The Nutanix Certified Expert certification tests candidates on their ability to create and deliver Cloud-Smart solutions that leverage the Nutanix stack for Private Cloud and the best offerings from our Public Cloud partners for hybrid services.
Every NCX is an expert in their field and has the proven ability to design enterprise-scale solutions that support business-critical applications with service level agreements specified by business stakeholders.
LinkedIn: Mohammed Azam Noorani
Bio: Mohammed Azam Noorani is a Senior Resident Consultant for Nutanix Saudi Arabia. He is an experienced IT professional with more than 22 years of expertise in the field delivering high-end and successful IT projects for both private and public organizations with customer satisfaction as the top priority. He has worked in many multi-billion and multi-technology projects across the Middle East while integrating the different technologies and following the best practices and team management skills for successful project completion. He is solution oriented, technically strong, and always keeps himself technically updated. His current certifications are NCS-MCI Advanced | NCS-MCI Proficient | NCM | 2xNCP | NCS-Core & Master | NCSE-Core & DS | NCA | NCSR 2022 | VCP-DCV 2021 | Azure Solution Architect | Amazon AWS | Fortinet NSE4 | PaloAlto PCNSE | SolarWinds SCP | ITIL.
LinkedIn: Daemon Behr
Bio: Daemon Behr is a Systems Architect at Nutanix. He has over 20 years of industry experience and provides IT architecture design for Global Financial Services and Enterprises. He has taught courses on infrastructure design and security at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the University of British Columbia. Daemon is the author of Designing Risk in IT Infrastructure, and a co-author of The Nutanix Design Guide and IT Architect Series: Stories from the Field.
Employer: Atos Global IT Solutions & Service Private Ltd
LinkedIn: Rajendra Bhise
Bio: Rajendra is an experienced IT Infrastructure and Cloud Architect working in the IT industry for more than 20 years. During his career he has held various roles in different areas like System Administrator, Messaging and Unified Communication expert, Infrastructure Architect, and Solution Architect. He has an excellent understanding of how various components of IT infrastructure work together. He has deep knowledge in data center technologies, security, cloud solution, architecture frameworks, architecture governance which enables him to help customers solve their problems. In his current role, Rajendra has designed, and supported enterprise solutions based on Hyper Converged infrastructure using Nutanix HCI. Rajendra helps customers to achieve their business goals and optimized business outcome. He is very passionate about technology, believes in continuous learning and keeping skills up to date. In addition to Nutanix Certified Expert, Rajendra holds other industry certifications like TOGAF 9.2 Certified Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate, Certified DevOps Practitioner and ITIL v3 Certification.
LinkedIn: Christian Cadavid
Bio: Christian is a Staff Resident Architect with more than 15 years of IT experience in enterprise and Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. In his current role, Christian designs, implements, and supports enterprise solutions based on various Hybrid Cloud technologies to accelerate digital transformation and solve complex issues. In the past, Christian has worked for various customer environments including most recently automobile, retail, Oil & Gas, telecommunications and managed services. In addition to Nutanix NCX, Christian holds a M.Sc. in Information Security and several industry certifications from Nutanix, Microsoft, and Netapp.
Bio: Kyle is a veteran of the IT services industry with over 20 years experience and having held roles from the helpdesk all the way through to principle architect and pre-sales roles. Kyle is a Senior Consultant for the APJ Services organization and over the past 12 months at Nutanix actively helped train and skill partner resources, completed complex designs and implementations for Metro Availability, Leap DR and Files.
In addition to multiple Nutanix certifications, Kyle also holds other key industry certifications including CCIA (Citrix Certified Integration Architect, VCP and MCSE.
Employer: ST Engineering Mission Software & Services
LinkedIn: Vernon Chia
Bio: Vernon is a Principal Engineer at ST Engineering, working in the IT industry for the past 10 years. Throughout his time in ST Engineering, he has seen through many projects, focusing on dark site/air-gapped deployments. His key expertise and experience is in Systems Integrations and he has a strong interest in understanding how different solutions, systems and/or products can come together to solve problems. In addition to Nutanix NCX, Vernon also holds other industry certifications such as AWS-SAA, MCSE, and RHCSA.
Employer: Long View Systems
LinkedIn: Alexey Davydov
Bio: Alexey is an experienced IT Architect with over 15 years working in IT industry and specializing in modern datacenter hybrid-cloud infrastructure. Alexey has proven successes spanning the operations, planning, and design of large-scale enterprise systems. These include virtualization, large scale data storage systems, application delivery and security, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity. Previously Alexey has worked as PS Engineer, Pre-Sales, Systems Engineer at IT companies in Russia & CIS and EMEA regions. Being adept at understanding the inter-relationships between systems and business processes and minimizing negative impacts of IT changes Alexey brings new efficiencies and effectiveness to his customers. Besides Nutanix certified, Alexey holds other industry certifications including VMware, Cohesity, Cisco, AWS.
Employer: Bahrain Business Machines B.S.C (C)
LinkedIn: Hyson D’Souza
Bio: Hyson is an ace Technology Services Specialist with rich IT experience specializing in modern datacenter hybrid-cloud infrastructure. In a span of 15 years, he has worked in various categories of IT fields such as trainer, support, implementation, and solution design. He has a deep understanding of technologies from Microsoft, Veeam, VMware, Lenovo, IBM and Netapp. He loves exploring new fields and holds multiple industry certification. Currently Hyson is working with GBM Bahrain as a Technology Evangelist responsible for designing and implementing Hybrid Cloud solutions for customers.
Bio: Kenneth is a 25 year IT vetran, having held positions with end-customer, reseller, and IT manufacturer organizations. Kenneth has held roles in deskside support, server administration, datacenter administration, enterprise architecture, IT management, and consulting. He prides himself on being a ‘full stack specialist’ designing and deploying solutions for datacenters, private cloud, and end user computing. He approaches problems with the fundamental questions of “Why are we doing this? And what is it’s value?”.
LinkedIn: Mark Gabryjelski
Bio: Mark Gabryjelski has been practicing x86 virtualization since 2002. Hundreds of integrations and implementations later, his experiences, lessons learned, and insights should help you keep your nights and weekends for yourself. Mark has been at WEI since the end of 2011, and helped create a formalized virtualization practice. While building the practice, Mark developed, updated, and leads many of the WEI Workshops training courses on a variety of topics from VMware, Nutanix, EUC topics, Day 2 operations, and PowerShell. Mark maintains many Nutanix certifications abd currently holds multiple NCP certifications, NCAP, NCSX, and NCX-MCI, and is recognized by Nutanix as an SME in Multicloud Infrastructure. Mark also maintains many VMware certifications and currently holds VCP #46, and VCDX #023, while being recognized by VMware as an SME in many practice areas. Mark is a founder of the IT Architect Series of books, and authored “Foundation in the Art of IT Infrastructure Design” and "Stories from the Field Vol 1" in the series.
LinkedIn: Joe Garvey
Bio: Joe has been on the System Engineering team at Nutanix since January 2018, working with various customers, from NY Healthcare to Financials. He is currently a Regional Architect based in the NY Metro area, supporting Global Financial and NY Enterprise accounts. Starting an IT career in the early 2000s, he spent the majority on the operations and engineering side. For the last decade he has been designing datacenters, planning migrations and building BCDR plans. Always trying to learn, he has achieved other industry certifications, including ITIL, VMware, AWS, and Azure.
LinkedIn: Nick Hartman
Bio: Nick is an Enterprise Architect with over 20 years of experience with various publishing, financial, healthcare, and pre-sales roles. In those roles, he has worked within data center, security, cloud, network, IT policy, enterprise architecture, and consulting teams to help find new and innovative solutions to the most challenging problems. In his architectural designs he puts emphasis on the art of possible and providing business value while enabling future growth for an IT organization. He equally enjoys learning new technologies and providing training sessions in order to help both individuals and companies achieve their goals as well as encourage lifelong learning. He has his MBA from Xavier University and holds several industry certifications including Nutanix, AWS, Microsoft, and VMware.
Employer: SVA GmbH
LinkedIn: Patrick Huber
Bio: Patrick is an experienced IT Consultant working in the IT industry for over 20 years now. During his career he has held various roles in different areas (HW/SW support services, managed services, pre-sales, consulting, and solution design). In his current role, Patrick designs, implements, and supports enterprise solutions based on various Hybrid Cloud technologies and helps customers to achieve business goals, digital transformation, and optimized business outcome. He is very passionate about technology, education, and in understanding how the different bricks and cornerstones of an IT infrastructure work together. In addition to Nutanix NCX, Patrick holds other industry certifications from Nutanix, VMware and Veeam.
LinkedIn: Rommel Humarang
Bio: Rommel has over 18 years of IT experience ranging from technical support, IT operations, and Professional Services. In his current role as a Staff Consulting Architect within Nutanix APJ’s Xpert Services team, Rommel has helped large scale customers in Singapore to achieve their business outcomes using various Nutanix technologies. Prior to Nutanix, Rommel was a Consultant with VMware Singapore’s Professional Services Organization. In addition to Nutanix NCX and numerous Nutanix certifications, Rommel is also VMware VCIX and VCAP certified.
Bio: Abraham is a Senior Resident Consultant at Nutanix. In his role, he helps design and implement IT infrastructure solutions that solve business needs and requirements of SMB and Enterprise customers. Abraham’s primary areas of expertise are on Virtualization, Cloud, Networking, Storage, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering and worked as an Electrical engineer prior to transitioning into the IT industry. In addition to Nutanix certifications he also holds industry certifications from Microsoft, VMware, Dell EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and IBM.
LinkedIn: Vishal Idge
Bio: Vishal has been working with Nutanix as a Senior Resident Consultant since 2021. He has 14+ years of experience in IT industry and worked on multiple converged and hyperconverged technologies like Nutanix, VMware and Cisco Hyperflex. He has extensive experience as a System admin managing various storage platforms, Virtual Desktops, RBAC, Backup, Mailing and collaboration technologies. He has strong scripting skills and did 300+ automations using PowerShell. His current certifications include NCP, NCS-Core, NCM, NCX.
LinkedIn: Ayub Khan
Bio: Ayub Khan is a Senior Resident Consultant for Nutanix Saudi Arabia for enterprise customers, and a seasoned, multi-skilled ICT professional with 18 years of rich experience and expertise in the area of managed IT Services Delivery, IT projects, and Customer Success Consulting. As a Senior Architect Consultant he is responsible for delivering IT solutions across diverse industries, proven expertise in handling migrations and transitions of all volumes using in-depth knowledge of designing and implementations of data center facilities, data center technologies, IT infrastructure, IT applications, and data management, enterprise cloud technology. He holds other industry certifications including PMP | Huawei 9274, HCIE X 3-Cloud, Storage, Data center | CCIE-DC | Azure Cloud Architect | AWS-Cloud | Oracle Cloud | Commvault Expert.
LinkedIn: Igor Larionov
Bio: Igor is a Systems Engineer with 10 years of experience with various of IT technology solutions, including Storage and HCI products. Previously he has worked as Support Consultant, Pre-Sales, Systems Engineer, and Architect at IT companies in Russia. He has deep knowledge in data center products, cloud solutions, etc. that allow him to successfully resolve customers problems and needs. Today, he is designing and deploying solutions based on Nutanix that helping customers in their day-by-day operations. He equally enjoys learning new technologies, that's why he holds many industry certifications including Dell, Citrix, Nutanix, and VMware.
Bio: I have been a Sr. Systems Engineer at Nutanix since August 2017 based out of the Pittsburgh, PA area. I spent the early years of my career at Marconi as a Network Engineer for Optical Networks, ATM Switch, and Route / Switch. Over the next few years, I transitioned to a Security design consultant for mission-critical solutions such as Nuclear Power Plants and airports utilizing intelligent threat analysis systems. Pryor coming to Nutanix I was a network Architect for UPMC 8 years achieving the highest level MPLS Certification for Nokia Service Service Routers. Over the last 3 ½ years at Nutanix I have been working in the commercial theater supporting customers across the Ohio Valley. Nutanix has been my favorite stops over the course of my career as I thoroughly enjoying working with customers, designing solutions, learning all of our amazing products, and more importantly the relationships I have built-in and out of Nutanix. I also hold the Nokia SRA(#227) Service Router Certification.
LinkedIn: Joe Panayiotou
Bio: Joe is a veteran of the IT services industry with over 20 years’ experience and having held roles starting from helpdesk all the way through to Enterprise System Admin Team Lead role and Staff Consultant here at Nutanix. He is a Staff Consultant at Nutanix and over the last 2+ years has assisted training and design work along with other Nutanix portfolio deployments such as, implementations for Metro Availability, Leap DR, Nutanix Objects, Nutanix Mine and Files. In addition to multiple Nutanix certifications, Joe also holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in CIS, as well as holding other key industry certifications including VCP and MCSE.
LinkedIn: Guillaume Paré
Bio: With more than 20 years in the field of information technology, Guillaume is a solution architect, determined, persevering, reliable and professional based in the Montreal region of Quebec. In his current role as Senior Systems Engineer at Nutanix, he is responsible for building innovative solutions to solve complex customer business problems and objectives and thus ensure their satisfaction. Before joining the Nutanix team, he acquired experience for eight years as an Architecture consultant, five years as a consultant for a Professional Services firm, and at the start of his career, he managed, as a system administrator, the technologies of an engineering firm for a period of eight years. In addition to Nutanix NCX, Guillaume has several industry certifications from vendors such as AWS, Citrix, Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, and Splunk.
Employer: Hitachi systems Microclinic Pvt Ltd, India
LinkedIn: Suchit Patel
Bio: Suchit works in the IT services Industry with over 14 years’ experience and held roles from Support Engineer, Project Engineer, Delivery Lead, all the way through to Solution architect and pre-sales roles. Currently he is designing and deploying solutions that deliver enterprise-level datacenter, private cloud and helping customers on their digital transformation journey. He holds other Industry certifications including VMware, Cisco, NetApp, AWS , Veritas, etc.
LinkedIn: Alex Pierce
Bio: Alex is a certified, experienced, and motivated Hybrid Cloud Architect based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. In his current role as a Nutanix Systems Engineer, he is responsible for creating innovative technical solutions to solve customers’ complex business issues and objectives. Prior to joining Nutanix, Alex worked at a variety of consulting partners across Canada and the UK providing pre-sales and post-sales consultancy for datacenter and cloud infrastructure products and services. In addition to Nutanix NCX, Alex has a degree in Computer Networking and holds several industry certifications from vendors such as AWS, Cisco, Microsoft, and VMware.
Bio: Josh has been in the IT industry for 20 plus years on Long Island, doing everything from Help Desk to engineer to architect. The majority of the early years were spent on the operations and engineering side, with the later years on the presales side. Josh joined Nutanix back in 2019 as a Senior Engineer covering multiple territories in New York Metro and New England. Always working to refine his craft, he has earned other industry certifications including VMware, AWS, and Microsoft.
LinkedIn: Venu Vuppalapati
Bio: Venu is a Senior Staff Architect and Global Database Practice Lead at Nutanix. He has over 20 years of experience working at various state and federal agencies, telecom, finance and manufacturing industries. During his career, he has held various roles in different areas of database administration, systems administration, DBA management, virtualization engineering and consulting architecture. In his current role as a Global Database Practice Lead, Venu is responsible for providing enterprise-level solutions design, creating service offers to help customers, developing and adapting frameworks for consistent service delivery. Venu holds various industry certifications from Nutanix, Oracle, AWS, and VMWare.
Employer: avancerPI Solutions
LinkedIn: Akmal Waheed
Bio: Akmal is Founder & Consulting Architect at avancerPI Solutions. In his current role, he is involved in consulting, designing, implementing, and training small to enterprise customers globally. The solutions are based on Nutanix, VMware, and RedHat technologies. He has worked with Nutanix, Dell EMC, VMware, and Hewlett Packard in multiple customers facing roles, from Technical Support Engineer for Printers to Consulting Architect for Hybrid Cloud solutions. He believes gaining beneficial knowledge is a very important part of life and is available in various forms in nature, hence learning never ends. He is the first winner of Virtual Design Master 2013-VDM001, the first-ever IT reality competition organized by the community. Technical blogger at vdm-001.blogspot.in.
LinkedIn: Dave Weber
Bio: Dave has over 20 years of IT industry experience, including time spent as a Nutanix administrator for a Fortune 1000 company. He has specialized in general server virtualization, SQL deployment and optimization, and low-code automation for virtual machines. He has always lived his professional life on the bleeding edge of IT infrastructure and was an early adopter of HCI, AOS, and AHV. He has a passion for solving challenging infrastructure requirements and designing solutions to move customers to their IT Nirvana. He is always willing to ask the hard questions and is always open to debate around why one way of building a solution might be better or worse than another. Based out of Portland, Oregon with his wife and dogs, he enjoys finding new breweries and digging through crates at record stores.
Bio: Igor is a Consulting Architect at Nutanix. In his role, Igor designs enterprise solutions and helps customers to achieve business goals and digital transformation. He is very passionate about technology, education, and understanding how things work. He believes that knowledge sharing helps build a better community, which he does through his blog on Virtualization and Cloud technologies: https://vinception.fr In addition, Igor holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #286) certification.
LinkedIn: David Zoerb
Twitter: David Zoerb
Bio: David is an experienced IT Architect and Consultant who started his career in IT in 2003. Since then, David has worked in various roles from Network Engineering, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Pre-Sales, Consulting and Solution Design. He is an industry veteran with vast experience at understand and translating business requirements. In his role at Nutanix as a Sr. Staff Consulting Architect, David helps customers to architect and design enterprise solutions, driving digital transformation and reaching their business goals.
Bio: Tod Holsenbeck has done extensive work as a Virtualization Architect for medium to large enterprises, with a focus on healthcare, retail, and virtual desktops. A seasoned professional with over 25 years’ experience in IT infrastructure design and operations, Tod has primarily focused on large enterprise projects. He enjoys problem solving, working on tuning as well as deployment of new environments, and understands the importance of organizations and teams evolving along with the technology. In his previous roles he has led multiple infrastructure projects, deployments of multiple datacenters, infrastructure transformation projects, migration of SQL and Oracle business critical applications from physical to virtual, led on call center transformation to hybrid cloud model to keep up with the agile business needs, and much more.
Bio: Raj is a Sr. Resident Consultant for Nutanix. He has 22+ years of experience managing and implementing server infrastructures and data-center operations across multiple virtual platforms, including Nutanix, VMware, and Dell. Raj started his career in SLED/Local Government, where he became a Nutanix Pre-IPO customer, which led to him joining Nutanix GSO for the first time. After leaving Nutanix, Raj joined Winslow Tech Group as Sr. Service Delivery Manager and HCI Lead. Afterward, he re-joined Nutanix for a second time as a Sr. Resident Consultant. Other IT certs Raj has are: VMware VCIE-DCV, Double VCP – DCV & DM, and Azure Fundamentals.