Craig Waters

Craig Currently works for Pure Storage as a Technical Director focusing on FlashStack and Cisco Solutions based in Melbourne, Australia. Craig has over 20 years experience in the ICT industry and has worked in the Customer, Integrator and Vendor spaces covering Sales, Marketing and Engineering. Craig was born in the UK, moved to Australia in 2001 and more recently spent over 2 years in Silicon Valley focusing on engineering before returning to Australia at the beginning of 2020. Craig specialises on Data Centre technologies across Compute, Networking and Storage Infrastructure with a focus on Virtualisation, Containerisation and Automation/Orchestration. Craig has been building cloud-based management & automated deployment tools and leveraging his deep architectural experience to help customers/partners design, deploy and operationally manage infrastructure. Craig is a strong advocate of technical communities and raising awareness both locally and globally. This has been demonstrated in his involvement with vBrownbag, vTrailmap and various podcasts including TechVillage, OpenTechCast, We the Sales Engineers, Virtually Speaking, DiscoPosse, TheGeekWhisperers, ThePureReport, and vCatchup. Craig was recognised globally with the inaugural 2011 VMUG Leader Awards – President’s Award. Craig has been designated a vExpert annually since 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the VMware, virtualisation, and cloud computing communities. Craig has been designated as a Cisco Champion annually since 2016 in recognition for his contribution to the Cisco Data Centre community.
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