Phoummala Schmitt, an IT Professional with a focus on messaging and collaboration, virtualization, and storage. She is a VMware vExpert and co-hosts The Current Status Podcast. In her spare time she writes technical articles and blogs. Her writings can be found on 24x7ITConnection, Exchangegoddess.com and The Register. Considered as one of the Top 50+ Tech Influencers and Thought Leaders You Should Follow , Phoummala aka Exchange Goddess can be followed as @exchangegoddess on Twitter.