Thanks for visiting my blog, my name is Matt Callaway from Austin, Texas. I started this blog to help give back to the same community that provided me the resources I needed when I jumped into virtualization 12 years ago. At my core, I’m a IT Professional that has a deep passion for virtualization as a whole, specifically VMware products.
As I continue to grow both personally and professionally I really enjoy taking deep dives into innovative technologies that VMware and other companies offer. Passion is what fuels my desire to learn, understand, teach and master those same technologies that make our lives easier and business’ run smoother. My vision is led by that passion to continue to learn the skills to be proficient and successful as a Full Stack Solutions Engineer / Architect.
I currently have 17 years of a broad range IT Architecture & Solutioning experience. Started in Helpdesk/basic admin in 2003 for a boat dealership, worked as a Systems Administrator for Rackspace and now have been working for a Molecular Diagnostic’s laboratory for almost 14 years. During my tenure there, I’ve built the company from just a handful of servers laying under desks and a flat network to hundreds of servers, complex networking and storage configurations to provide availability, performance and overall resiliency that the business expect and rely on, everyday.
Proficient in Cisco, Dell Force10, F5 networking gear, Microsoft platforms ranging from Server 2003-2019 running Active Directory/DNS, Exchange, SQL, NetApp and Equal Logic storage arrays. VMware vSphere, vSAN, vRealize Ops Manager, NSX. A to Z engineering that plays a part into our global IT environment.
It’s really a genuine pleasure to be able to share knowledge with the IT community through social media, VMUG groups, BrownBags and especially through this website.
As I continue on my journey, filling the gaps and learn what it takes to design larger enterprise solutions I’ll continue to post and share my thoughts/blogs with the IT community. Stay tuned!
I’m always looking for that next challenge and look forward to meeting those challenges and opportunities to continue growth and value.
Thanks for stopping by!