Mike Laverick is a professional instructor with over 15 years of experience in technologies such
as Novell, Windows and Citrix. In August, 2012 Laverick joined VMware as a senior cloud
infrastructure evangelist. He has been involved with the VMware community since 2003. Laverick is a
VMware forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group Steering Committee. In addition
to teaching, Laverick is the owner and author of the virtualization website and blog RTFM Education, where he publishes free
guides and utilities aimed at VMware ESX/VirtualCenter users. In 2009, Laverick received the VMware
vExpert award and helped found the Irish and Scottish user groups. Laverick has had books published
on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, VMware vSphere4 and VMware Site Recovery Manager.