Sovereign Systems Senior Solutions Architect, Chip Zoller, Selected as VMware vExpert

VMware vExperts selected based on significant contributions to the virtualization community

August 16, 2017 – Sovereign Systems announced that Senior Solutions Architect, Chip Zoller has been selected to an exclusive group of VMware vExpert for 2017. The vExpert program is not a VCDX certification program, but a distinction based on merit and activity with each case carefully examined for contributions.

“I am extremely gratified to the VMware community to have been designated a vExpert for 2017,” said Chip Zoller. “This recognition shows the level of commitment I maintain through presenting original, unique material that solves real problems, and assisting others with the challenges they face. While I have always enjoyed learning about technology, this recognition has provided further enthusiasm for me to do even more, share even more, and collaborate even more than I have to date. I thank those involved for bestowing this high honor upon me and hope I can continue to enrich the community at large.”

Chip Zoller joined Sovereign Systems in 2015 as Senior Solutions Architect in Virtualization and Cloud focusing on the software-defined data center stack from VMware. He previously served as Senior Virtualization Engineer in several large organizations and is recognized with several industry-standard certifications. Chip is a regular community contributor, speaker and blogger while spearheading the Sovereign Systems monthly vArchitect Newsletter. 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,, and might be found scouring central Kentucky for rare and historical bourbons.

“We are so incredibly proud of Chip and applaud him on this much-deserved accomplishment,” said Scott Taylor, General Manager, Technical Services for Sovereign Systems. “Chip has been a tremendous asset to the Sovereign team and contributor to the virtualization community. Our customers find great value in his regular blogging and newsletter writing and we are excited to see his contributions being acknowledged by VMware and the virtualization community.”

VMware vExpert benefits include inside access to many VMware and other vendors’ products as betas or earlier including opportunity to test and provide feedback, recognition at conferences like VMworld, private meetings with VMware executives, private webinars and NFR licenses and much more.

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About Sovereign Systems

With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Miami, and Washington, DC, Sovereign Systems is a specialized consulting firm that helps transform legacy data center technologies and applications into ultra-efficient, cloud-based platforms that better address business challenges.  The company’s unique methodology is delivered through strong business and technical acumen combined with an industry-leading product portfolio to deliver efficient, automated and self-service IT.  For more information, visit