PunchingClouds is a personal blog that is owned and created by Rawlinson Rivera. PunchingClouds is focused on capturing and sharing the breakthroughs and solutions within the IT industry, in particular advancements being made in the fields of infrastructure  automation, virtualization, private and public cloud computing, security, data management, regulatory compliance, managed services, and more.

Rawlinson Rivera is well known in the IT industry as an innovator and thought leader on a number of areas such as cloud enterprise architectures, converged infrastructures, data management.

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 Los Angeles, California.