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A thank you to all my peers and customers

I’ve been with VMware for just about 18 months now. It’s been one of the most rewarding, challenging, utterly fantastic experiences of my life. We work hard – and we play almost as hard. I’ve taken great prideĀ  in my work with my customers and with my peers throughout the company.

This past week, I received a call from my manager informing me that this work had been recognized and rewarded with a promotion from a Senior SE to a Staff SE. This is a real honor for me, and one that reminds me that while I may have come a long way, I still have a long way to go.

I’m also reminded that none of this would have been possible without all the great and honest feedback from my customers and the various teams throughout VMware that I work with every day. It’s with that that I send out a thank you to all my peers and customers for placing your trust in me. In return, you have my commitment that I will continue to provide the best possible service and support that I can!

Track_Seven_Panic_IPA

Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete post without some kind of celebratory beverage. This photo was taken at a local establishment just a few minutes after I received the good news. Track Seven’s Panic IPA is a stellar brew, made with Amarillo and Simcoe hops front and center, rather than the more common Citra and Cascade varieties. The result is a high-hop flavor (70 IBU) without the face-shredding pucker factor. Lots of citrus and floral notes explode with every sip. Don’t let the can fool you, this is a top-shelf local craft beer. Check out Track Seven next time you visit me in Sacramento!

Cheers, and thanks again.

A new concept in wine-fueled Cloud mayhem

A new year is beginning and with it, a new idea for a blog. Hopefully I’ll actually come up with some content for this one.

The overall idea here is to combine the two things I enjoy most – virtualization and alcohol. Now, let’s not start this whole thing out on the wrong foot – I’m not floating around in a kiddie pool on my front lawn, surrounded by Bud Light cans and ESXi discs. Not in December, anyway. We’re going to take a slightly more refined approach to this whole thing.

I hope to assemble some useful info surrounding my specific area of expertise – which is VMware Cloud Management – and combine each post with some info about a particular wine, beer, vineyard, or concept. Maybe I’ll even throw some cheese in there, who knows.

For the moment, this is just the beginning phases of the plan. Stay tuned for more info!