I am a Technical Director at Pure Storage, where my focus is on Cloud, Automation (DevOps) and Microsoft solutions and integrations. I help customers and partners realize the advantages of all-flash technology with Microsoft products and services such as, Azure, Azure Stack, Windows Server, Hyper-V, Exchange and System Center.
Before Pure Storage I spent five years at NetApp working on Microsoft Reference Architectures for SharePoint using SnapManager for SharePoint, SnapDrive and SnapManager for SQL Server for the FAS Series (7-mode & C-mode).
The majority of my career was as a “blue badge” at Microsoft where I fell in love for all things Microsoft (I must admit I use a MacBook Pro). I worked in a lot of different areas on Developer Evangelism, SharePoint ISVs, Office ISVs, Office Programmability and .NET. The most fun was during my years as a Sr. Technical Evangelist.
I get a lot of joy working with customers and helping to breakdown difficult problems and solve them with the most practical solution. Much of my career has been spent balancing time between administrative tasks, infrastructure management and software engineering. I like to think I have a unique understanding of how admins see the world, how servers/services get deployed and what a software developer expects.
I live in Cupertino where I enjoy spending time with my furry child (Lily) and mountain biking with friends.
Places you can find me:
- Twitter — https://twitter.com/8arkz
- Pure/Code() — http://code.purestorage.com
- PowerShell Toolkit — https://github.com/purestorage-openconnect/powershell-toolkit
- Code Pure Storage Slack Team — Join the team at https://codeinvite.purestorage.com
- Strava — http://www.strava.com/athletes/2584245 (member Los Gatos, Quadzilla)
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