Intro: Jason Stroup

I'm excited to announce a guest author at this blog. Jason Stroup, a friend and very smart guy, will be adding some of his thoughts about VMWare's virtualization technology and perhaps other things in the future.

Having worked with Jason for several years, I know he is always coming up with exciting ways to push the technology around him to achieve goals more effectively and efficiently. His thoughts are one of the driving forces that helped shape my own view of the need for simplicity in technology.

He has been playing with virtualization since VMWare started making waves. I think you'll enjoy his thoughts about changing the way IT infrastructure works as a result of the new found flexibility that this technology brings.

Some of the other fun projects he has experience in include:

  • Replacing Exchange with Google Apps
  • Building Cisco based wireless networks
  • Recovering Active Directory from a masted AD controller failure

I've been particularly interested in the recent opening ESXi provides. Having gone to a free model, good and proper virtualization within my budget has become a lot more doable and the trade-off of one cost for another may just be the ticket for greater stability without significant cost.

Stay tuned. :-)