Attention!!! New Challenges Ahead!

1 11 2011

Well folks…all good things must end…and for this Friday that means my career with Terremark.

I do wish that somehow things had worked out differently at Terremark, as I sincerely enjoyed my time and the relationships I developed with the great many superb individuals that I met while working there. However, things were not to be. Some people are satiated by their current status, some only strive for purely monetary gains and increases, but others like myself strive for something more. Something less tangible, but just as important… I strive for influence, respect, and recognition. I want to leave my mark. I want to influence direction. I want to shape the future. I want to aid and assist individuals and businesses in their growth. I might have been able to do those things at Terremark…but then again…I might not have. Terremark, like many businesses after a major merger/acquisition is in a mammoth state of flux. The business direction appears to be in flux, the management is in flux, the teams are in flux, and just about nothing seems clear or decided. If anything has been decided, it certainly hasn’t been communicated to the rank and file. Ultimately, between what I’ve failed to see during my time and combined with the fears for what I feel is coming…I was led to submit my resignation to Terremark due to receiving an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.

That opportunity was presented to me by NetApp. I will be reporting to work bright early Monday morning as a Professional Services Consultant. I’ve always enjoyed working with NetApp products. The integration between their products and my first love of VMware is something that most other companies only dream of. Add their excellent reputation for easy extensibility with their well-supported APIs and to me…it’s a dream platform. I’ll make no bone about my preference for file based storage either…but I’ll try to avoid the holy war here on my blog. Needless to say, I’m just tickled pink to have the chance to work for NetApp, and I’m going to work my tail off to make a name for myself there.

I’ll miss Terremark/Verizon…but I know great things are ahead at NetApp for me and my career!!!