Cloud and Datacenter Management
First year awarded:
Number of MVP Awards:
Toastmasters International - Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
Toastmasters International - Competent Leader Certificate
Esther Barthel has worked in different roles and functions as an IT consultant after she finished her Master’s degree in Computer Science in 1997. She soon discovered that Server-Based Computing combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution and specialized in virtualization solutions, like Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft App-V, Microsoft PowerShell and Citrix NetScaler. Esther works as a Solutions Architect at cognition IT, designing and implementing Citrix solutions for both small-business and large enterprise infrastructures scaling up to 15,000 users. Ever since she hosted introduction days for technical female student candidates, Esther has shared her passion and knowledge for IT. What started with small internal meetings and a blog to report on the latest technologies has grown into international presentations at Citrix User Groups, events like E2EVC and Citrix Synergy and writing her first book, Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook for Packt publishing. Esther joined RDS Gurus in November 2017 to add even more expert EUC and Networking (Citrix NetScaler) knowledge and experience to this awesome team of RDS Experts. Esther is also awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) by Citrix in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.