Farhan Ahmed Nadeem has been in the IT field for over 17 years. He has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a number of certifications including CCNP/CCNA DC, VCP, CISSP, CCA, and MCSE-EA. Starting with Microsoft certification MCSE-NT in 1997, he always stayed abreast with the latest technologies and server hardware through proactive learning and successful real-world deployments. He has extensive work experience in complex heterogeneous environments comprising various hardware platforms, operating systems, and applications. This exposure gave him broad knowledge in investigating, designing, implementing, and managing infrastructure solutions. He progressively started focusing on virtualization technologies and the Cisco UCS platform and has completed a number of successful UCS deployments with both VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer hypervisors. When not working with computers, he enjoys spending time with his family.