March 29, 2010
I want to be up front with everyone. I probably have no business being there. If you click the above link and go to the delegate list, you will see a Who's Who of experts in enterprise storage, networking, and virtualization. And then there's me.
I have no deep knowledge of any of those. I'm neither a storage, network, or virtualization admin. I nearly declined the offer, because I wasn't sure that I could offer anything.
I thought about it, and after discussing things with a friend of mine, he helped me realize that I'm not a storage, network, or virtualization admin. I'm ALL of them. No, I'm not an expert, but I do all of those things.
On this blog, one of my goals is to help make small infrastructures as reliable as large infrastructures, using as similar techniques as possible, and spreading knowledge of enterprise administrative practices among those of us without enterprise-sized networks. What better place to further those goals than in a situation entirely geared toward large networks?
Also, as my friend Andy mentioned to me, I'm duty-bound to represent small infrastructures (i.e. you who are reading this) to large vendors when I have the chance. And this is the chance.