This post is a big deal for me personally. It is the first public acknowledgment of a major change in my life. This blog post will be about me announcing this change; but it will also be about why I am doing it and what lessons I feel can be learned.
In my career I was a late starter and fast riser. It wasn’t too long ago I was plugging in monitors and crawling under desks (a job I still highly respect). I owe a lot of my success to my supportive Wife who while she was raising my children, let me spend hours reading complete histories of LAN switching or reference book on WAN protocols. Not to mention every RFC under the sun. I owe a lot to my aggressive nature of never losing a fight whether it was an annoying Outlook bug, or an 801.X config that wouldn’t work right. But I also owe a lot to the technologies that I invested my time and effort behind who ultimately made my career. I bet on certain companies and technologies and they came through for me time and again. And so in this short blog post, I want to say thanks. So here are my thanks to the top 4 companies that have made me valuable by staying valuable in the information technology arena. 1. VMware My first experience with VMware was very early on from listening to a Dell solution architect talk about where they were going. This was back when vMotion was just a rumor and still seemed impossible. I went on to work for a company that did a big virtualization shoot-out. At the end of the shoot-out my recommendation was VMware. I was strongly impressed by their focus on stability and running at the enterprise level. [...]