This is a personal blog focused on capturing and sharing the breakthroughs and solutions within the virtualization industry, in particular the advancements that are being made in the field of Cloud Computing. I’ll blog about topics such as security issues, implementations, and new technologies using videos and how-to demos.

Virtualization and Cloud Computing technologies offer limitless possibilities.  Everything we know of computers, the internet, space and time is changing because of these advances, and this is the place to find out about it.

Rawlinson Rivera is the Global Field Chief Technology Officer at Cohesity, Inc. He is well known as an industry thought leader on cloud enterprise architectures and hyper-converged infrastructures. Rawlinson recently joined Cohesity’s leadership team after 10 years at VMware, where he was most recently the Principal Architect working in the Office of CTO for the Storage and Availability Business Unit. Focused on defining and communicating Cohesity’s product vision and strategy, Rawlinson will be working closely with the product and engineering teams to provide customer insights and use cases for feature enhancements and future roadmap prioritization.

With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Rawlinson has devoted much of his professional career to the design of enterprise architectures of physical, virtual, and cloud based infrastructures, based on VMware, Microsoft, and other leading technologies. In addition, he is amongst the few VMware Certified Design Experts in the world (VCDX#86), and he holds a multitude of industry leading accreditations from VMware, Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco.

Rawlinson has also authored numerous books based on VMware and Microsoft technologies such as Mastering Virtual Infrastructure 3, MCITP: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Messaging Design and Deployment Study Guide, and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration. He also holds several patents on storage, containers, cross-clouds and policy driven technologies and is very proud of his collaboration with the storage engineering team for this success.

An enthusiastic and highly entertaining public speaker, Rawlinson is highly sought after as a keynote speaker at industry events and is often requested for media interviews and customer briefings. He is the author of the popular blog: PunchingClouds and he currently resides in LA with his wife and son.