vExpert: Paul Braren

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    NamePaul Braren
    LocationWethersfield, CT
    United States
    Short Description

    Began at VMware in January 2017 as a Systems Engineer for vSAN.

    Creator of in 2011, all about efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more...

    Came from 21 years at IBM, most recently as a Storage Technical Advisor for XIV and FlashSystem, with a background in x86 Server deployment and firmware flash automation.

    OverviewHobbies include blogging, podcasting, and sharing knowledge with others. Always with a scientific approach to first-hand product testing. Also enjoy informal teaching of tech at my local high school, climbing stairs quickly, and windsurfing.
    • Technical Certifications
    • VCP2/3/4/5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional 5, Data Center Virtualization).
    • vExpert 2014/15/16/17/18
    • vExpert vSAN 2017
    • Veeam Vanguard 2015/16/17/18
    Publications and Speaking Engagements

    User Groups and Communities (VMware User Group) Hartford, New York, and Boston (Virtualization Technology Users Group)

    Expertise and InterestsInnovator, author, webmaster, photographer, videographer, software maven, hardware enthusiast, efficiency evangelist, tireless technologist.



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