Start My Own Consulting and Training Business
As some of you may have known, I just left VCE last Friday. It’s really a tough decision as I enjoyed very much working with my colleagues there during the last two years, and the company continues to grow rapidly. Building my own business is something I had always dreamed about. I am glad I finally took it into action.
Moving forward, I will initially focus on training and consulting on VMware API integration and infrastructure orchestration/automation, not to mention more coding and development. The following are bit more details on what my company would offer. Should you need any help or have questions, please feel free to leave a message or email me: steve at doublecloud dot org.
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VMware APIs Training and Support
Since its debut 5 years ago, the open source vijava API has emerged as the de facto Java API for vSphere management with 35,000+ downloads and numerous products built on top of it. At the same time, I got many emails and requests for helps on the API. I think it’s now a good time to offer companies a choice with trainings and commercial supports.
The open source vijava API will continue to be open-sourced as before. With more of my time on it, it would get even better in the future, for example, day one availability with VMware vSphere releases.
The consulting and training service will not be limited to vSphere APIs but also other management APIs and SDKs too. When in doubt, drop me an email.
Infrastructure Automation/Orchestration Training and Consulting
When the scale of infrastructure increases, the demand for automation increases too. As VMware CEO Pat pointed out in the three imperatives at his VMworld keynote last week, “management tools give way to automation.” I couldn’t agree with him more on this.
With that in mind, I will offer trainings on VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) soon because I believe the adoption of the product has picked up significantly after the latest version. I may also provide training on vCenter Automation Center (vCAC) afterwards. You can tell us if that is something you need urgently.
Other Software Development
Apart from doing consulting and training, I will write more software for fun, and maybe grow more business out of it. Should you need something in your work or have good product ideas to share, please feel free to contact me.
Last, but not the least, if you are interested in joining me in the business like training or consulting, please feel free to contact me too.