My name is Danny Alvarez and I work as a Solutions Architect for the Cumberland Group (Whatever it takes for whatever is NEXT!). Prior to this role, I was a Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at (your pets’ favorite online store!).

I simply love technology (specially latest/greatest), and enjoy reading/talking about anything related to it. Cars and racquetball too.

My main career focus has been around the following subjects:

  • Virtualization (VMware, AHV, Hyper-V)
  • Storage (Pure Storage Flasharray / Flashblade, EMC VMAX/Powermax , Xtreme IO2, Unity, Isilon, Tintri, Netapp Ontap)
  • Compute (Cisco UCS, Dell Poweredge / MX, HPe Proliant / Synergy)
  • Data Protection (Veeam, Cohesity, Rubrik, Commvault, Netbackup, Avamar, PowerProtect)
  • Business Continuity (VMware Cloud on AWS/Azure/GCP/Oracle, Zerto)
  • Hybrid Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, Equinix Metal, Pure Cloud Block Store)

Latest accomplishments include:

VMware Cloud on AWS 2021 – Master Specialist

VMware Cloud on AWS vExpert 2021, 2022

VMware vExpert 2020, 2021, 2022

Double VCP in Datacenter and Network Virtualization

VCAP in Network Virtualization Design

VMware Cloud on AWS Specialist

Nutanix Certified Professional 5

Commvault Solution Architect

Cohesity Technical Sales

Nutanix NCSE Core

Pure Storage Implementation Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Nutanix Certified Services Core

Nutanix Certified Professional 5 – Multicloud Infrastructure

Pure Storage FlashArray Architect Professional

VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2021

VMware Cloud on AWS vExpert 2022

Pure Storage FlashBlade Architect Associate

VCAP – Data Center Virtualization Design 2022

VCAP – Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2022

VCIX – Data Center Virtualization 2022

Cohesity Certified Installation Professional

VMware Certified Professional – VMware Cloud 2022

VMware Certified Specialist – vSphere with Tanzu 2022

Tanzu Vanguard 2023 member

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