About Me

I am a Chief Technologist for VMware’s Cloud Platform Business Unit, focusing on enhancing our product suite to deploy modern workloads and hardware on the vSphere platform successfully. I engage with customers and the press and present at industry-leading events to generate excitement about our work. As a trusted adviser, I gather feedback from customers and partners to ensure their needs are met by our VMware Cloud and Hypervisor products. In addition to my role at VMware, I serve as a technical adviser for Hippo Ventures and EVO Venture Partners, providing strategic guidance for our investment portfolio. I am a VMware Certified Design Expert, the primary author of frankdenneman.nl, and the host of the podcast Unexplored Territory. I also developed the vSphere Design Pocketbook concept, which allows community members to share their expertise. I have co-authored several books as well.

  1. VMware vSphere 6.7 Clustering Technical Deep Dive (2017)
  2. VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive (2017)
  3. Designing a Storage Performance Platform (2015)
  4. vSphere 5.1 Clustering deepdive (2012)
  5. vSphere 5.0 Clustering technical deepdive (2011)
  6. vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS technical deepdive (2010)

I have eight patents awarded in storage and resource management, while five are patent-pending: 

Patents Granted

Enabling Multiple Storage Tiers in a Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Cluster

Managed placement of object components in an object-based datastore

Techniques for implementing virtual machine (VM) compute to storage object proximity

Orchestrating and prioritizing the rebuild of storage object components in a hyper-converged infrastructure

Ensuring Sufficient Available Storage Capacity for Data Reconstruction in a Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Optimizing Cluster-wide Operations in a Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Deployment

Optimizing virtual machine storage performance in a stretched cluster

System and method for performing resource allocation for a host computer cluster

Patents Pending

Systems that deploy and manage applications with hardware dependencies in distributed computer systems and methods incorporated in the systems

High-availability admission control for accelerator devices

Optimizing VM NUMA configuration and workload placement in a heterogeneous cluster

Automated Datastore Unavailability Handling

Force provisioning using available resources

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Disclaimer: The views expressed anywhere on this site are strictly mine and not the opinions and views of VMware. Some articles may contain references to the words master and/or slave. I recognize these as exclusionary words. The words are used in these articles for consistency because they currently appear in the software, UI, and log files. When the software is updated to remove the words, the articles will be updated to be in alignment.