About Me

About Me

Welcome! You have found my blog dedicated to Virtualization, Cloud technology and Infrastructure as Code.

I am Andrey Romanenko, IT architect for virtualization and cloud solutions, as well as an Instructor in these and related areas. I live in Ukraine, near Kiev, and work as an Architect on several projects of large state and financial companies outside Ukraine.

If I get some free time from projects, I conduct courses at several partner training centers, in Ukraine and abroad.

I have been working as an IT specialist for more than 30 years, the last 10 years as an architect in projects on virtualization, cloud migration and transformation. Work experience as an instructor is 25 years, 13 of them as a certified Microsoft trainer.

Currently, my colleagues and I are defending our country from Russian attack and aggression!

Key areas of expertise


Software Defined Data Center, Virtualization of Network Services, Infrastructure as Code, Private and Public Cloud Services, Transformation, Migration.

Key technology vendors

Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, Microsoft, Netapp, VMware.

Main Products

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Pack / Stack, Microsoft System Center Suite (Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Configuration Manager, Service Manager, Orchestrator etc.), VMware vCloud Foundation (vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vRealize…).

The methodology of the architect and instructor

As Solution Architect (Virtualization And Cloud) I create solution and prototype in own demo lab, develop and perform custom training for implementation team, and develop some custom training for customer team.

Certifications and Awards

Experience and competence are confirmed by the following statuses, certificates and awards:

  • VMware vExpert 2021-2023;
  • VMware Double VCP – Data Center Virtualization & Network Virtualization;
  • Microsoft Certified: Trainer;
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert;
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud;
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (*Charter);
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure;
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Desktop Infrastructure;
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity;
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA);
  • Citrix Certified.



  • For questions on the project area: roman (at) airra (dot) net.
  • For questions in the direction of training: roman (at) airra (dot) cloud.