Ryan Troy


Columbus, Ohio

Senior Engineer, Author and virtualization guru..

Areas of Expertise:

  • Storage
  • Virtualization
  • VMware
  • Microsoft Hyper-v
  • OpenVZ
  • Xen
  • Citrix
  • NAS
  • SAN
  • ESX
  • ESXi
  • vSphere
  • Dell
  • Nimble Storage
  • Fiber Channel
  • iSCSI
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Ryan Troy has over 12 years of Unix/Linux system administration experience, working in diverse industries that range from web hosting to the newspaper industry. He has written articles for Linux Identity magazine and co-authored articles for Linux+magazine. He is passionate about virtualization, specifically VMware's technologies.

Ryan also founded the now-official Ubuntu Linux forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org) in October 2004; he currently serves as technical administrator and chairman of the Ubuntu Forum Council.

One of Ryan's latest projects has been to architect and build a virtualization infrastructure for a large newspaper chain in Michigan using VMware's ESX product line along with Dell Equallogic Storage Arrays.

Ryan is also a VMware Certified Professional.

VMware Cookbook VMware Cookbook
by Matthew Helmke , Ryan Troy
Second Edition June 2012
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

VMware Cookbook VMware Cookbook
by Ryan Troy , Matthew Helmke
October 2009
Ebook: $31.99