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GreenPages Enterprise Consultant, Michael Berthiaume, Earns Coveted VMware VCDX Technical Design Certification
Joins Elite Group of Less Than 100 Expert VMware Design Architects Globally
Kittery, ME—June 18, 2012—GreenPages Technology Solutions, a leading cloud and virtualization consulting and integration firm, announced today that Michael Berthiaume, Enterprise Consultant for GreenPages, has earned the prestigious VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification. The VCDX program is designed for veteran professionals who want to validate and demonstrate their expertise in VMware virtual infrastructure. Michael is only the 84th person in the world to receive the VCDX certification and joins an elite group of design architects highly skilled in VMware enterprise deployments.
VMware Certified Design Experts earn their certification by building on their VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification. Each expert has taken the extra steps of achieving both the VMware Certified Advanced Professional on Datacenter Administration (VCAP-DCA) and the VMware Certified Advanced Professional on Datacenter Design (VCAP-DCD) certifications as well as successfully defending a VMware vSphere-based infrastructure design and implementation plan in front of an evaluation panel of VMware experts.
“Defending my design in front of the top VMware people in the world—the people who write the books—was a bit intimidating but at the same time, thrilling,” said Berthiaume. “It’s not every day you get the opportunity to test your technical knowledge in front of experts of this caliber.”
A key part of the VCDX certification is the applicant’s ability to map the technical aspects of the VMware solution design to the business requirements of the proposed organization. “I based my design on a few different configurations I put together for customers at GreenPages,” said Berthiaume. “It’s crucial to illustrate the risk, constraints, and opportunities for business goals in any solution. Our customers need designs that will work in the real world and in their own unique environments within their own specific parameters.”
VMware Certified Design Experts are recommended as expert resources for organizations looking to optimize their IT environments. “GreenPages and Michael Berthiaume have proven to the VMware certification evaluation board that they both are more than qualified to design and architect a datacenter infrastructure based on the VMware platform,” said Chris Cottam, Senior Director, Global Education, VMware.
For a complete listing of VCDX recipients, visit www.vmware.com/go/vcdx.
About Michael Berthiaume
Michael is an Enterprise Consultant with GreenPages Technology Solutions headquartered in Kittery, ME. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Rhode Island College and has been working in IT for 12+ years having spent a majority of his career in corporate IT. He specializes in converged infrastructure design, virtualization of business critical applications, data center networking, storage area networks and business continuity. As a consultant, he is able to understand the end-user perspective and excel at his role of trusted advisor. Michael brings his love of technology and his passion for guiding and teaching his customers into every engagement, leaving each organization empowered with a solution that fits them best.
About GreenPages Technology Solutions
GreenPages is a leading cloud management consulting and integration firm that helps clients fully virtualize their environments and transform their datacenter and IT operations to effectively leverage the power of cloud computing. The company’s deep technology expertise, broad engineering certifications, and vendor agnostic business model offer clients a strategic, cross-platform, proactive approach to designing, deploying, and supporting modern IT environments.
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