Gareth Lewis is a UK-based Technical Architect at Xtravirt and VMware PSO Senior Consultant. Gareth specialises in the VMware Software-Defined Data Center and, specifically, network and security via VMware NSX.

Helping customers and partners throughout the UK, EMEA and internationally to accelerate and de-risk their digital transformation into private, public and multi-cloud adoption, Gareth enables customers to overcome their business and technical challenges by creating and developing private, hybrid, and public cloud infrastructure/solutions based on the VMware product stack.

Gareth is a VMware Certified Implementation Expert, VMware Certified Advanced Professional, Veeam Certified Architect, 7x VMware vExpert (2018-2024), 4x VMware vExpertNSX (2019-2023), 2x VMware vExpertPRO (2021-2023), a member of the VMware Influencer 100 Club and is experienced across the following technologies and product stacks:

Data Centre & Cloud Infrastructure

  • VMware vSphere
  • VMware vSAN
  • VMware Cloud Foundation

Networking & Security

  • VMware NSX
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center
  • VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere
  • VMware HCX

Infrastructure & Operations Management

  • VMware Aria Operations for Networks (formerly vRealize Network Insight)
  • VMware Aria Operations for Logs (formerly vRealize Log Insight)

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • VeeamONE

Storage and Storage Area Networks

  • Pure Storage
  • Dell EMC
  • Nexsan
  • Brocade Fibre Channel Networking

Public Cloud

  • VMware Cloud on AWS

Gareth is also a public speaker, having spoken at numerous VMware User Group (VMUG) events throughout the UK, including the South West UK VMUG, London VMUG, and North East UK VMUG.

With more than 20 years of technical experience within the IT industry and more than 10 years specialising in the VMware ecosystem, Gareth has a deep understanding of both technical and business processes and is able to design, implement, and deliver high-quality and highly available solutions to meet customer requirements.

Gareth is adaptable and analytical whilst being an approachable and collaborative team member. Gareth has strong communication skills, is a leader and strategic thinker with strong decision-making skills, and has a passion for delivering results.

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