Puthiyavan Udayakumar has more than 8 years of IT experience and has expertise in areas such as Citrix, VMware, Microsoft products, and Apache CloudStack. He has extensive experience in the field of designing and implementing virtualization solutions using various Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft products. He is an IBM Certified Solution Architect and a Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer and has more than 16 certifications in infrastructure products. He has authored Getting Started with Citrix CloudPortal, Getting Started with Citrix(R) Provisioning Services 7.0 and VMware vSphere Network Virtualization Recipe Book. He holds a master's degree in science with a specialization in system software from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He also has a bachelor's degree in engineering from SKR Engineering College, affiliated to Anna University, and has received a national award from the Indian Society for Technical Education. He has presented various research papers that follow the IEEE pattern at more than 15 national and international conferences, including IADIS (held in Dublin, Ireland).