If you’re a regular visitor to the SQL Sentry blog, you may realize that I am a newcomer. A newcomer to our blog, but not a newcomer to the company. Before I dive too deep into the subject matter which I will focus on in the future, I thought it might make sense to provide a little background about who I am and how I got here. I have been in the IT industry for nearly 30 years, during which time I have performed a variety of functions including network administration, training, support, project management and software development.
I began my career in Wisconsin at a large regional bank, then moved to North Carolina to work for Duke Power, and after that spent 15 years running small consulting companies doing mainly software design and development. Greg Gonzalez and I worked for a Charlotte consulting company together in the late 90's. We kept in touch over the years, and in 2012 he asked me to work on a project for SQL Sentry which has evolved into our current cloud service offering, cloud.sentryone.com. In February of 2013 I became a full time employee of the company as the Manager of Software Development. SQL Sentry is a fast growing company, and as is the case in companies such as ours, roles continue to evolve and expand. After 2 years of managing the development team, I was given the opportunity to become our Cloud Services Product Manager. Moving into this role means I get to utilize the analysis and design skills I have developed over the last 25 years and become much more involved in the direction we take our products.
Our cloud service is currently available at no charge to any user of SQL Sentry, and we will continue to add new and exciting features. We will also continue to add new products and services, which will provide our users with even more capabilities. My focus as Cloud Services Product Manager will be to adapt our technologies and expertise to provide functionality through the use of not only our own cloud site and client products, but through the use of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud-based services.
In future posts, I will dive deeper into some of our cloud features and provide previews of coming attractions as well as share my experiences with cloud services that are available to everyone, such as AWS and Azure.
We are excited to be focusing even more energy on cloud offerings, and I am always happy to hear your suggestions, questions and comments about what we can do to help you. I’m always learning, and would love to hear what you’ve learned as well, so feel free to drop me a line.
In the meantime, I’ll keep my head in the clouds and hope that I can help you do the same!