TIME TO LOOK BACK TO A GREAT YEAR!

It’s the end of the year and traditionally, this means that we like to look back to see what has happened in the past year.

It was a great year with lots of awards, events, successes and other special moments. Before we dig into the details, we would like to thank you all for your support and cooperation.

In this post, we would like to share some of these highlights with you in our own 2017 review!

January 18, 2017
VMware Partner Awards

VMware Partner Awards

On the 18th of January 2017, VMware Netherlands hosted the annual New Years Partner Event, to thank partners for their effort in helping VMware to become the best in class. VMware awarded a small selection of partners that made a real difference. Because of our efforts in the past year, we were nominated for 3 awards: “Most Committed Partner of the Year”, “Best success story of the year” and “Champion of the Year” for Johan van Amersfoort. We took 2 awards to Wijk aan Zee!

March 1, 2017
ITQ and Pivotal announce their official partnership

ITQ and Pivotal announce their official partnership

At the end of 2015, we decided to launch our Cloud-Native Applications team to focus in what we think is the next thing after the Virtual Machine and automation of processes. Today we are excited to announce that we will take that focus further and become official partners with Pivotal.

June 1, 2017
New website

New website

In the first 5 months of 2017, our team has been working really hard to take the ITQ  website to the next level. On our new website you will find information about our company, our team and of course our services. But as knowledge is our most valuable asset, we wanted to create a platform in which that knowledge is aggregated. And so, the Knowledge Hub was born. Take a look at our new site and let us know what you think.

June 1, 2017
Another ITQ consultant achieves VCDX

Another ITQ consultant achieves VCDX

Hard work pays off. Hard work, combined with focus and commitment are the perfect ingredients for a journey towards the VMware Certified Design Expert certification, the ultimate VMware certification. In May 2017, Jeffrey Kusters became our 4th VCDX.

June 15, 2017
We are the best VMware Professional Services partner in EMEA.

We are the best VMware Professional Services partner in EMEA.

In the previous news letter, we mentioned that we won two VMware Benelux awards. We have more exciting news! A couple of weeks ago, our CEO, Francisco Perez van der Oord was invited to join the VMware Partner Leadership Summit (PLS) in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. During PLS, VMware hands out awards to their most valued partners. And this year, we we’re one of the winners!

June 29, 2017
Interview with Paul Legierse about IT Transformation Services

Interview with Paul Legierse about IT Transformation Services

Since our first IT Transformation Services engagement, we knew one thing for sure: this is the only successful way that customers are certain that their plans for Digital Transformation can be executed. As the popularity of our service grows, Dutch IT Channel Magazine has published an interview with the founder of the IT Transformation Services, Paul Legierse.

August 27, 2017

VMworld 2017 Las Vegas – Virtual Video Report

A video review of some of the highlights of VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas.

September 11, 2017

VMworld 2017 Barcelona – Virtual Video Report

The first of a series of reviews on VMworld 2017 in Barcelona. It features some footage of the day 1 keynote (including VR demo!), the Hands-on Labs and the Solution Exchange.

October 11, 2017

Cloud Foundry Summit 2017 Basel – Virtual Video Report

This video is a review of the annual Cloud Foundry Summit. It also contains an interview with Joshua McKenty, the Field CTO of Pivotal about PKS and Cloud Foundry.

November 21, 2017
Transform! 2017

Transform! 2017

In the last couple of years, we organised an event called Technical Update Session for our (mostly) technical community. Since IT Transformation Services, that community has become richer with the addition of non-technical audience. Our new Transform! event is centered around our complete community with both technical as well as business sessions. Register today to reserve your seat at the newest Digital Transformation event with (international) industry-leading speakers.

November 28, 2017
AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent

Since VMware and AWS have announced their partnership in 2016, AWS has had more focus in our Hybrid Cloud team. Time to visit the biggest AWS event in the world; AWS re:Invent, held in Las Vegas.

Thanks for following us and all the best in 2018!

Johan van Amersfoort

Author Johan van Amersfoort

Since 1999 I am part of the IT world. The first few years as a field engineer working with SBC products like WinFrame and MetaFrame and later with TS/RDS based solutions. In 2005 I had my first experience with VMware products and since then I got hooked. Especially when I saw my first vMotion :) Late 2013, it was time to make a career change. But what? Actually, it was kind-of easy. Mix Server Virtualization with SBC and Application Virtualization and what do you get? The answer is simple, End-User Computing. I applied for a job at ITQ as a Virtualization Consultant, got hired and took my career to a next level. The 3 year after that were a rollercoaster. vExpert since 2015, VCIX/VCAP's (5/6) on Data Center and Desktop & Mobility, VMware EUC Champion awards and I achieved my ultimate goal: VCDX-DTM. As EUC is going through a revolution with a lot of new tech that makes it more agile, robust, scalable, secure, manageable and pretty awesome, my main focus is on EUC. But with a passion for technology, I won't hesitate if any other cool project comes by. If you like to read more about me, you can do so on my personal blog vHojan.nl

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