Hersey Cartwright has worked in the technology industry since 1996 in many roles, from helpdesk support to IT management. He began working with VMware technologies in 2006. He was the key sponsor of the virtualization initiative at ABNB Federal Credit Union and played a key role in the design, implementation, and management of virtual infrastructure of the ABNB.
In his current role as the Senior Virtualization Engineer at ABS Technology Architects, he is responsible for the design and implementation of VMware environments that support a wide range of business applications. He does most of his work with small- and medium-sized environments with 3 to 10 hosts, but he has also been involved with several large, multisite deployments. He has had experience working with a wide variety of server and storage platforms.
Since January 2011, he has been an instructor with the VMware IT Academy program at the Tidewater Community College, where he teaches the VMware Install, Configure, and Manage vSphere 5 and the Optimize and Scale vSphere 5 courses. He has designed and implemented the lab environment used by the students in the virtualization and security programs offered at the Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College. He enjoys teaching and learns a lot by teaching others about the benefits of virtualization.
Along with VMware certifications, he also holds certifications from Citrix for XenApp and XenDesktop and the Information Storage Associate (EMCISA) certification from EMC.
He actively participates in the VMware community and has been awarded the vExpert title in both 2012 and 2013. He has presented multiple articles at professionalvmware.com on vBrownBags on vSphere administration, vSphere design, and vSphere disaster recovery. He regularly blogs about virtualization and other technologies at http://www.vhersey.com/.