As Microsoft’s corporate Senior Technical Evangelist covering Private Cloud, Virtualization & System Center, Symon Perriman is a recognized industry expert in datacenter management, cloud, virtualization, high-availability, disaster recovery, mobile technologies and social media. Previously he spent four years as a Program Manager on the Server Clustering & High-Availability engineering team and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. Symon holds several patents and industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional (VCP). Additionally he has contributed to four technical books for virtualization, server, clustering and SQL; co-hosts the ‘Edge Show’ for IT Professionals; has had his technologies featured in PC Magazine; and also serves as President & Founder of FanWide Technologies LLC. He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics and Film & Digital Studies.