We all have friends, family, and coworkers who operate on different social timelines. Some of them arrive to an event early, others right on time, and a few consistently arrive ‘fashionably late’ (like it’s ingrained within their DNA). I guess I fall into this later category, as today is the first day of the rest of my life in the blogosphere.
So why jump in so late? Its quite simple, I follow a number of blogs that focus on server virtualization. Many of which are posts from several of my very good friends such as Mike Laverick, Scott Lowe, Nick Triantos, and Chad Sakac. (Yes, a guy from NetApp can have a good friend at EMC – although I’m not supposed to ☺). The content posted and discussed in this space is fantastic, and in my day-to-day role I discuss these topics with customers and commonly expand as to the impact of these technologies. By jumping into the blogosphere I hope to add to this virtual Library of Alexandria.
Before I close this post, I’ll offer some background with the hopes of enticing those of you, who I’ve yet have the pleasure of meeting, to subscribe to my blog. I’ve worked with literally hundreds of customers on their virtualization initiatives. I’ve an extensive operational background where I earned my BCFP, CCNA, IBM CDA, MCSE, NACE, SCSA , and VCP. In addition I’ve co-authored several white papers for NetApp and presented at many industry events of which I would highlight VMworld 2007, VMworld Europe 2008, and soon VMworld 2008.
I am often known to say, ‘Virtualization Changes Everything’, so let start sharing our thoughts, experiences, successes and foresight.