Confession. I’ve had this happen to me.
Mmmmm coffee and VDI... https://t.co/qBTxRWqgmI— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) October 14, 2015
This post is as much about the past 72 hours as it is about the past 72 months. It is important to keep that timeline in mind.
There are always going to be 20/20 hindsight moments and sometimes there is an epiphany. This post will be lighter on details as has come to be the case with my blog in recent years.
I have some thoughts I share and some thoughts I keep to myself. Blogging is ultimately an ability to have a personal publishing platform. Blogging need not be an exhaustive attempt to somehow upload the entirety of a conscisouness. Blogging can simply be a flat text file containing markdown that is organized to convey a concept, idea, direction, opinion set or merely to mark a moment.
This post is the latter. This post is meant to mark a moment and opinion – mine.
And my 5th installment with the usual amount of [REDACTED] and light details is a git commit away...— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) October 12, 2015
This entry marks off another year at VCE.
The Part Where I Talk About Me
This post is memorable for me on a few key metrics.
First, I’ve gone global again! In my newest new role I’ve been fortunate to work with an ever expanding team. I get to constantly iterate in a variety of focus areas within and across Federation and Federation partners.
Second, I’ve traveled approximately 1 million miles all over the globe according to my trip tracker! It’s not a great story in terms of carbon credits perhaps but I get a lot done and make the most out of each trip. Thank you Las Vegas.
Third, I’ve completed hundreds if not around a thousand customer meetings! Being close to customers is incredibly rewarding and I am grateful and thankful for that constant exposure.
BTW… using GitHub Pages to host this blog has been interesting but hasn’t actually increased my publishing frequency. Long live flat file rendering.
My new "About Me" intro slide pic.twitter.com/WIaLbbkVea— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) August 14, 2015
The Part Where I Talk About VCE Since My Last Update
Luckily, I haven’t stopped tweeting since my last update on all things VCE. So, in the spirit of using what I’ve already tweeted / retweeed / favorited on Twitter, I present a timeline since my 4th year at VCE to present.
$18B is a decent number. Lots of room for lots of innovation. pic.twitter.com/dBWoPfeqCD— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) June 1, 2015
The Part Where I Talk About The Recent News
Again, I think it is important to consider not just the past 72 hours, but the past 72 months. So, in that spirit, I’m going to simply post a few select tweets. (Edit: 41 in total for this post in case you are playing along at home)
Two great sales leaders promoting the importance of partnering between Cisco/VCE to bring value to our customers. https://t.co/3eL9m7AKKf— Chris Panzeca (@chrispanzeca) October 14, 2015
The Part Where I Talk About The Industry
Recently, 451 Group found that 40% of senior IT professionals are planning on moving moreso towards converged infrastructure. Additionally, VCE is seen as a leader in converged infrastructure so it would seem that the industry is still moving in the direction that pulled me to VCE in the first place.
Others would do well to take heed.
Speaking of which… here’s a great example of a 72 months view and perspective:
After you cut through the hype and hyperbole, it comes down to repeated systematic execution at significant scale. pic.twitter.com/YXzrUlH3Ff— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) July 25, 2015
I’ll only be directing those reading this update to the official tweets and links from the company listed above. As always, everything else is just my opinion and my opinion alone and this post is meant to mark a moment.
HI JAY. HOW IS YOUR WEEK GOING? pic.twitter.com/Ufv8LW7dWG— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) February 5, 2015
Awesome whiteboard session yesterday. Here's what I can share: pic.twitter.com/aztIVWcyvD— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) February 8, 2015
Another great whiteboard session excerpt that I can share pic.twitter.com/aYD9vdbU9r— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) February 14, 2015
This is how I sign my NDA's lately pic.twitter.com/WC5i6eATba— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) August 10, 2015
Oh. If you only knew.— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) August 22, 2015
MEGA MEGA SUBTWEET MEGA MEGA SUBTWEET— Jay Cuthrell (@JayCuthrell) August 26, 2015
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