Have a happy family of a wife and two young kids.
I’m a gadget man, love tweaking hard- and software, as well as watching racing sports (anything which goes fast). Went from enjoying to watching those sports after an accident in 2004 which put me into a nasty recovery for 2 years. Looking for a new sport to enjoy, I stumbled across golf, which I do now.
I’m working in IT since 1998.
Since 2001 I’m a Storage Specialist and that never changed. Only switch I made was from administering Z/OS storage to administering Open Systems storage. It turned out to be the best change of my life. Not that I don’t like the mainframes, I just love the dynamics in Open Systems.
Our company is an IBM shop. We drive storage at an enterprise level. We virtualized our environment using IBM’s SVC, and that is just superb for making a storage admin’s day job way less difficult. In some of my posts it may look like I’m an SVC fanboy. Um. Proud to say, I am. It’s great. Working with it since 2004 now. However! That does absolutely not mean that I’m not totally open-minded about storage products. I will dump SVC as soon as there’s something better available and it fits in our infrastructure just as well or better. So far we never met a product which was better, let alone fit in our infra.
Why did I start this blog? Well, I had some spare time on my 34th birthday, and came up with the idea to set up a blog. I guess from time to time I need more space to tell the world how I think about something then Twitter has to offer. Reading all the blogs around me, and seeing how much valuable info they often provide, I thought, let’s do that too. It will be a blog on which I’ll write about things which are in my mind all the time, (solved) problems in my home infra, (solved) problems at my company’s infra. It might be a success, I might close it after some time. I don’t know yet
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