Mike's Virtualization Blog

Time for Change, VMware here I come

For a little over the past two years I’ve worked for INX who was acquired at the beginning of the year by Presidio.  I’ve enjoyed working for such a great company, my boss and everyone I worked with was just awesome.  Looking back at the last two years I noticed a trend in the types of projects I was doing, there were probably only around 10 involving Virtualization the rest of my time was spent in other areas of the datacenter such as Cisco UCS, storage (mostly NetApp), some Cisco Nexus and even some Microsoft AD and Exchange. I also had quite a bit of downtime which I used to work in my lab to prep for my VCDX.

After completing my VCDX I became incredibly bored, I didn’t have any virtualization projects coming up and I want to focus on VMware technologies.  I joined the Get Me in VMware LinkedIn group and saw a job posting for exactly what I was looking for. I sent in my resume and about a week later got a call from a recruiter inside of VMware. We talked for a little while and it turned out the position was one where I would be reporting to someone I’ve known for a few years, a day or two later I started interviewing and a little over a week later I had an offer which I accepted. I’m joining the Cloud Infrastructure Management (CIM) group inside of VMware’s Professional Services Organization (PSO) as a Senior Consultant. I’ll be working with large enterprise customers designing and deploying vSphere, Site Recovery Manager and vCloud Director solutions.

The decision to leave INX/Presidio and join VMware wasn’t an easy one, I did enjoy my time it really just came down to where I wanted to take my career and VMware is the best fit for what I want to do. My awesome wife was very supportive of my decision even though it involves much more travel. My last day with INX was today 4/13 and I start VMware on 4/23. I’m taking a week off to spend with my family but I couldn’t be more excited to start my new journey.

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