With my recent move to into a software development team I find myself paying more attention to software engineering techniques and tactics, one of them being source control. In the past I’ve had a very manual…archaic…system for maintaining indexes.
I began dabbling in virtualization somewhere around 2007. I used VMware sever for creating some virtual labs but nothing too serious. At that time it was a cool technology and I was happy to have a small group of linux servers running on one single physical server.
Later in 2008 I got a taste of virtualizing windows servers in a production environment using VMware and vSphere. This was where I fell in love with the technology. The speed at which I could provision servers was amazing, and having that well designed console that is vSphere…just beautiful, it truly made me feel like a superhero, but it wasn’t until late 2012 that I finally got to try my hand at constructing a fully virtualized infrastructure.