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Well it’s been a while since my last post, near nine months. Too much time for any author that really wants to maintain its site more or less alive.  I’m sure that many of my loyal readers thought that I decided to abandon the blog, specially those that also follow my steps on Twitter where I have not been very active either.

What can I say? Working for VMware is without any doubt one of the most awesome and mind-blowing experiences I’ve ever had! During these months I’ve been involved in some really big vCloud engagements, had the opportunity to work with vCAC, vCloud, Chargeback, vC Ops and vCO in an everyday basis and have learn tons of new cool things. I’ve finally started a personal and professional transition from an infrastructure role to an automation and development focused one.

And I’ve been awarded as VMware vExpert for third year! :D

Honestly being a consultant at PSO is amazing but it’s also a very exhausting and time consuming job, there are always lots of new interesting things to do but not enough time available to try and test every crazy stuff you find, write on the blog, do your job and attend your family. As you can imagine not spending time with my family is completely out of the question and I have to admit that closing the blog has crossed my mind a couple of times. Instead I’ve decided to organize better the rest of my life and try to find time every week to write a couple of posts.

I really enjoy write about my experiences at work, time will tell if I am able to keep my promise, I really hope so :)

Juanma.

My first sponsor

March 1, 2012 — 2 Comments

corp_logoI am very happy to announce that today I get the first sponsor for this blog. The people at Veeam Software has been kind enough to take my blog into consideration and for that I’m truly grateful.

Veeam doesn’t need an introduction, they produce a fantastic suite for backup & replication in virtual environments, Hyper-V and vSphere, considered by many the best in the market. They also have Veeam ONE, which includes Veeam Monitor, Reporter and Business View, for virtualization environment management and monitoring.

Veeam and HP have also a joint solution for backup in VMware environments that combines Veeam Backup & Replication award winning software and HP StorOnce D2D technology, here it is the link to the white paper describing the solution.

Again thanks to Veeam, I hope to get my hands on the HP & Veeam solution in the future and write about it.

Juanma.

Once again my colleague at HP Eric Seabert (@ericsiebert) has opened up the polls to elect the Top VMware and Virtualization blogs.

This year yours truly is lucky enough to be on the list of candidates so if you feel that my work here have been of help I’ll be grateful. However I’m a guy with his feet on the ground and I am perfectly aware that there are a ton of great blogs out there.

My personal Top Five are:

Now go to http://vote.vsphere-land.com/ and vote for your favorite blog!

Juanma.

2011 is done and like any other human beings out there today I decided to look back.

Professionally the great company I’m lucky to work at finally gave me the opportunity to focus my work only in the most awesome technology… VMware. After many years of being a Unix guy and a few being something in the middle I’m currently working exclusively with VMware products on top of HP solutions.

From the blog perspective 2011 has been huge, and I really mean it. In 2010 I had 29,786 visits and in 2011 I have had… 125,690. Yes almost one hundred thousand more visits!

Thanks to good work of John Troyer the blog has been recently included in the Planetv12n blog aggregator from VMware.

And probably the best moment of the year… in June I got news from John Troyer telling me that I had been awarded vExpert for the first time. It was a great honor and I’m still a bit shocked.

Personally the vExpert award was huge, apart from HP-UX and OpenBSD I never be so passionate about a technology and it was an unexpected a very welcomed gift. Props to VMware and to John Troyer, there is no place like the VMware Community :-)

Finally I want to say:

THANK YOU!

 

Thank you to all my readers and my Twitter followers. My best wishes to you and your families for the New Year. And again… Thank you!

Juanma.

Just read a tweet from Matt Cowger (@mcowger) saying he started a new technical blog “VM’s Are Free, Right” and I though that I can help him to spread the word :-)

For those of you that know nothing about Matt, he’s a colleague from HP coming from 3PAR he’s a former colleague at HP and recently joined EMC as vSpecialist. He is a Rockstar in the virtualization industry with the #VCDX052 badge under his belt. And far more important than that, he is a great guy.

I’m sure that very soon his blog will be one of the top references in the industry, I already subscribed and you should do it too.

Juanma.

1 year…

December 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

I really can not believe it but a year has passed since my first “Hello World!” post.

During this first year I received more than 25,000 visits, which to be sincere is far more than I expected. Below is a screenshot showing my top ten posts.

I want to thank all of you who have been following the blog. I also have a special thank to my dear friend Jean Mesquida who have been giving me a lot of feedback about many of my blog posts. I enjoyed to write every post.

I’m pretty sure the next year will be even better.

Juanma.

Hello world!

December 7, 2009 — Leave a comment

OK, this it. Finally I manage to get some time to start my technical blog.

First of all this is not going to a be a blog in the guru style since I don’t consider myself a guru. This is going to be a bit of a ragbag, with tips and thoughs from my day to day work and my past experience. Of course it will be focused mainly in HP-UX and virtualisation.

Hope you like it, all comments are welcome ;-)