Andrew Kutz has over 10 years of professional experience in computer systems design, security, programming, implementation, and management. Andrew's expertise lies in being able to examine a given problem and create custom solutions from the ground up. Andrew is known as an expert in virtualization, and is a site expert on SearchServerVirtualization.com on products from VMware. He has written numerous articles and whitepapers, and given many webcasts and presentations on building virtual infrastructures using VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and other enterprise virtualization solutions such as XenSource XenServer. Andrew also specializes in Microsoft technologies such as Windows XP/Vista/2003, IIS 6, Exchange 2003, and .NET 1.1/2.0. He is author of the widely used security project, "Sudo for Windows." Andrew has also designed solutions using OS X and various Linux distributions.
He also served as a technical editor and contributor for the book "Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs."
Andrew is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA), a VMware Certified Professional in Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VCP-VI3), and a SANS/GIAC Gold Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN-Gold). In addition to his work with Focus, Andrew currently works for the University of Texas at Austin as an Operating Systems Specialist where he is in charge of the campus' central virtual infrastructure, as well managing many other servers, Windows and Linux. Andrew is also the principal member of l o s t c r e a t i o n s, an Austin, TX, based development and consulting firm that aims to offer high-end, custom solutions using Microsoft and VMware based technologies.