I am Nico Vibert and currently work for VMware as a Principal Cloud Architect. I spend most of my day working with customers through their adoption of VMware Cloud on AWS. I’m also part of the Office of the CTO (Global Field) and invest a lot of time around innovation and roadmap.

The idea around the blog was to provide 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. The blog has evolved to cover other topics that interest me.

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, you can read the interview/chat I gave to Sam Akroyd or you can watch this career retrospection session:

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.

II 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.

I am also heavily involved with the Black Employee Resource Group at VMware.

Past VMworld Presentations:

The links below don’t always work – if they don’t, just search for the session ID and it should come up.

VMworld 2020:

Deploy and Configure Your Entire VMware Cloud on AWS with Terraform (HCP1064)

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)