I've recently decided to change jobs, a choice that was bitter-sweet for me.
Sweet (very sweet) becuase I'm heading out to a great group of technical folks in the heart of downtown Boulder working on a leading edge product.
Bitter because I'd had high hopes for the compnay I'm now leaving, nVoq.
What I was most proud of from my time at nVoq is proving that alternative infrastructure platforms (AWS in particular) are viable. We built automation and process into environment creation to provide more consistency between Dev, QA and Production environments. We build intrafructure as code and tied it together with tools like puppet and nagios and splunk to address managability and compliance. We created environments that could dynamically scale. And we brought that all from R&D to Production in less than a year. Not bad.
nVoq is a great group of people and they have a fanstic offering. What's maybe not happening as much as I had hoped is the team dynamic and excitement of a startup company. I think a company that wants to grow has to accept that it cannot do so when there are barriers to collaboration and communication.
I'm wishing everyone at nVoq the very best as I go, there wasn't one bad spirit in the lot of this group and I know there's still a lot in the tank for many. I'm wishing every one of you all the best.
And back to the sweet ...
I am very excited to be on my way to work as a "Gorilla" at SolidFire. I cant wait to sink my teeth into the industy leading storage solutions they are building and continue the cause of automation and cloud computing. The future is looking exciting and new and it's going to just be one heck of a lot of fun. :)