Mike Laverick is a professional instructor with 18 years of technology experience. Involved with VMware since 2003, he is now a VMware forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group Steering Committee. He owns and runs the virtualization website and blog RTFM Education, where he publishes free guides and utilities aimed at VMware ESX/VirtualCenter users. In 2009, he received the VMware vExpert award and helped found the Irish and Scottish user groups. He has published books on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, VMware vSphere 4 and VMware Site Recovery Manager, and holds VMware vExpert, VCP, and VMware Certified Instructor certifications.