August 1, 2013 – 11:27 am

It’s been a while since my last update! My current mandate is almost over, what started as a 3 week replacement for a sysadmin lasted almost 2 years overhauling the entire infrastructure, going from a room full of standalone physical servers on 100mbps network with cabling issues, to a modern network with 10GB backbone, gigabit to the desktop, 99% virtualised back-end on shared storage and blade servers, disaster recovery solution, etc…

This was my most challenging and stimulating mandate ever. I worked with a great IT manager who trusted me and gave me the latitude to learn and experiment while deploying all of this, I also learned a lot of new technologies/products.

I hope my next one will be even better 🙂

I am taking the summer off from studying (well I started the CCDA curriculum but I put everything on hold to relax a bit). Once I know what my next mandate is, I’ll resume the studies.

I am considering the following for next year:

  • VMware View
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • And possibly Cisco UCS (ain’t that a cool product!)

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