About Benjamin Troch

Hi there, my name is Benjamin Troch and I am the author of this technology focused blog. I originate from Belgium, I am a New Zealand resident but currently I am residing and working in the ASEAN region, more specifically Singapore. I work as a Virtualization Architect and I am the, very passionate, Singapore VMware User Group (VMUG) leader.

As a reward for my work for the virtualization community I was awarded the 2013, 2014 and 2015 vExpert title by VMware and the global VMUG award for Excellence in 2013 and additionaly I also hold the PernixPro title awarded by Pernixdata.

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A little bit of history about me …

I started off my career in IT back in the days of the physical data center (1999! – can’t believe its that long ago) and gradually worked my way from administrating and engineering small, regional infrastructure to enterprise size, global infrastructure. I went through a couple of Windows  and VMware versions and certifications on the way and ramped up a passion for virtualization. My first virtualization implementations were based on Citrix software and when VMware came along I was amazed with the disruptive nature of this new technology on the IT industry.

Of course I had to  find out everything about it…

After all these years I still haven’t lost my fascination how virtualization can transform a business in terms of cost savings, agility and flexibility. Still obsessed with the possibilities of the virtualized data center I am curious to see where Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud strategy, the Software Defined Datacenter, Network and Storage virtualization will take us …

I am currently certified as

VMware – Certified Professional since 2009: VCAP-DCD5 / VCAP-DCA5  / VCP4  – VCP5 / VCP- Cloud / VSP5 / VTSP5

Microsoft – Certified Professional since 1999: MCP / MCTS / MCITP Server & Enterprise

Citrix – Certified Administrator since 2009: Netscaler 9

ITIL – Certified since 2009: ITIL v3 Foundation

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