So I wrote earlier on that I pursued a new job remember? Well, actually I didn’t leave the company that I’m working for – Avnet Technology Solutions to be complete – but I did switched jobs within the company.
When I joined Avnet back in November 2011, I was engaged as Presales Consultant for Hitachi Data Systems. After two and a half years, I felt the need to take up a new challenge and Lady Fortuna must like me a lot because Avnet was appointed as new distributor for EMC². Some of you might remember that I was already submersed in the EMC² brand before I joined Avnet, so for me it was the obvious choice to return to my first storage love :).
Do note that the above took place around the end of March (which accidentally collides with the period things went silent over here… look for the overlap ;)), which means I’m well into my second quarter with EMC² at Avnet.
The first quarter was an exciting and fun roller coaster ride since the team was still in start-up phase and I was the first dedicated team member. This meant that I was wearing different caps, pushing lots of work hours, but at the same time deep diving into a lot of aspects of the channel business that were unknown to me before. Of course I had backing of general sales teams, trained back office teams and an enthusiastic vendor team to get the train on the rails / thanks folks – you know who you are!
Today our dedicated team counts three members and we are catching a lot of momentum, pushing our boundaries every single day, going the extra mile and sometimes even further. Work hard, play hard would be a good way to summarize the team that’s oozing ambition, motivation and has a high “Getting Things Done” mentality.
So there you have it. Unexpected has returned to his roots and of course, I’ll be sharing my adventures through my known social media hubs. Things you can expect me to blog about on a rather short timeframe are:

  • XtremIO – the king of flash!
  • ScaleIO – elastic converged storage.
  • VNXe3200 – the all new entry-level unified storage solution that will disrupt the market!
  • VSPEX – proven infrastructure and how this can add value to a proposition selling solutions, not products.

Stay tuned for more madness!
PS: yes this post was written in English. That’s because I’m also participating in an EMC² program in which I’m stimulated to share all my experiences with my audience. Since I can reach more people in English, I will write all my EMC related blogs in Shakespeare’s language ;).