Hello World! For anyone who has written code, that is something which will be quite familiar, something which should bring a smile, or a grimace depending on your experience. This is the beginning of a new foray into blogging for me, hopefully, this time a bit more focused one. A brief note about the name and title of this blog. Carpe Diem is of course Latin for Seize the Day. CarpeTech is a shameless ripoff, to grab your attention and point you to the title. I truly want technology to enable business, and be a positive thing for businesses, thus Seize the Technology, make it work for the business.
A bit about me, I am a Senior Datacenter Consultant for a EMC and VMware partner in the Pacific North West. Basically that means I love to talk about technology, and generally speaking about EMC and VMware products. In honesty though I am interested in evangelizing technology on a much broader level, products are commodities, some better than others, though the purpose of this blog is to focus around those two specifically. As a standard disclaimer, my opinions are my own and do not necessarily represent the positions of my employer, EMC, or VMware. I welcome feedback and if necessary correction. I strive for honesty and integrity in everything, so please feel free to take me to task if you feel I am in error.
So why Micro Niche. A friend and colleague recently told me that it is not enough to find your niche, but we need to find a micro niche. There are more than enough virtualization blogs, or storage blogs, it is time for consultants to start differentiating themselves. While we are always a jack of all trades to a certain extent, mostly due to our love of technology, we all have something that we are passionate about.
All this being said, I plan to focus on VMware vSphere best practices specifically on the EMC VNX product line. Now I know that Chad at Virtual Geek covers this space quite effectively, but he also covers many other topics. I hope to bring an outsiders perspective, with many links to his and others postings with a bit of my own perspective on things. So thanks for reading, and hopefully this provides some value to the community in general and specifically to the customers I work with.