About vcloudnine.de

vcloudnine.de is the personal blog of Patrick Terlisten. The main reason for Patrick to run this blog is his intention to to share his knowledge, and write about topics that are worth to be mentioned.

The views expressed anywhere on this website are not the opinions and views of Patricks employer or any vendor!

About the author

Patrick started his IT career in 1998 with an apprenticeship at a small IT solution provider. Later, Patrick earned an Bachelor of Sciene in Business Administration and Economics at FernUniversität Hagen. Patrick has a strong focus on virtualization & cloud solutions, but also storage, networking, and IT infrastructure in general. He is a fan of Lean Management and agile methods, and practices continuous improvement whereever it is possible.



This is an incomplete list of active certifications. This list is incomplete, because I have not listed any sales or pre-sales certifications. Some of these certifications can be verified on Acclaim.

  • Brocade Certified Fabric Designer (8 Gbps und 16 Gbps)
  • Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCN-P)
  • DataCore Certified Implementation Engineer (SYM6/7, SMY2/3, SSV8/9/10)
  • HPE Master ASE – Storage Solutions Architect V3
  • HPE ASE – Data Center Network Integrator V1
  • HP ASE – FlexNetwork Integrator V1
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Productivity
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Server Infrastructure
  • Projektmanagement FernUniversität Hagen
  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Datacenter Virtualization
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Datacenter Virtualization
  • VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Deployment