Kong Yang

Head Geek

Kong Yang is a Head Geek at SolarWinds with over 20 years of IT experience specializing in virtualization and cloud management. He is a VMware® vExpert, Cisco® Champion, and active contributing practice leader within the virtualization and cloud communities.

Yang’s expertise includes application performance management, virtualization sizing and capacity planning best practices, community engagement, and technology evangelism. Yang is passionate about understanding the behavior of the application lifecycle and ecosystem—analyzing the interdependencies as well as qualifying and quantifying the results to empower the organization’s bottom line.

He focuses on virtualization and cloud technologies; application performance management; hybrid cloud best practices; technology stacks such as containers; microservices, serverless, and cloud-native best practices; DevOps conversations; converged infrastructure technologies; and data analytics. Yang has spoken at BrightTALK® Summits, Spiceworks® SpiceWorld®, Interop® ITX, and VMworld® events.

He is also the owner of United States Patent 8,176,497 for an intelligent method to auto-scale VMs to fulfill peak database workloads. Yang’s past roles include a Cloud Practice Leader at Gravitant® and various roles at Dell Technologies®.