VMware 2016 – Another Job Change

fireworks photoWell, it’s happened again. I wasn’t looking to make a job change, but an opportunity I couldn’t turn down found me. In November 2015, I joined VMware’s San Francisco Bay Area Enterprise Systems Engineering team.

My previous role had me educating solution providers on the VMware software portfolio as well as teaching partner Systems Engineers about pre-sales systems engineering for their customers. I now find myself working for VMware directly as a Systems Engineer, assigned to cover a group of Enterprise level named accounts. My fiancée and I moved from Southern California to the Bay Area for me to take this job. An upheaval (and a risk!), but also an amazing opportunity to work directly for one of the most innovative and disruptive software companies around.

What does that mean for my writing? Well, I pretty much fell on my face when it came to maintaining a regular cadence during my time in the distribution channel. I’m going to try my best to do better now. There’s certainly a different emphasis within the portfolio for enterprise customers. Hopefully I can provide insight into the solutions engineering process from the inside.

Some things you probably won’t see from me:

  • Product speculation; Even with limited insider knowledge, this seems inappropriate.
  • Competitor bashing
  • Customer information; Maybe it goes without saying, but I’ll have to generalize my lessons learned.

Things I’ll try to add to the topic list:

  • Career advice that I’m finding helpful
  • Industry news that I’m finding relevant and impactful
  • Products I’m discovering within the portfolio

So thanks to anyone who’s found my writing useful so far. If there’s anything you’d like to see my thoughts on, please ask away!

Hosting and Branding Changes

hosting and branding is under construction
Photo by ericmerrill

Just some insight on what’s going on behind the scenes here.

Branding

I’m re-branding the Virtual Journeyman blog as vJourneyman to align with all my other social media naming. This tweak is probably overdue, but to be honest, I haven’t really been generating enough content to warrant spending time on the form or function of the blog. Having now gotten through the first full calendar year at work, I hope I have enough discipline and inspiration to post regularly.

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VMware 2014 – A New Position, A New Beginning

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By Andrea Pavanello (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-it (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/it/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
As 2013 came to a close, I took advantage of a terrific job opportunity at a different company. I’m beginning the year as a field-deployed technical consultant at a technology distributor’s data center practice, focusing on VMware for the western region of the United States. VMware 2014 – yes, it’ll be a year eyeballs deep in VMware’s products for me. Continue reading VMware 2014 – A New Position, A New Beginning

Virtual Journeyman – Hello World!

Just a quick note to explain why I’m starting yet another blog on virtualization.  I’m sure my journey isn’t unique, but I wanted to document my journey for my own understanding and hopefully to help anyone who comes across the issues that I face.

Photo by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML