Exploring new horizons

The last few weeks, and probably months, it was very quiet on my blog. I hadn’t much the time to investigate, test and try out and write things down. I had a more important focus the past few months. And i usually don’t bring up personal things on my blog. But with beginning with the 1st of March, I’ll explore new horizons. No, i’m not going for a long haul sail trip, nor a long holiday voyage. I’m switching my job.

The past

I worked now for nearly seven years at an IT company, started there as an IT supporter and made it up to IT system engineering through the years, with lots of learning, certification and dedication. My last employer was a value added reseller with many partnerships with various hardware and software vendors, on a very high level. The last few months i’ve spent with different customer projects, documentation work, teaching our internal service and support people and also my successor. I’m feeling confident that everything is fine and my former coworkers can get over “the loss”. Now it’s time for me to explore new horizons.

The future

It was clear for me, if the time will come and i’ll quit my job at some day, that I’ll try it at a “vendor” or at a “customer”. Finally my new workplace is at a customer.

The company which hired me is located in the industrial branch, with about 180 locations and 14’000 employees all around the world. I’ll be working in a small team and will be responsible for all VMware related things, like local vSphere environments and HCI systems at these locations and also a huge vCloud Air migration project. What a great new challenge!

It’s not easy to quit a job and start something new. Everyone who did that probably knows what i’m talking about. And the fact that my last employer and I had a good relationship didn’t make it any easier.

Thank you

The last seven years have been very interesting, instructive and challenging. I’ve met so many great people with indepth knowledge and sense for business. I was honored to support our biggest and most important customers, a task that you not just get easy, it’s like a task you deserve. I have to thank my boss for the many years and the trust he gave me. Also many thanks to my team and coworkers for all the support i received when i needed it. You did a great job folks!

It will be probably quiet some more time on my blog until I really got started in the new job. But i’ll be back. Promised. You will get that on Twitter at least.

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