VArchitect Bios

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Meet our vArchitects

Wills

Will

Will Hochradel has been in the IT Industry for nearly 15 years, with a 9-year focus in virtualization. Today, he is the Principal Cloud Architect for Sovereign Systems focusing on cloud strategies. He also sits on VMware committees for future design for vRealize Automation and NSX as well as assisting in exam writing for VMware.

Chip

Chip

Chip Zoller is a Senior Solutions Architect in Virtualization and Cloud with Sovereign Systems since joining in 2015. His primary focus is on the software-defined data center stack from VMware. He previously served as Senior Virtualization Engineer in several large organizations. He is recognized with several industry-standard certifications, is a regular community contributor and speaker, and blogs regularly at Sovereign Systems. He also holds master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia and LSU, respectively. When not actively exploring and experimenting with VMware technologies, he contributes to and maintains the world’s largest music score library, www.imslp.org, and might be found scouring central Kentucky for rare and historical bourbons.

Johann

Johann

Johann Stander is a Solutions Engineer with 14+ years experience in the IT industry, focusing on virtualization for the last eight. Johann began at AirWatch as Sr. VMware Engineer growing his career by becoming VMware Architect and Infrastructure Manager, serving on the integration team during the VMware acquisition. At Sovereign Systems, Johann assists in pre- and post-sales helping customers learn how to manage new technologies. In his spare time, he shares tech tips and hobby photos on his blog johannstander.com, is an avid golfer, and spends a lot of time traveling and being outdoors.