Gustavo A. A. Santana

Gustavo A. A. Santana, CCIE No. 8806, is the author of Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals (CiscoPress, 2013) and is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect working in enterprise and service provider data center projects that require a greater integration among multiple technology areas such as networking, application optimization, storage, and servers.

With more than 18 years of experience in the data center industry, Gustavo has led and coordinated a team of specialized Cisco engineers in Brazil. A true believer of education as a technology catalyst, he has also dedicated himself to the technical development of many IT professionals from customer, partner, and strategic alliance organizations. In addition to holding three CCIE certifications (Data Center, Storage Networking, and Routing & Switching), Gustavo is an SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E). A frequent speaker at Cisco Live and data center industry events, he holds a degree in computer engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA-Brazil) and an MBA in strategic IT management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-Brazil). Gustavo maintains a personal blog in which he discusses topics related to data center virtualization technologies at