My blog

Significant Bit is a personal blog which I use to post about virtualization, VMware and other tech-focussed subjects.

The name shouldn’t be a mystery to anybody who works in IT; in computing all things are binary, and the bit with the greatest value is called the most significant bit (or the left-most or high-order bit). The least significant bit (or the right-most or low-order bit) is the one with the lowest value.


My name is Robert Cranendonk, for the past few years I’ve been working as an infrastructure specialist with a heavy focus (but not limited to) VMware and its products. I’m working with VMware Cloud Foundation, NSX (V and T) and core vSphere products, and also many of the other things you can find in the datacenter; storage, networking, firewalling, etc. I’m a huge fan of automation and scripting, to tie it all together.

I started on this career path while finishing up my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a deep-dive into operationalizing NSX, as part of my graduate internship in 2016.

I’m also doing my Master’s Degree in Cyber Security, finishing in February 2024.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Network Virtualization (VCAP-NV Design 2021)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCAP-DCV Design 2020)
VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV 2020)
VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV 2020)
VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP-CMA 2021)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
vExpert ****
vExpert NSX 2022
ITILv4 and PRINCE2 (Credential ID : 9980084540202910)


All views and opinions expressed anywhere on this site are strictly my own.

If you notice anything incorrect or stuff that I’m missing, please let me know! Drop me a comment, @ me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or send a carrier pigeon. Learning new things is what we’re all here for, so if there are some insights you wish to share, please don’t hestitate to let me know!