Welcome to Abstract[ed] Reality â an educational, information technology blog focusing on cloud, virtualization, automation, mobility, user experience, devops, and generally things “as a Service”.
My name is Paul Stephenson. Thank you for taking a minute to read a bit about Abstract[ed] Reality and a bit about me.
Iâm the founder of Devonix and a passionate technologist who loves learning, applying, and sharing experiences in technology with the world.
So, why am I here starting to talk out loud?
Dad brought home an IBM personal computer at the dawn of computing. I think it was the early 80s. ð I was fascinated by everything this box of metal represented. From the moment it arrived anything seemed possible. Â That excitement has only grown with time, and the possibilities are much larger than ever before.
Iâve been working with computers since middle school, and moved deeper into IT starting ~1996. Â It started out building computers then a move into systems administration focused on both web and more traditional client/server IT systems. Since then itâs been leading development teams focused on custom web application development, implementing global server load balanced web applications, and migrating companiesâ web and IT systems between various hosting and IaaS offerings including vCloud Air, Rackspace, Hosting.com, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and on-premise private infrastructure. Â Today, my focus is on educating and evangelizing the benefits of virtualization and cloud based technologies.
Iâve learned from amazing people, but Iâve rarely shared as I should haveâ¦
One more bit about me.Â Learning and sharing has always been a passion. Â I believe education is the key to unlock the power of the human race, and we are only educated when people teach or share openly âÂ thus this blog.
The blog name Abstract[ed] Reality refers to a slight play on whether anything is real. Â Much of the work I’m involved with leverages server, network, and storage virtualization which is an … abstraction. ð The [ed] highlights the focus on education.
As I write this I am a Cloud Evangelist & Staff Systems Engineer with VMware in the vCloud Air (vCA) and vCloud Government Service (vCGS) groups.
Please share your thoughts and experiences here and everywhere.
Iâm also on Twitter 873-655-2302
Have a great day!
NOTE: All thoughts, ideas, and expressions are my own and are not representative of my employer.