The ITVCE (Information Technology Virtualization and Cloud Enthusiasts) blog is a community driven site for IT Professionals. The content found on ITVCE.com is primarily geared toward community support and enablement for application, desktop, and server virtualization technologies. Comments and community interactions are strongly encouraged to keep the authors honest and non-biased toward the vendors and technologies being covered. While ITVCE.com is a independent community driven blog, SME’s vendor preferences and strengths may be presumed based on active projects and topic areas covered. As unaffiliated technologists, ITVCE.com encourages the authors to post on a wide variety of vendors and products based on current or upcoming engagements. Post contributions credited to the following authors:
DANE YOUNG (@youngtech) is an technology enthusiast and Solutions Architect specializing in application, desktop, and server virtualization technologies from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. He holds a number of certifications including Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer; Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization; VMware Certified Professional for vSphere 4 and 5; Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization Administrator; Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008; and, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud. Dane currently holds Master of Business Administration and Management Information Systems degrees.
Current employer: Entisys Solutions Location: Sacramento, Ca, USA
Author URL: dane.itvce.com E-mail: dane @ itvce.com
SCOTT COCHRAN (@ScottCochran) is a diehard technology enthusiast inside and outside of work. Scott’s educational background includes obtaining an Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Networking Information Systems from TESST College of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University. Scott holds the following notable technical certifications: Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization (CCIA), VMware Certified Professional (VCP) for vSphere 4 & vSphere 5, Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator, AppSense Certified Professional (ACP), NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator in 8.07-Mode (NCDA), and CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional.
Current Employer: Citrix Systems, Inc. Location: Baltimore/Washington D.C. Metro Area, USA
Author URL: scott.itvce.com E-mail: scott @ itvce.com
JARIAN GIBSON (@JarianGibson) is a Virtualization Practice Manager for Choice Solutions focused on application and desktop virtualization technologies based out of the Kansas City area. He works with his team architecting and deploying solutions throughout the US central region. Annually Jarian heads up the Choice Solutions Tech Tour presenting a technical workshop on application and desktop virtualization technologies across the central region. With more than 13 years of experience in the IT industry, Jarian has worked on numerous assessment, design, and implementation projects for application and desktop virtualization and delivery. Jarian is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums, the Citrix IRC channel, ITVCE community blog, and has his own blog at jariangibson.com. In July 2012, Jarian presented at Briforum Chicago and was also named Citrix Geek of the Week.
Current Emplorer: Choice Solutions Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Author URL: jarian.itvce.com E-mail: jarian @ itvce.com
KEES BAGGERMAN (@KBaggerman) is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Microsoft and Citrix infrastructures. Kees is passionate about application and desktop delivery and all that comes with it. Having a background as economist Kees quickly found his true calling in IT. Kees is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, RES Certified Professional and RES Certified Trainer. RES Software also named Kees RES RSVP in 2010. Kees was awarded as RES Software Most Valuable Professional of 2011.
Current Emplorer: Inter Access Location: Tiel, The Netherlands
Author URL: kees.itvce.com E-mail: kees @ itvce.com
BARRY SCHIFFER (@BarrySchiffer) is a senior technical consultant with 13 years of IT experience. He has gained both a broad and deep knowledge in the sphere of IT. Throughout the years, Barry has developed into a specialist in the field of Microsoft Windows, Server Based Computing, desktop virtualization, and server virtualization. Barry is as a driven consultant who is always well informed about the latest technologies and puts these into practice eagerly. With his technical background, Barry is able to implement and provided advise on technical implementations. Barry is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and RES Certified Professional. RES Software also named Barry RES Software Valued Professional in 2012. Barry is co-founder and member of the Board for the Dutch Citrix User Group.
Current Emplorer: Inter Access Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Author URL: barry.itvce.com E-mail: barry @ itvce.com
SIMON BARNES (@sbarnes86) is a senior consultant with a focus on application, desktop and server virtualisation and a strong background in Citrix NetScaler. Simon is also recognised by Citrix as a NetScaler subject matter expert, helping design the upcoming NetScaler 10 exams and providing feedback and suggestions for courseware developments. Day to day Simon leads the technical team at Rivelite Ltd, a leading Citrix partner based in Cambridge, UK
Current Employer: Riverlite Ltd Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Author URL: simon.itvce.com E-mail: simon @ itvce.com
SHANE KLEINERT (@ShaneKleinert) has a passion for IT on full display during his ten plus years of experience working in enterprise environments. He spent the majority of the last decade working with the sixth largest school district in the U.S. as a strategic consultant and trusted advisor. Shane’s work with large-scale Active Directory, Group Policies, Desktop Management, Networking, and Scripting/Automation made for a smooth transition into the new world of Desktop/Server Virtualization & Application Delivery. He currently serves as the lead architect for JDL Technologies‘ virtualization efforts, including Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware technologies. In 2012, Shane spoke at both Citrix Synergy, and BriForum and was selected to be a member of Citrix Partner Technical Expert Council (PTEC).
Current Emplorer: JDL Technologies Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Author URL: shane.itvce.com E-mail: shane @ itvce.com