Sr. Cloud & SDDC System Engineer Presales at VMware
Dirk is a Professional high level business oriented technical consultant with proven expertise in IT service-, operations-, virtualisation-, automation- and cloud management. This includes in depth knowledge of management frameworks and related technologies which are applied in overall virtualization, automation- and cloud initiatives in a broad sense. Dirk’s expertise within the Datacenter management & infrastructure portfolio is mainly focused on automation (SDDC and SDN), cloud and infrastructure management solutions. HPe’s automation solutions, both from a software and hardware perspective, used for day to day data center management are included in his scope. High level design, as part of the overall technical solution completes the picture. This includes pan HPe automation solutions,both HPe and non HPe solutions, which are “orchestrated” via an fully automated orchestration engine, such as HP Operations Orchestration. Dirk has a span of 20 years, always in highly regulated sectors such as Finance, Telco and Pharma, Military, including auditing and accreditation paths for regulatory compliancy issues. Within the evolution of the datacenter management and related services, several technologies and concepts has been used, from the ‘green datacenter’ to ‘cloud-enabled services’ and SDDC and SDN.
Specialties: Implementation of sectoral standards and regulatory requirements such as GxP, Part11 for pharma, TL 9000 for telecommunications, ISO 16749 for automotive, BS 15000 – ISO 20000 for ICT Service Providers. Software Defined Datacenter – and software defined network design, starting from the legacy till the migration in the new world.
Work out strategical management planning for the implementation of cloud, automation and service management for fully enabled SDDC and SDN datacenter iniatives in large organisations.