Chris Wahl

Senior Data Center Engineer


Chris Wahl is a Senior Data Center Engineer for Ahead, a Chicago based VMware partner, with a focus on the design and implementation of enterprise architecture in a variety of business verticals. Over the past 13 years, he has worked on numerous virtualization projects within a diverse set of business and regulatory requirements. Notable projects include the design and implementation of a global corporation’s mission critical database virtualization initiative, architectural consulting of a 6000+ virtual end-user compute strategy, and several large scale data center migration strategies. Chris was the first person in Illinois to earn the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification and is number 104 globally. He leads the Chicago VMware Users Group (VMUG) and is recognized by VMware as a vExpert. Chris authors a virtualization blog, Wahl Network (, and is a Master level contributor and User Moderator on the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) Community Forums.