In May 2012, I made a conscious decision to identify a route to elevating my career. I decided to jump into the deep end and transitioned into consulting from a pure infrastructure (VMware customer) background. Xtravirt Limited (VMware Enterprise Partner) afforded me that opportunity to enhance my career, which I’m extremely grateful for. The folks I’ve worked with are incredibly smart, passionate and dedicated, which generates a great community feel among peers. I’ve enjoyed working with, learning from and interacting with the team over the years on various topics.
However, we must continue to re-evaluate and on Monday February 1st, I officially started at VMware, as a PSO Senior Consultant (SDDC) in NEMEA.
In the short term, I’ll continue to focus on the Horizon suite (EUC), delivering an engagement consisting of architecting\implementing a complex Horizon 6, App Volumes and User Environment Manager solution.
Moving forwards, I’ll shift gears and re-align my attention towards helping customers with their vision and journey to the SDDC. This will be a change from my usual desktop and EUC areas, however to continue to grow\push myself, moving outside of my comfort zone will hopefully enable that transition to a different level. Although not an entirely newbie to the world of SDDC, as last year I worked worked on an engagement delivering a vRealize Operations Manager 6 design and deploy, for a large telecoms provider for around 7 months. I’ll be mainly be focusing on NSX, vROps and VSAN, and the recent announcements around all of these products, makes it an exciting time to deep dive and immerse myself in these technologies!
I’d like to complete the set and make it a full house! What does this mean? Having been a VMware customer for 3 years, a partner for nearly 4 years, now by working for VMware directly, hopefully I’ll learn from different experiences and perspectives from the vendor side of the fence.
Finally a shout out to those guys who have provided valuable career guidance and wisdom when called upon. Appreciate it 🙂