About …

This page is meant as a small introduction of me and the ‘birth’ of this site.


About Me

My name is Esther and I’m working as a Technical Consultant specialized in Virtualization solutions.

In 1997, I finished my Master of Science in Computer Science and was ready to conquer the IT consultancy world. As I studied at the only dutch University with a student dorm on campus, I was spoiled (we’re talking 1997!) with a 10 MB network connection in my room. I got the early preview at the interconnectivity these new technologies in the digital world were offering. I had a blast discovering the internet. Learning about new cultures and sharing ideas with people all over the world through IRC.

I really enjoyed this new community idea. Even jumped on a plane, flew halfway across the world and attended my first IRC meeting. Discovering the faces behind the nicks.

After I finished my Master I started out as a web developer, turning a hobby into a job. As I have this habit of always looking at the impact of my work on the complete infrastructure I soon learned about database administration, server administration and networks, thus expanding my knowledge in all directions and creating a broad knowledge base of IT technologies. With this broad knowledge base, my jobs as an IT consultant changed from web developer, database administrator, server administrator towards the SBC solutions which (to me) offered this great platform for different IT components. I needed to combine my knowledge of Servers, Applications, Databases, User Profiles and Desktop environments to create and manage new Workspaces.

And with the latest Virtualization developments, my options to create new User Workspaces are becoming even more fun.


About virtuEs.IT

As I’m discovering the latest techniques in the world of Virtualization, I felt the urge to share my adventures and built my own online knowledge-base. Hench I decided, as many did before me, to create a website to blog and share the knowledge.

Creating a website, meant I needed to register a domainname.

So I wanted a name that would be easily linked back to me. It most definately would have to hold (a part) of my own name (Esther) and could be linked to the Virtualization Technologies (virtual). Of course this still left tons of options and combinations.

I finally decided to go with the virtuEs domain, as it reminded me of my personal interest in Knights, Virtues, Quests and the slaying of Dragons 😉

(And in my own nerdie way I think of my professional ethics as my own personal IT virtues and the Architectural challenges as my own personal IT Quests.)

… so virtuEs.IT is born


CTP Logo I’m very honored to be a Citrix Technology Specialist (CTP) awardee for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and to be part of a great group of guys and girls with a passion for sharing Citrix and IT knowledge with the community!
I’m very honored to be a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Cloud and Datacenter Management awardee for 2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and to be part of a great group of guys and girls with a passion for sharing Microsoft and IT knowledge with the community!

I’m very honored to be part of the Parallels VIPP program


CCE-V badge Citrix:
  • Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V)
  • Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M)
  • Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenServer 6.
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenDesktop 5.
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenApp 6.
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix Password Manager 4.
  • Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2012.
RES Software RES Software:
  • RCP – RES Software Certified Professional.
  • RWMCP 2012 – RES Workspace Manager 2012 Certified Professional.
  • RAMCP 2014 – RES Automation Manager 2014 Certified Professional.
  • RITSCP 2014 – RES IT Store 2014 Certified Professional.


A Logica Gold Award

In january 2011 I was rewarded with a Logica Gold Award (Employee Value Proposition “Committed”) for my work ethics, motivation and commitment.

Logica Gold Award - Committed The Logica Diamond Award program acknowledges team and individual actions that not only have a positive influence on the company, but who’s behavior reflects the Employee Value Proposition and are in line with “be brilliant together”. A Gold award is granted to an individual or team that has accomplished exceptional and/or innovative work and that shows behavior as elucidated in the Employee Value Proposition.