I’m close to working at VMware as an NSBU Pre-Sales Systems Engineer for 3 years now. Focusing fully on NSX (and all its family members) has always been a dream come true. I believe the way VMware executes on software-defined networking (SD-everything, really) is the future and good things are happening because of it.
I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I’m pretty much in love with Network Insight. Ever since I found it in 2014 (when it was still called Arkin) and I got it into the cloud proposition that I managed, it significantly changed my workload for the better; simplifying operations and troubleshooting. Being forever grateful for that, I kept following Arkin.
So you can imagine how happy I was when VMware acquired Arkin in 2016 and I could continue focusing on what would be rebranded to vRealize Network Insight (vRNI). 🙂
After spending a lot of time with the team, becoming a NEMEA SME on vRNI, talking to customers about operationalizing network virtualization and walking the path to micro-segmentation, my belief strengthened that it should be an integral part of any virtualized environment to make the lives of operators easier.
Long story short;
Starting February, I’m going to focus solely on Network Insight and joining the Technical Marketing team, working together with the awesome Matt Just. In this role, I’ll be able to work together with the product team and help translate features into stories and help customers to use vRNI to its full potential. I am beyond excited about this change and you can expect to see some awesome things in 2019. 🙂
I’d like to give a shoutout to Geordy Korte, Siegfried Huijgen, Niek Peters and Jorgen Rosink (and of course the extended team!) for working with me for the last 2,5 years and having so much fun along the way. This move is definitely bittersweet, as I’m going to miss working daily with them. 🙂