About Peter van de Bree

My name is Peter van de Bree and I’m currently working as a Lead Architect Infrastructure & Cloud. I am a Infrastructure & Cloud vConsultant/vArchitect with more than 20 years of experience in IT. I have extensive knowledge in the field of designing, building and setup Governance for complex enterprise IT infrastructures. I have worked in the IT industry since 1996 and have a broad knowledge of both technical and organisational aspects of IT. I like to work with complex tasks and projects and apply my broad knowledge of methods, practical knowledge and procedures. I am used to work very structurally and methodically. I specialise in Architecture, Infrastructure, Virtualization and Cloud. I am employable as an Architect and Consultant. I can communicate and act on different layers within an organisation. Can very well translate the core business into IT. Be enterprising and controlling and take business pragmatically. A true Rotterdam mentality by raising the sleeves and not applying words but actions, I work accordingly ‘actions speak louder than words’. A well-known statement for Rotterdam residents. I am a true ‘Rotterdammer’ born and raised. (Picture is of my hometown) I can easily translate the requirements and wishes of the client into concrete proposals or solutions. As an architect, I work structured and my way of working is result-oriented. With my strong communication skills, I work very well with my colleagues in a group and can act as a coach. ✓ I create insight and overview ✓ I am a winner and go for 1st place, 2nd place I see as the best loser ✓ I design and build (cloud / server) infrastructures ✓ I want to save costs by using Cloud Techniques and using them optimally ✓ I spot opportunities ✓ I have a keen eye for risks and come proactive with advice to mitigate it ✓ I migrate infrastructure from A to B in the cloud without business impact ✓ I analyze and control security and governance impact of a cloud implementation and transition ✓ I would like to share my knowledge and experience in various communities and coach colleagues and blog about it I have a fond interest in new technologies within DevOps, cloud management and cloud adoption. Strong focus on, but certainly not limited to, VMware technologies. I have specialised myself in the areas of enterprise (cloud) (virtual) infrastructures, compute, storage and Cloud solutions. Next to my daily work, I regularly attend big events like VMworld, VMUGs and other industry events and Blog about it. Also I write articles for several websites like Dutch IT Channel, Computable, ICT Magazine and Executive People. In my spare time, I like to be with my wife and kids, doing fun stuff together, we go camping a lot and enjoying nature. Next to that, I am a big fan of Feyenoord, the biggest club in the Netherlands. I’m attending as many games as I can, else I will watch the game on TV because I never want to miss a game of Feyenoord. Also I’m a big fan of Cycling especially the Tour de France. Do you have a storage, cloud or virtualisation question or issue? Or maybe just want to brainstorm about cool new solutions. Just contact me! I’m very open and always want to meet new people 🙂 Everything I post on this blog is based on my personal view.

AWS Security Checklist & Best Practices


You use AWS. It’s secure out of the box, but introducing security issues through misconfiguration is easy…

I found a checklist and I also added the best practices from AWS, this helps me in my daily work to guide me through potential security issues. This can and will help you to tighten up the security of your AWS infrastructure.

The purpose of this article is to remind you of the most urgent security measures that should be taken on your AWS infrastructure. It is by no means exhaustive, and it should be adapted to your specific business use cases.

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Happy Holidays

blog seasons greetings 2017

2017 for me was quite a roller coaster, privately I had quite a few setbacks and this makes you realize that the people around you are very dear to you and you are just a man of the day. It has strengthened my intention to enjoy each other more and make real time for this.

Businesslike, it was also an eventful year, after I had opted for a new adventure at a start-up this soon turned out to be no fit and things looked different from what I had been told. Then quickly entered a nice new challenge at Cegeka and I like it so far. Great projects and pleasant colleagues to work with. There is a lot on the agenda in 2018 with many nice challenges that I am really looking forward to!

Personal highlights for me was being asked to participate in the NetApp VTAB and Cloud Architect Alliance, as well as receiving the vExpert Cloud award. I am honored and grateful.

I want to thank everyone who supported me and played a part in my turbulent year. Special thanks to the community of vExpert, NetApp, NTC, Citrix and Cloud Architect Alliance.

I wish everyone a merry Christmass ad a healthy and fantastic 2018!

Celebrate and enjoy this time together with you family and friends. I am looking forward to 2018 for a successful year full of solutions, happiness and success!

Warm regards.

Peter van de Bree



Mijn eerste weken bij Cegeka


De tijd vliegt: het is alweer enkele weken geleden dat mijn Cegeka-avontuur van start ging. In deze blog wil ik die beginperiode graag schetsen.

Eerlijk? Voordat ik door recruiter Kasper Zandvliet benaderd werd – een eerdere blog over onze eerste kennismaking en ervaring lees je hier – was Cegeka een vrij grote onbekende voor mij. Nu liggen de kaarten anders, ik heb Cegeka uiteraard al veel beter leren kennen. Onderstaande infographic schept wat meer duidelijkheid in het bredere Cegeka-plaatje. Een plaatje dat me positief verraste toen ik het te zien kreeg.

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VMware Site Recovery Delivers DRaaS for VMware…

VMware Site Recovery Delivers DRaaS for VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Site Recovery Delivers DRaaS for VMware…

Today, we are excited to launch VMware Site Recovery, a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service lets you take advantage of a consistent, vSphere-based infrastructure and operating environment that extends from on-premises to VMware Cloud on AWS.

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Updated VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition…

Updated VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture Now Available

Updated VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition…

Co-authored by Graeme Gordon, Senior Staff End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware. The VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture has been updated and is now available to download. Business continuity and a solid disaster recovery plan are paramount for organizations. This reference architecture provides guidance and best practices for IT organizations that want to plan […] The post Updated VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site…Read More

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VMware Site Recovery Technical Overview

VMware Site Recovery Technical Overview

VMware Site Recovery Technical Overview

VMware Site Recovery brings VMware enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Disaster Recovery as a Service to the AWS Cloud. It enables customers to protect and recover applications without the requirement for a dedicated secondary site. It is delivered, sold, supported, maintained and managed by VMware as an on-demand service. IT teams manage their cloud-based resources with The post VMware Site Recovery Technical Overview appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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Microsoft is going to take the battle with the MSP’s to a higher level


With the announcement of the Microsoft Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs), Microsoft is competing with the traditional hosted cloud providers (MSP). With this program every Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) comparison for MSP Virtual Machines (VMs) hosting, or in the public cloud, can go straight into the archive… This is why….

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