About Me

Welcome everyone, and thank you for visiting

The Virtually Connected“!

Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed on this site are my own and not those of my employer.

My name is Tim, and I originally created this site to help my VMware customers and partners I support many years ago when I first joined VMware. However, as of October 30th, 2019 I have left VMware for something new and exciting. I am now working for Cohesity doing the same type of pre-sales systems engineering role as I did with VMware.

My hope is that it will provide useful sales and technical information related to VMware solutions as well as other related industry news. Hopefully, you will find this information useful and feel free to offer up suggestions for my site. On the home page you will find links to my Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube channel, click on the icons and follow me!

In February of 2019, I started my VMware career as a Enterprise Field Solutions Engineer covering a select number of  Enterprise customers in the state of Florida. With current position, I may not have as much time to dedicate to my social media outlets. But I will do my best to keep up with them to still provide valuable information to my previous partners as well as hopefully my new customers!

My IT background started around 2000 and began working as a Desktop Support Technician and Help Desk Technician. I eventually worked my way up the ladder and worked as a Systems Administrator and then an engineer until coming to work for VMware. In recent years before coming to VMware, I also was teaching the 2008 MCSE track on the side at a local training center in Tampa, FL.

Prior to VMware, I was working as a DOD contractor working on large DOD enterprises for military commands such as CENTCOM and SOCOM. For two and a half years. While working in the middle east, I took advantage of it and traveled to several countries such as Egypt, Italy, Thailand, Kuwait, and UAE which was an incredible experience.

For fifteen years, I was a member of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves. For the first nine years I worked as an Avionics (Aviation Electronics) Technician working on military aircraft (KC-135, C-9, & F-16). I also worked as an Air Force Reserve Recruiter and lastly worked as a Communications Specialist working on servers, desktops, and crypto equipment.

In my free time, I enjoy technology, riding my motorcycle, camping, scuba diving, travel, music, and playing video games.

Acclaim Certification Link:  https://www.youracclaim.com/user/timsandy

Cloud Certifications:

                                                             AWS Cloud Practitioner 2020   Azure Fundamentals 2020

VMware Certifications:


      VMware vExpert - 4 YearsVMware vExpert 2019     

Microsoft Certifications:

Azure Fundamentals 2020

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