LOGO1Starting next Monday, Sept. 29th, I will start a new chapter of my professional life: I will be joining VMware as a PSO Consultant in the Rome office.

I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity: for many reasons VMware has always been a dream destination for me. Now this is finally happening and I am sure there is going to be a lot of hard work ahead, long hours, head down on books and manuals – especially during the first weeks – to be able to quickly grasp the wealth of incredible technologies I will help to implement for our customers.

But this is also what will make this new adventure the most important one so far for me: since I started my journey with virtualization, this is where I always wanted to be.

I hope that also this blog will benefit from the experience that I will be gaining in the next few months: expect more and more technical content on these pages.

Before I turn this page, let me say a heartfelt thank you to my past employer, CTERA Networks. It was a great ride with very special people and I wish the company all the best. I am definitely a better professional thanks to what I have learned from them.

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It’s been one year since my last post on this blog and here I am again, with a little update.

A lot has happened during the last year both in my personal and professional life, and this somehow explains why this blog has been neglected…

To recap quicky… I left the United Nations after seven years, I was supposed to move to London to work for a major Cloud Service Provider but… it did not happen. Don’t ask…  :-/

I ended up in Rome instead and I have been working as a consultant in the private sector. At the moment I am focusing on personal and professional development and preparing myself for the next career move. Which I do really hope will come soon.

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I have an Ubuntu 10.10 “home server” at home which I use as my home network file server, torrent box and for backup/sync with various laptops. Besides the 500 GB disk that contains the OS, I have 4x 1TB disks configured as a RAID 5 Volume with mdadm, where all my digital life is stored.Having a quad core Xeon beast with 16 GB of RAM to run this, seemed to me like an overkill and I was playing with the idea of installing Windows 7 instead of Ubuntu so that I could also push the GPU performance to its max and do some serious gaming on this machine while serving files and torrenting.

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