ITQ Consultancy is one of the first global partners of VMware to achieve the PKS Solution Competency.

Yesterday, VMware launched it’s PKS Solution Competency which enables and recognizes partners worldwide for their abilities and competency in delivering VMware Pivotal Container Service.


“We are very proud of achieving this Solution Competence,” says Ruurd Keizer, Cloud-Native Lead at ITQ. “We made a conscious choice a few years ago to focus on Cloud-Native technologies and Pivotal in particular. We see that VMware PKS is the perfect operational model for Kubernetes in demanding environments because security is guaranteed, and the operational impact is minimal. ”

Kubernetes has become the de-facto container orchestration platform in the industry, and enterprise adoption is accelerating. VMware Pivotal Container Service (VMware PKS) is an integrated, enterprise-grade Kubernetes offering aimed at organization serious about operational excellence, business agility, multi-cloud and vendor lock-in. As a partner in the PKS Lighthouse program, ITQ Consultancy is with 6 others worldwide, and the only partner in Europe immediately recognized with the PKS Solution Competency.

As of today, ITQ has done multiple successful VMware PKS and NSX-T deployments in EMEA in close collaboration with VMware and Pivotal, ranging from Proof of Concept (PoC) to full-fledged production deployments.

About ITQ

ITQ, the independent VMware knowledge partner, specializes in professional services around the VMware product portfolio and its ecosystem, being a member of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC). Aiming to help customers accelerate and facilitate their business by optimizing the use of virtualization technology, ITQ’s areas of expertise include End-User Computing, Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud-Native Applications and IT Transformation Services.ITQ is the only VMware Partner in the Benelux with all Master Solution Competencies, so for all VMware products, they have in-depth knowledge and experience in-house. Clients regard ITQ as a trusted advisor and this is considered our strongest benefit, in addition to the knowledge of our consultants: ITQ currently employs 60 people, with 4 VCDX’s and 18 vExperts among them.


Johan van Amersfoort

Author Johan van Amersfoort

Johan van Amersfoort works as Technologist EUC, AI & IoT at ITQ Consultancy. He is the author of the VDI Design Guide, a vExpert since 2015, a VMware End-User Computing Champion since 2016 and the first VMware Certified Design Expert on Desktop and Mobility (VCDX-DTM) in the Benelux. Johan is specialized in VDI, Graphical Acceleration, AI Platforms and Application Delivery and a regular speaker on events like VMUGs, UserCons, and VMworld and one of the founders of VMware EUC TechCon.

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12 February 2019