I’m a vExpert for 2013!

Got the great news from John Troyer’s announcement Tuesday that I was selected as a vExpert for 2013 by VMware. That’s a huge honor and I am super excited to be a vExpert for the third year in a row! There’s so much that you benefit from being a VMware vExpert, the CTO Party at…

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Top 5 entry-level IT jobs for new grads

OK, so you’ve graduated or are graduating very soon. What now? The parties are over. The all night cram sessions are a thing of the past. Where do you go from here? Well, for some it’s moving back home with mom and dad to figure out what to do next. Some go straight into a…

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A cautionary tale of VM sprawl in data centers

VM sprawl is a very real thing that happens in data centers all over the world. We build and provision VMs so quickly these days it can get away from us before we know it. Soon our vCenter Server is full of VMs that we don’t know who they belong to, what purpose they serve,…

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Book Review: VCP5 Study Guide

Have you thought about studying for the VCP-510 exam? Do you want to be VCP5-DCV certified? Finding a good study guide can really get you off on the right foot. The VCP5 Study Guide by Brian Atkinson is just that book. Chock full of great information on every exam objective, this book will give you…

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VCP-Cloud Certified!

I spent 6 months tinkering with vCloud Director and about a month of hardcore studying and I’m happy to say today that I successfully passed the VMware Infrastructure-as-a-Service exam which makes me a VCP-Cloud! I have to say that the anxiety involved in taking this exam was at an all time high simply because I…

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