About Tom Howarth


About me

I currently work as an independant Virtualization and Cloud Architect  freelancing in the UK and elsewhere in the world.

I hold the following Certifications and honourifics, VMware VCP VMware vCAP-DCD and VMware vExpert (8 years) VMware vExpert-NSX .  I currently live in Gibr, in the UK and have been working with VMware and related virtualization technologies since 2005.

Further I have  also been the technical editor for two virtualization books, and have written chapters for two virtualization based technical books.  I had the honour of being awarded vEXPERT status in its inaugural year 2009 and subsequently each year since.

Co-Leader of the Yorkshire VMUG


  • 2008 VMworld (Ask the Experts Panel)
  • 2009 VMworld Europe (Ask the Experts Panel)
  • 2009 VMworld (Ask the Experts Panel)
  • 2009 Virtualization Live
  • Regular at the London and Northern VMUG’s
  • BrightTalk January 2014


Contact Info

If you need to reach out to me, I can be found in the following places:

E-mail: tom.howarth@planetvm.net Twitter: @Tom_Howarth Linkedin: Here


VMware vExpert 2009-15.  VMware VCP5, VMware VCP4, VMware VCP3, VMware vCAP-DCD5, Citrix CCEA, Microsoft MCSE NT4, 2000, 2003

Disclosures / Sponsored by…

All opinions stated herein are my own personal opinions, and as such, they do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions my Employer, of any Client I am currently engaged with or any previous or future employer or Client.

Further, I do not have any pretensions of being a journalist of any sort, and do not pretend to be unbiased either, I do have my favourites, but when I write about a technology I will attempt to be fair. With that said, I am also not trying to be underhand either.  I have also been known to review books that are sent along by publishers for review or I have purchased my self. These reviews themselves are honest, and come from having actually read the book.

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