I have always loved technology. When I was a kid, I would scrounge computer parts and put them together to build systems. I think at one point I had 10 486DXs in my room, or at least the guts of them. In the late 90s I had my own web and e-mail server and by 2001 I had my first tech job working helpdesk and webdesign at the local ISP. I have always loved learning by actually getting my hands dirty and assembling systems… I guess I had a home lab before I knew what a home lab was.
I later got a job as a sysadmin at a TV station in Los Angeles. When my wife and I started our family it became obvious that I needed to finish my degree so I could afford the baby on the way. I went back to school full time, became a new dad and worked full time at a construction company as their IT guy. I think that everyone should be the IT guy for a SMB at some point in their career. It was such a great learning experience to have to learn about so many different aspects of IT and business because you’re all they have. After I graduated with my Bachelors in Computer Information Technology I got a job as a systems engineer with a systems integrator. I like to explain to people that the difference between an IT guy and systems engineer is that the engineer designs the system and writes the documentation so that someone else can use and maintain the system when he leaves! Now I work with mostly large corporation and government clients. It has been an amazing experience to design and build enterprise systems that are in use today that support public programs.
Today my focus is mostly around server and desktop virtualization, although I have also implemented a lot of VMware products like SRM, VCM, vSphere Replication, and VCOPS.
This is a personal blog that is dedicated to the furthering the virtualization cause… but mostly serves as a technical journal. This site contains no proprietary information. Any opinion expressed here is entirely my own and has no reflection on my current employer.