Well, here we are. Welcome to mannimal.blog!! 

This space will serve as a place to publish some best practices around solution design for cloud providers looking to build modern platforms based on VMware technology. 

But before we get into that, I wanted to give a little background on myself. My name is Joe Mann and I am a Staff Cloud Solutions Architect at VMware. I cover the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) with a focus on cloud native technologies. I spent the last 7 years of my career as a Solutions Architect at Red Hat covering the Red Hat Cloud and Service Provider Program. As you can tell, my focus in this space has been helping cloud and service providers build modern infrastructure to support their customers’ ever-evolving needs. 

Stay tuned for some upcoming posts that will focus on vCloud Director install and config as well as a look at the 2.0 Beta release of the Container Service Extension. Thanks for stopping by!!