Gareth Lewis is a UK-based Senior Consultant and architect at Xtravirt specialising in the VMware Software-Defined Data Center, network and security via VMware NSX-T, and backup and replication via Veeam Backup & Replication.
Helping customers across the UK and EMEA accelerate and de-risk their digital transformation; 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 Professional, Veeam Certified Engineer, VMware vExpert (2018-2020), VMware vExpertNSX (2019), member of the VMware Influencer 100 Club, and is experienced across the following technologies and product stacks:
- Software-Defined Data Centre and Virtualisation
- VMware vSphere
- VMware vSAN
- Software-Defined Networking and Security
- VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere (NSX-V)
- VMware NSX Data Center (NSX-T)
- VMware Carbon Black
- VMware SD-WAN
- Digital Workspace
- VMware Horizon View
- Cloud Management
- VMware vRealize Network Insight
- VMware vRealize Log Insight
- Backup & Replication and Business Continuity
- Veeam Backup & Replication
- Storage and Storage Area Networks
- Pure Storage
- Dell EMC
- Brocade Fibre Channel networking
- Data Centre Design and Operations
- Public Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
Gareth is also a previous VMware User Group (VMUG) speaker and has presented at both the South West UK VMUG (March 2019) and North East UK VMUG (September 2019).
With over 17 years of technical experience within the IT industry, Gareth has a deep understanding of both technical and business process 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.
In 2018, Gareth was accepted into the VMware vExpert program and, in March 2019 and February 2020, was awarded vExpert status for second and third consecutive years. In 2019, Gareth was also accepted into the vExpertNSX subprogram focusing on VMware NSX and, in 2020, was invited into the VMware Influencer 100 Club.
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