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About this website

The website be-virtual.net is a personal blog about the world of virtualization. It’s maintained by Mischa Buijs (owner/writer). The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.

About myselfMischa Buijs - ITQ - VMware - Blogger

Mischa Buijs is an SDDC Consultant working at ITQ in the Netherlands. He has experience in multiple roles as IT architect, consultant and technical engineer. Mischa is Microsoft MSCA 2012, Cisco CCNP, VMware VCIX6.5-DCV, VMware VCIX6-NV, VMware VCP7-CMA, VMware vSAN Specialist, PRINCE2 and LPI certified. He developed and implemented infrastructures successfully at multiple companies. Mischa shows a high commitment to his commands and uses a high-quality standard. He is communicative, which reflects in a smooth cooperation with colleagues and customer representatives. Mischa gets enthusiastic about complex IT issues and is willing to go to extremes.

About ITQ Consultancy

ITQ, the independent VMware knowledge partner, specializes in professional services around the VMware product portfolio and its ecosystem, being a member of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC). Aiming to help customers accelerate and facilitate their business by optimizing the use of virtualization technology, ITQ’s areas of expertise include End-User Computing, Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud-Native Applications and IT Transformation Services. Clients regard ITQ as a trusted advisor and this is considered our strongest benefit, in addition to the knowledge of our consultants: ITQ currently employs 50 people, with 4 VCDX’s and 15 vExperts among them.

ITQ Consultancy announced to be the first VMware partner in achieving all four VMware Master Services Competencies of the recently released VMware Master Services Competency Program. Not only have they achieved this outstanding performance by showing their expertise, certifications and experience on individual competencies, ITQ Consultancy is as well the first global partner to achieve all four competencies.

My Certifications

Here is a link to my Acclaim profile page. Also, all my active certifications are listed below:

VMware - Cloud Management Platform (CMA)
VMware - Data Center Virtualization (DCV)untitledvmw-lgo-cert-pro-6-data-ctr-virtVCAP6.5-DCV Design - BadgeVCIX6.5-DCV - Badge
VMware - Network Virtualization (NV)vmw-lgo-cert-assoc-6-netwk-virt2dc715d8-1559-46eb-807a-4468c59fe398-originalVCAP6-NV Deploy - BadgeVCIX-NV - Badge
VMware - Specialist ExamVMware Specialist vSAN 2017 - Badge

My Awards

I have been awarded two VMware vExperts awards, for the year 2017 and 2018. Click here for my vExpert profile.

VMware vExpert 2017 - Badge      VMware vExpert 2018 - Badge

I have also received a VMware vExpert NSX award in 2018:

VMware vExpert NSX 2018 - Badge