I am Nico Vibert and currently work for VMware as a Lead Solution Engineer for the VMware Cloud on AWS service.

The idea around the blog was to provide lots of (hopefully) useful content around VMware Cloud on AWS, especially around the networking aspect as it’s perhaps its most complex aspect but one where I can add value, because of my background.

Most of my career has been spent in the networking world, from a junior support engineer working for a Cisco partner to a senior network architect working for Cisco itself.

I finally joined VMware late in 2015 and worked on the network virtualization software NSX until I transitioned to the VMware Cloud on AWS team. If you’re really that curious, you can find out more on my LinkedIn profile or you can read the interview/chat I gave to Sam Akroyd.

I have a strong technical background which I have validated with 17 certifications over my career, across multiple vendors (Cisco, VMware, AWS, etc.).

I hold the Cisco CCIE certification, recognised as one of the toughest certifications in the IT Industry (I recently published some thoughts on my 10-year anniversary as a CCIE).

To complement my technical certifications and expertise, I built solid enterprise architecture skills (based on TOGAF) and have written business cases and devised complex financial ROI models.

I am a polished presenter and can articulate complex solutions from CxO-level to entry-level engineer. I regularly speak at events, whether on a large scale such as VMworld, Cisco Live or at smaller forums such as VMUGs or local events.

Finally, I’m passionate about knowledge sharing and mentoring: I regularly train new hires and take the time to mentor individuals across VMware.

Past VMworld Presentations:

VMworld 2019:

VMware Cloud on AWS Customer Panel (HBI2379PE)

VMworld 2018:

Advanced NSX Services in VMware Cloud on AWS: Use Cases and Best Practices (NET2409BE) with Emre Girici

VMware Cloud on AWS Customer Panel (HYP2697PE)

My fun VMware & AWS integration {code} Power Session can be found on Facebook (from 1:03:00).

VMworld 2017:

Enabling the Software-Defined ROBO with VMware NSX (NET1783BE)