ITQ Consultancy is one of the first global partners of VMware to achieve the PKS Solution Competency.

Yesterday, VMware launched it’s PKS Solution Competency which enables and recognizes partners worldwide for their abilities and competency in delivering VMware Pivotal Container Service.


“We are very proud of achieving this Solution Competence,” says Ruurd Keizer, Cloud-Native Lead at ITQ. “We made a conscious choice a few years ago to focus on Cloud-Native technologies and Pivotal in particular. We see that VMware PKS is the perfect operational model for Kubernetes in demanding environments because security is guaranteed, and the operational impact is minimal. ”

Kubernetes has become the de-facto container orchestration platform in the industry, and enterprise adoption is accelerating. VMware Pivotal Container Service (VMware PKS) is an integrated, enterprise-grade Kubernetes offering aimed at organization serious about operational excellence, business agility, multi-cloud and vendor lock-in. As a partner in the PKS Lighthouse program, ITQ Consultancy is with 6 others worldwide, and the only partner in Europe immediately recognized with the PKS Solution Competency.

As of today, ITQ has done multiple successful VMware PKS and NSX-T deployments in EMEA in close collaboration with VMware and Pivotal, ranging from Proof of Concept (PoC) to full-fledged production deployments.

About ITQ

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.ITQ is the only VMware Partner in the Benelux with all Master Solution Competencies, so for all VMware products, they have in-depth knowledge and experience in-house. 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 60 people, with 4 VCDX’s and 18 vExperts among them.


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

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12 February 2019