About Me

I'm an IT veteran and consultant with over 20+ years experience. I specialize in working with Virtualization, Data Centers Migrations and IT Management. I am a successful consultant and work with some of the largest financial institutions to create solutions with Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and some other vendors. I've also work with small business and some Fortune 1000 companies. Recently, I've been doing a lot with CISCO UCS, and IBM to create large scale architectures of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware View, SRM and Lab Manager/vCloud deployments. I know that's a mouthful, and that hasn't been all at the same time. I also work with Hyper-V this will grow and become more and more.

Right now I'm working with Citrix, XenApp/Desktop, vCloud Director and SRM. I have my certifications on VMware and am working towards my VCDX in addition I'm working for my Citrix certifications. I'm going to talk about those journey as I take them, so stay tuned for what I'm calling the "Road to VCDX."

I love learning new technologies and enjoy a good challenge. That is one of the reasons I've started this website, to share my experiences with these technologies and help some of you along the way.

The specialties I'm going to try and cover are:
* Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop and VMware View).
* VMware vSphere (5 and 4.x) and some ESX "classic" issues.
* Desktops in an HA/DR environment.
* Tips & Traps of some of these technologies and few other things.
* Reminders of how to do things in Linux, Redhat (RHEL) & SuSE.
* And if I can get the vendors to cooperate, I'll review some of the technologies and share my findings. Okay, Vendors, that's a hint!

Thanks,
John Bredehoeft