Vinay Kulkarni is a Lenovo System x performance and x86 solutions engineer working onsite at the Microsoft Redmond campus. He has over 16 years of experience in the industry. He worked with Microsoft for over 13 years to optimize performance of System x servers that are running Microsoft Windows and SQL Server software. Vinay works closely with the Microsoft Windows and SQL Server performance teams to ensure top performance of Lenovo servers that are running software from Microsoft. He also works with Lenovo clients to tune the performance of System x and storage environments. He has published several world record TPC-H benchmarks and works closely with the System x marketing team to publish meaningful proof-points that are based on Microsoft Technologies. Vinay worked with Microsoft to certify and publish SQL Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architectures for the past five years. Vinay is working on building compelling Microsoft Cloud solutions including Azure Stack, Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and Edge cloud solutions on Lenovo servers.