Author Archives: snoopj

About snoopj

vExpert 2014/2015/2016/2017, Cisco Champion 2015/2016/2017, NetApp United 2017. Virtualization and data center enthusiast. Working too long and too hard in the technology field since college graduation in 2000.

Amplify: The Story of My 2017

End of the year recaps are about as clichéd as they come.  However, I do feel it’s important to see where we start the year and how we end the year.  Needless to say, 2017 has been a rather interesting … Continue reading

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Three Up/Three Down: HPE Tech Day Edition

In early October, I was approached by Calvin Zito (@CalvinZito on Twitter) about attending a HPE Tech Day in mid-October.  He mentioned that this one was going to have a storage focus (which anyone who reads any of my blogs … Continue reading

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Different Strokes For Different Folks: Hybrid Cloud Edition

No doubt you’ve heard plenty about the concept of hybrid cloud (or even hybrid IT) recently.  Personally, my Twitter timeline has been rampant with opinion pieces (some good, some bad) and your usually array of bickering between the various factions … Continue reading

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Becoming a Leader

Leadership.  We hear this term thrown around but I think few people actually know what it means to be a leader, let alone an effective leader.  Personally, I scoffed at the idea that I would ever be a “leader”.  I … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

Personally, I’ve never claimed to ever be a religious man.  However, as a child, I did enough Sunday School activities to remember Matthew 7:12. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this … Continue reading

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Just Show Up

I didn’t always start out in this industry as a “community” guy.  Actually, even when I was a student at the University of Northern Iowa, I really didn’t do much participation with any of the get-togethers or “club” scene within … Continue reading

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An Azure Stack Primer for vSphere Folk

Over the last year, I’ve been involved in a journey that is changing my core competency in the technology industry.  My employer, a managed service provider, has been working with Microsoft in the Early Adopter Initiative in their hybrid cloud … Continue reading

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