Hello, my name is

Martin Gavanda

Cloud architect, digital nomad & cunsultant

About me

I have been working within service provider’s environments for 7 years. During that time, I have gain extensive knowledge about Cloud computing and various virtualization technologies. I have design one of the first public cloud offerings within Czech Republic and also worked for cloud services department for one of the biggest telecommunication company in the world. Based on such experience I believe I can deliver broad set of exceptional services related to cloud computing & virtualization.

Martin Gavanda


Cloud computing
Infrastructure designs

Core projects

What is the key component of my core projects? It is Cloud. Not only infrastructure virtualization but real fully automated and orchestrated public, private or hybrid clouds giving you broad set of features and services.

DataHub Verne - Hyperconverged datacenter for cloud IaaS services

Big Blue One - First true public cloud offering in CE region

Verizon Cloud - One of the biggest cloud offering in the world

More projects

My Services

I work as a digital nomad right now so I can help you with broad set of cloud related services remotely. I have wide set of skills related to cloud like VMware administration, Cloud architecture or system administration. Feel free to contact me.


VMware management

Tired of day to day routine VMware administration or performance tuning? I can offer you VMware oriented managed services.

Health Check

Not sure if your IT solution is working as expected? If you need to identify possible bottlenecks and increase performance of your service I am here for you.


Want to move on with your project and you lost your way? Would you like to discuss various aspect of cloud related projects? Let’s do that!

Service design

Let’s have a look at your current business needs and design IT solution that fits like a glove. I am business oriented technical person.

Vendor evaluation

Are you looking for new hardware or software solution? Let me check possible competitors and their services so you can select best solution for your project.


Do you need to update or create documentation of your IT infrastructure? I have work on different size projects but every single one needs to be properly documented.

IT budgeting & TCO

Not sure about your expenses on IT? Do you need to recheck that you have included everything needed in your TCO calculations?

IT assets

IT inventory and assets management can help your organization manage systems more effectively and saves time and money

How can I help?

Looking for skilled VMware administrator or you want to help with your private cloud design? Look no further. Due to my extensive knowledge of cloud, VMware and related technologies I can help you with all kinds of cloud or virtualization projects


Stay Connected

I publish reference designs and blog post about variation of products and solutions. If you are interested in getting them, please subscribe to my mailing list.

From my blog

vSphere 6.5 whats new – core services

vSphere 6.5 was announced recently on VMworld in Barcelona. I have tried too summary all the new interesting features and I think we all have something to look upwards. Some of those features are really nice (especially in vSAN) but all of them look really amazing.

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VMworld 2016 – presentations

VMworld 2016 in Barcelona just stared today but there are presentations from Las Vegas already available. You need to register to access them but few interesting ones are available on YouTube as well. For complete list of all presentations register at http://www.vmworld.com/en/sessions/2016.html

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Cisco UCS Simulator

Recently I wanted to test some particular settings in Service profile in our UCS domain but I have find out that my LAB environment was decommissioned Setting the environment up and running again would take enormous amount of time (mostly paperwork within corporate) so I have decided to play a little bit with UCS Simulator.

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More than 80% of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Commit to Hybrid Cloud Architectures by 2017, Vastly Driving the Rate and Pace of Change in IT Organizations


Why Choose Me?


I am working for more than 7 years on cloud and virtualization projects. From small scale on premise VMware solutions to biggest cloud deployments

Business knoweledge

I am not just a technical expert. I am able to understand your business and processes. Only based on those we can together design perfect solution.


Freelancing means flexibility. I can dedicate enough time for you based on your project needs. Do you prefer per project or per hour billing? No problem!


I have successfully passed numerous technology and business certifications from companies like VMware, Microsoft, ITIL or PRINCE2.


Feel free to contact me. Let’s discuss your project or your needs.

No permanent address, right now working from Thailand
+420 776 319 830

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