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

Current projects

vSphere Architecture & Cloud infrastructure solutions 45%
vSphere remote support 15%
vSphere education & Online teaching 25%
IT Consultancy 15%

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

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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.


Do you want to improve your VMware vSphere knoweladge?

Have you ever wondered how to set-up your own VMware vSphere infrastructure? How everything is working together to create reliable environment for virtual machines? I have designed this course to help you to understand key concepts of VMware vSphere and I will guide you through whole process of creating your own VMware vSphere infrastructure.

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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

VMotion over L3? And what about iSCSI?

Many of us have still doubts how to handle traffic like VMotion or iSCSI. Should I use L2 and connection or can I route such traffic over L3?

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Reset ESXi 6.5 evaluation

Sometimes you need to run your ESXi server in evaluation mode for longer time then standard 60 days. It might be because of extensive testing or your project gets into the delays.
Fortunately, there is a way how to reset the license back to day 0 without losing the configuration and existing virtual machines.

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VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices

Today many companies are deploying infrastructures based on Metro Cluster (also known as Stretched Cluster). This approach is getting more and more popular since it eliminates possible downtime when one of the datacenters goes offline.

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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 Czech Republic
+420 776 319 830

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