I’m proud to announce that I’ve been awarded the VMware vExpert community award for the calendar year 2020. I’m absolutely thrilled to be awarded this title for the eighth year in a row. It’s an honor to be part of the team driving advanced SQL Server virtualization adoption and performance tuning on the VMware platform.

Thank you VMware!

Things are quite different today than they were eight years ago. Cloud is now a big thing, and VMware now runs natively on multiple public cloud providers, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. Without specific tuning, the core platforms (on-prem & cloud) that power my technology of choice, SQL Server, continues to hold back the raw performance of the database engine. My mission is to make sure that these platforms, VMware included, work to their best possible abilities so that the SQL Server workloads can thrive!

The VMware vExpert Program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The vExpert award is for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the vExpert award. A list of all VMware vExperts is available in the vExpert Directory, including my own.