Michaël Van de gaer

Hello! My name is Michaël. I joined the IT consultancy world in 2014. The VMware fever got into me in the beginning of my career and has been growing ever since! The first assignments ranged from first line support engineer to system engineer and change coordinator. The seemingly endless possibilities of Software Defined amaze me, hence I chose the path of automation & orchestration.

Combining these 2 products with the SDDC stack is like integrating it with your imagination! You put something in a black box, then some magic happens, and poof you’ve got what you want. (In the best-case scenario :D).

I’m also passionate about home automation, cars & motorcycles. Next to “scripting Saturdays” to improve my home automation, you might also find me riding my motorcycle on Sundays. I love discovering new places and the thrill of curvy roads. See you out there!

Welcome to our blog!

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The content of this blog has been developed based on personal experiences and any technical information from this blog should be tested in a lab environment prior to being deployed in production. I am not responsible for any damages, outages or misconfiguration of any environments and the information here should be considered a helpful guide only. Information on this blog is not to be considered official reference material for any vendor including anyone who employs me. My employer is not responsible for any of the content of this blog and has no input on what is published here in.

My Certifications

VMware – vExpert

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VMware – VCP – Application Modernization 2022 / VCIX – CMA / VCAP – CMA Deploy / VCAP – DCV Design / VCA / VCP-DCV / VCP7-CMA (VCP – CMA 2019) / VCAP-CMA Design 2019 / Certified Master Specialist – Cloud Native 2020


Microsoft – MCP


Prince2 – Foundation


ITIL –v3 Foundation