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.

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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One Small Piece of Career Advice

Normally, especially this time of year, I would be pumping out a blog post about the latest things I’ve seen at some trade show (specifically, VMworld).  However, this year, my family gave me a great idea and instead of spending … Continue reading

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Old Dogs Learning New Tricks

Old Dogs The saying goes “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.  Certainly, all of us have found examples of this to be true.  Otherwise this statement would not still be in use to this day.  However, what if … Continue reading

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The Dawn of a New Networking Era

Preface:  I recently attended a Tech Field Day event (Tech Field Day Extra – Cisco Live 2017) and while the event is put on my Gestalt IT, I was not paid nor received any sort of reimbursement from Gestalt IT … Continue reading

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