Tolga Tohumcu is Staff Architect at Splunk focusing in cloud, virtualization and architecture. With nearly 20 years of software development, testing, architecting, training, consulting and managing in medium to enterprise size companies in New York metro area and Florida. He is an expert in VMware Technologies, storage area networks, disaster recovery and data protection solutions. He holds several certifications and awards including Splunk Certified Architect II, Splunk Certified SE, VMware vExpert 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017, Vmware vExpert NSX 2016/2017, VMware Certified Academy Instructor 4/5/6, VCP 3/4/5, VTSP 4/5, VSP 4/5 and many storage related certifications. Outside of his professional career, he is an Adjunct Professor at State University of NY teaching VMware vSphere ICM, variety of programming languages, Linux/Unix and Cloud Computing. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and enjoys outdoor activities with his family. This year is 9th year of attending VMworld. Attended as customer, partner, contractor, consultant, exhibitor and blogger.