I am currently employed with VMware as a Staff Systems Engineer. My job role is Cloud Architect – VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. I spent 15 years of my IT life at IBM working for IBM Global Services as well as the IBM Systems and Technology group. I have a service and products background around open platforms (mainly x86); my area of expertise comprises: Cloud Management Products, Virtualization, Blade architectures, Scalable Intel and AMD systems, Storage, Systems Management solutions.

I am an old school MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) for NT 4.0 and Windows 2000, an old CCA (Citrix Certified Administrator) for Metaframe, a VCP (VMware Certified Professional) for VI3 / vSphere and I have been appointed vExpert 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 by VMware.

I have lately been quite active in the following areas:

  • Virtualization
  • Cloud
  • Blade architectures
  • Scalable Intel and AMD systems
  • Storage
  • Systems Management solutions

There are two reasons for which I have created this site: share what I know, learn from what you know. I believe in the power of communities, any community, and this is my (little) give-back to all professionals interested in this technology arena. I can say without any doubt that I have learned much more from browsing the net and participating in interesting forum discussions than from any other formal class I have attended. So I hope that what I am posting here is of any interest and use for you.

You can contact me at massimo (at) it20.info. I am also on Linkedin and Twitter.

You can find my on-line (detailed) CV here.

Note: The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by VMware and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of VMware. This is my blog – not a VMware blog.