I’ve been a technology enthusiast since the beginning and always knew I wanted to work with technology growing up. I began my professional career in 2006 by obtaining an MSCE in Windows Server 2003 which was current at the time. I spent some scary years working with Best Buy for Business deploying SBS 2003 for the most part.
In 2008 I was able to get my foot in the door at a Portland Oregon based managed services provider. I spent 5 years deploying servers, certifying, and designing solutions in the SMB space. Through my time there I was exposed to a number of environments and varied industries. (Law, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, etc…) I completed numerous migrations across a number of different software and hardware configurations. I had been promoted quickly through the ranks as one of their senior consultants responsible for more and more complex projects ranging from Exchange, Hyper-V/VMware, XenApp, multi-site Active Directory, datacenter migration, High availability UTM, etc…
I chose to leave the consulting role in 2014 and came on board with my current employer as an IT Systems Engineer. It’s been an exciting role, we’ve grown from 300 employees in 2014 to almost 800 in 2021 and growing.
I began this blog as an attempt to connect with other admins out there and to begin cataloging technical processes with my peers. I appreciate your input. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to e-mail or connect with me on twitter, @atyler555