Practice Lead, Solutions Architecture, Private Cloud & Infrastructure @
Master of Science - MS @
Université de Metz
Nicolas is an experienced Solutions Architect who has been working with Data Center and Virtualization technologies for the last decade. He's currently employed at Cisco as a TSA in the ACI EMEAR team, looking after Data Center Network and Cloud infrastructures. His mission is to help his customers embrace the next-gen Data Center, with scalability and flexibility
Nicolas is an experienced Solutions Architect who has been working with Data Center and Virtualization technologies for the last decade. He's currently employed at Cisco as a TSA in the ACI EMEAR team, looking after Data Center Network and Cloud infrastructures. His mission is to help his customers embrace the next-gen Data Center, with scalability and flexibility as main requirements.
His high-end industry accreditations include two VMware VCDX for both Data Center and Network Virtualization, as well as a Cisco CCIE in the Data Center area.
He's been an early advocate of SDN technologies and the adoption of integrated infrastructure stacks.
He maintains a technical blog at http://my-sddc.com.
Technical Solutions Architect - ACI and N9K Center of Excellence @ SDN, Cloud and automation expert:
Introduce both Nexus 9000 and ACI as core components in the Data Centre to transform the network into an automation platform and provide the required tools for broader cloud and orchestration solutions (UCS Director, Prime Service Catalogue).
Focus on customers design and use cases along with partners enablement, to help them position ACI and Nexus 9000 VXLAN EVPN solutions against competition and show Cisco's unique value when transitioning to policy based network and overlays. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Practice Lead - Private Cloud & Infrastructure | VCDX#055 @ Expert in Private Cloud, Data Centre Networking and x86 Virtualisation technologies extended to Software Defined Data Centre:
Main focus on Flexpod, VSPEX and VBlock architectures and all their flavours.
Expert in virtualised Data Centre strategy and converged environments, especially Cisco based (Nexus, MDS, UCS), with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity as major business requirements.
Evangelise to customers and help them transform IT infrastructure into a private cloud model, including catalogue definition, Software Defined Network (SDN) and orchestration.
Demystify VMware vCloud Suite and VMware NSX (SDN) to help customers adopt the right technologies to meet their business and technical requirements. From February 2013 to March 2015 (2 years 2 months) London, United KingdomSupport Engineer - Infrastructure Virtualization & Cloud Architect @ Expert in designing public & private cloud with a focus on Network, Storage and Security.
Flexpod expert, VBlock enthusiast. From April 2005 to February 2013 (7 years 11 months) Luxembourg
Master's Degree, Information Technology @ Université de Metz From 2003 to 2004 Bachelor's Degree, Network and System Administration @ Université de Metz From 2002 to 2003 Technical Degree, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications @ Université Henri Poincaré (Nancy I) From 2000 to 2002 Nicolas Vermandé is skilled in: Virtualization, Network Architecture, Cisco Nexus, VMware Infrastructure, Datacenter Virtualization, Cisco UCS, Data Center, Storage Architecture, Cloud Computing, VMware, vCloud, NetApp Filers, Network Security, Xen, ITIL