One crazy month. A new job, and I’m now a vExpert for 2012

Sunday rocked to say the least. I woke up to find out that I was selected as a VMware vExpert for 2012. I am very thankful to have been nominated and to have been given recognition by the VMware community for my contribution to the community at large. I really hope that over the next year I can contribute even further and make an even stronger impact.

Congratulations to the 400 or so VMware community members who also were awarded vExpert recognition for this year. It was very awesome to see 150 first time vExperts join me in this year’s freshmen class.

On top of that, I’m starting a new gig on the 23rd. After being with Toshiba for the last 6 ½ years primarily as their chief storage and virtualization engineer, I am moving on to take a position with Emulex as a Systems Engineer on their sales team. I will be covering the South West, including Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, and Southern California.

For some time I have wanted to transition into a Sales Engineering role. Over the last few months I had interviewed with several companies including Veeam, and HP as well as few local and national VAR’s. I am really looking forward to getting into a customer facing and a more evangelical role where I believe my background in the administration and design space will allow me to really help the customer focus on their needs.  Emulex is well positioned to allow me to interface with a large variety of companies including the major players like IMB, HP, Dell, EMC, etc. It also will allow me to stay involved in my two tech passions, Storage and Virtualization, as well as allow me to become more involved on the Converged infrastructure front.

So look for a lot of cool stuff to come from this space in the near future.

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