Today is my last day at Mirus IT, the last four years with the business have been some of the best, yeah I know it sounds corny, but it really has.
Mirus is a dynamic business and as such have supported me in everything I wanted to learn and have allowed me to go out and design and install some awesome customer solutions, such as:
- Datacenter consolidation projects
- Replicated HP 3PAR SAN’s
- More Lefthands, oops I mean StoreVirtual than I care to remember
- DR with Site Recovery Manager
- Veeam Backup & DR Backup (essentially backups available in DR)
- Exchange DAG’s
- SQL Clusters
- VPLS/MPLS solutions
- Clustered Cisco ASA Firewalls
- Network transformation projects, extended VLAN’s across non geographic locations
- VMware Horizon View
The list goes, on, as with any business they have some great people, a few of which I would consider friends, in engineering, sales and pre-sales. These are the people who make going to work even more fun.
So why have I decided to end this chapter? Well it’s time to depart on a ‘high note’ four years is a long time and I feel that Mirus have had the best from me and I have given the best to them. I feel that when you are an employee, you need to recognize when you will potentially stagnate and either decided to accept this or move on to do something new.
An opportunity arose at SCC to join them as a Solution Architect. If you aren’t aware SCC are Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider.
So what will I be doing at SCC? Well I will be working with a group of Solution Architects engaging in pre-sales activities designing solutions for customers with a focus on vSphere/Horizon View/Workspace and naturally the networking, storage and applications that come with them, something I’m looking forward to getting stuck into.
SCC have already exceeded my expectations by arranging a ‘welcome’ evening drinks so that I could meet the ‘team’ before I started, something which on reflection isn’t generally done by most employers. I’m sure most of you have had the same experience as me, the first day you meet HR and go over the obligatory manual handling procedures and then you meet colleagues over the coming days, weeks and months.
The new challenge starts next Monday 19th, it’s going to be epic!