Two New Things (with More to Follow Soon)

Let’s call this a State of the Geek update…

There are two recent new things in my life worth mentioning.

Thing One: VMware vExpert 2012

VMware vExpert 2012I recently learned that I am one of 437 people who were awarded the VMware vExpert title for 2012.

The vExpert program is something that VMware started in 2009 as a way of recognizing folks who went above and beyond their job description to in some way benefit the VMware community at large.  This program is not like the VMware certifications.  There’s no vExpert test you can take.  The award recognizes things you’ve done, written, presented, podcasted, blogged, etc.

This is my first year receiving the award.  Reading through the list of recipients, I’m honored and humbled to be counted amongst such company.

Thing Two: A New Job

AccunetAfter seven years with EMC, I have accepted the position of Virtualization Practice Lead at Accunet Solutions.

Accunet Solutions offers a wide range of data center solutions: storage, networking, security, backup and recovery, disaster recovery and business continuity, and virtualization.  They’re the largest reseller of Isilon storage and a top EMC partner/reseller.  They’re also a VMware partner.  I’ll continue spending most of my time in the EMC/VMware space.

I’ll be wearing many hats at Accunet, among them Sales Engineer, Architect, Social Media Guy, and Marketing, but my chief responsibility is developing and taking the lead in Accunet’s growing Virtualization Practice.

This is the right move at the right time for me.  I’m excited about the new opportunities the new position will bring.  The future’s looking very bright.

More to Follow?

Yes, more things are coming, and soon.  I’ll fill you in on details as they solidify.

In the meantime, I’ll give you the heads-up that I’ll be putting in appearances at the Bio IT World conference in Boston next week and at EMC World in Las Vegas in May.

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4 Responses to Two New Things (with More to Follow Soon)

  1. Gary Breder says:

    Congratulations Dave!
    Glad to see you have the opportunity to put your great chops to use. I’m sure you will thrive at Accunet – and with you there, I’m sure they will too.

  2. James Walkenhorst says:

    Hey Dave.

    Good to see you’ve landed well, and that you get to continue the terrific work you’ve been doing. Congratulations.

    jaw

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