Hey Google!

GoogleCloudI am delighted to announce the next chapter in my career. Today is my first day working for Google! Google Cloud to be specific. The Google Cloud VMware Engine, Center of Excellence to be even more specific!

For me, this a very exciting point in my career. Since the very very days of my IT career, I’ve always been an admirer of Google and all of the services they offer. I was an early Gmail Beta user, back in the day when someone had to invite you to use it. I’ve been an Android user since I brought my HTC Hero back in 2009. I’m all in on Google Home, GoogleTV, YouTubeTV, the list goes on.

Here are a couple of photos of me, the first taken back in 2013 on probably one of my first trips to the US. I just had to visit the Google campus! Who knew that 8 years later, I’d end up working for Google.

The second photo was taken just after I accepted my role at Google a few weeks ago. (I’m not sure why its arms are now missing)

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Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE)

So what will I be doing? I’ll be working in various ways with the Google Cloud VMware Engine service. Assisting Google customers, creating solution/reference architectures, whitepapers, enablement content, speaking at conferences, etc.  If you’ve not heard of GCVE before now, you soon will! I can promise you that.

Taken from the Google Cloud VMware Engine official website, this sentence sums GCVE up nicely.

Migrate and run your VMware workloads natively on Google Cloud.

So I’ll still be working closely with VMware technologies as I have done for the past 15 years. However, in addition, I will be helping our Google Cloud customers on their journey to integrate their existing legacy VMware workloads with the plethora of cloud services offered on the Google Cloud Platform.

It’s an exciting time to be working in the public cloud and to be working for a company that is continuously innovating and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. I cannot wait to get stuck in.