Matthew (Matt) Vandenbeld is a dual VCDX, obtaining the certification inboth Cloud and Data center (VCDX-DCV, VCDX-CLOUD). He also holds VCAP-DCD/DCA/CID/CIA and many other industry certifications. He is currently a Solutions Architect in the Global Center of Excellence at VMware. His role is to create solutions pertaining to the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), train experts in delivering SDDC solutions, and assist in high-end escalations. Matt is very involved in the VMware community; he regularly attends VMUGs in his region, blogs at cloudmatt.com, participates in community podcasts, and is active on Twitter (@vcloudmatt). Matt is passionate about virtualization and assisting the development of others in the industry.
Jonathan McDonald is currently a Senior Solutions Engineer at VMware, participating in the development of validated solution architectures, comprehensive professional services, and scalable deep technical training as a part of the Professional Services Engineering group of VMware Global Services. He has been with VMware since 2005. Prior to joining Professional Services Engineering, Jonathan was a Staff Technical Support Engineer with VMware Global Support Services, specializing in the vCenter product and supporting technologies. In this role, he dealt with customer escalations, mentoring, and interactions with the internal product engineering teams. Through these different functions, he was able to provide not only reactive support for in-depth technical problems, but also proactive support by trending on the most commonly experienced problems and providing this information to engineering. Jonathan regularly speaks at VMware conferences and workshops (VMworld, Tech Summit, VMUG, and Customer Support Days) as well as other industry events. Jonathan is a great supporter of VMware Certifications, having completed 17 VMware technical certifications since 2006. He has also participated in the development of VMware’s VCP- and VCAP-level content for Data center and Cloud certifications.