A quick introduction to me:
I’m Jeramiah Dooley, and I’ve worked in IT for almost 20 years including the verdor, service provider, telecommunications, legal, medical and sales industries. I’ve processed paging company acquisitions, built multi-state video and audioconferencing systems, designed document management platforms and built the infrastructure for cardiac-specific hospitals. I helped build a Managed Services practice inside an existing data center provider, focusing on the infrastructure, product design and business management side of things. I’ve been a subject matter expert on service provider business practices and revenue generation techniques, trusted multi-tenancy, VMware vCloud Technologies and Cisco Unified Communications.
My passion is to position technology in general, and virtualization in particular, as a way to solve customer problems and generate revenue. I’ve been working with VMware products in multi-tenant, public-facing, revenue generating environments for years, and I’m always looking to learn something new.
When I’m not buried in something geeky, I’m home with my wife and two small kids trying to see how much trouble we can get into.
Technologist, Start-up Advisor, Seeker of Solutions, Cloud Architect at SolidFire, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina Area | Information Technology and Services
I have worked in almost every technical capacity, from network engineering, to systems design, to pre-sales engineering to product management to service delivery to product development, and I have loved all of it.
I have worked for large, global companies, and have the frequent flyer miles to show for it. I have worked for small, local companies and have the relationships to show for it. I have worked for crazy start-ups and have the scars to show for it. Each have had their own challenges and charms, but the people I've gotten the opportunity to work with have always been the best part.
I hate being bored, and I hate predictability. I love meeting new people, simplifying difficult concepts, looking around corners and seeing that moment when everything falls into place.
I believe the best hardware is boring, the best software is being continually made better and the best projects are those that combine a great idea with incredible people.
I don't sleep. I never stop learning. I'm not afraid of hard work. I'm always interested in what's next.
Cloud Architect (2014 - Present)
Making storage sexy...or at least easier to consume. Solutions builder, reference architecture wizard, converged dragon rider, VMware fan for life.
Host and Contributor (2014 - Present)
I work with the vBrownBag crew to put on a weekly podcast focused on VMware virtualization technology. Our primary goal is to deliver quality education that can aid IT professionals in preparing themselves for VMware certifications.
I mainly spend time in planning events or hosting but have been known to contribute on occasion.
Presenter (2010 - Present)
Support of, presenter at and champion for the VMware User Group community
Office of the CTO (2012 - 2013)
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company
Field-facing evangelism, forward-looking technology discussions, deep parent company integration, off-roadmap futures development
Principal Service Provider vArchitect (2010 - 2012)
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company
Working directly with service provider and systems integrator partners to help drive revenue streams, build profitable solutions and communicate the value of converged infrastructure.
Director of Managed Services (2008 - 2010)
Responsible for product management, technical direction and service delivery for all managed services in all Peak 10 markets.
Director of Operations and Engineering, Charlotte (2007 - 2008)
Responsible for the operation, maintenance and construction of multiple commercial-grade data center facilities in the south Charlotte campus. Also responsible for support and ongoing service for existing customers.
Sr. Solutions Engineer (2004 - 2006)
Responsible for designing solutions for customer in a pre-sales role.
Sr. Network Engineer (2000 - 2004)
Built out all LAN and WAN connectivity including network security and voice services for an enterprise that consisted of 13 hospitals across the country.
Skills & Expertise
Virtualization, Managed Services, OpenStack, Data Center, VMware, Storage, Cloud Computing, Storage Area Networks, Networking, Product Development, Product Management, SAN, NAS, Disaster Recovery, Service Providers, VMware Infrastructure, VMware ESX, WAN, VDI, Awesomeness
Mary Washington College (1993 - 1996)
Studied English and Computer Science, Residence Life RA 1995/1996
Jeramiah's talent is distilling complex information into something accessible and applicable by non-technical individuals and organizations. His work with Peak 10 has been a tremendous asset to me and my career.