Current employer: Mightycare Solutions GmbH in Germany as Founder and General Director
How did you get into IT in the first place, how did you get into working with VMware and becoming a 2011 vExpert?
I have started with Computers as my hobby when i was fourteen. (Commodore 64 users can still remember).
After years in my job and repairing business PC (8086 and above) i have contact with Novell Networks like Netware 2.11 (linking a Netware OS with Floppydisks was funny). I change to a Novell Distributor in Germany and complete my knowledge in Novell, Micosoft and Cisco Networks and OS. After years of learning and training a step in the next level and change my job to a Consulting Company. In the Year 2002 i have my first contact to VMware ESX Server 1.5 and a Vision is borned in my mind.
So i establish the company Mightycare Solutions and sell the first ESX-Servers 2.0 in a production environment with vMotion (that was magic for the Customer)… From this day, a VMware Evangelist was born in Germany. From 2003 to now, i sell many many Enterprise Solutions by my Customer with VMware Solutions. In that Time i program some little free VMware Administration Tools like MCS esxPatcher, MCS SnapshotView or MCS ThinView. I receive the vExpert award 2009, 2010, 2011 and this Year 2012.
What would you tell someone who wanted to get a job like yours to do?
When your hobby is IT, your Job can be a curse and blessing.
But anyway, if you have a tolerant Wife and you take time for your childreen, it is a fantastic job.
What must someone know about this Job?
You must learning every day, take and solve technical problems at home and night.
“Think Big” in Solutions. Have a Vision in the environment of the Customer.
Resolve Problems and share your knowledge. You can do it over writing Tools, Article in Magazines or writing in blogs.
My Tip: Do Goods and Talk about it