I have been at VMware for 7 years (this week on the dot actually!). That is a half a lifetime in IT Dog Years. In that time I have done many different things, and been to many different places. I saw (and at times helped (or tried to help) ) virtualization mature from a fringe lab thing that would never run production workloads efficiently and easily, to an established vendor that most people are using in some way. Quite a ride!
Just after the July 4th holiday I will be (metaphorically, though not geographically) be walking a few blocks up the hill in Palo Alto from the VMware campus to a sister EMC Federation company, Pivotal. I’ll be leaving the current Pre-Sales gig and getting my hands dirty directly in technology as a main focus. I’m excited!
I plan to continue the blogging weird and silly projects on here, though it will stray from a VMware focus to more broad devopsy topics in general. Hence the slight change in name (mostly as a joke that I was told at GlueCon recently) – Josh as a (Micro) Service! Kind of catchy don’t you think?
I’ll spare you all the pontificating on merits of focusing on one thick technology stack made up of all kinds of mashed together bits being a monolithic focus, and now for the future breaking it down into singular focus areas and doing each of them well……I don’t know… This joke might not work entirely, but I get a good laugh out of it anyway.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller
“Live every week like it’s Shark Week.” – Tracy Jordan
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” – Steve Jobs