Thursday, January 27, 2011


Tomorrow I will make my last sales call for Compellent.  It's been a great, albeit short, ride with an up and coming storage company and I appreciate every thing about the past 13 months.  There are so many great people at Compellent who I will miss and I wish them the very best in whatever the future holds - this year will be very exciting at Compellent.  Good speed to the entire team and thanks for the memories.

I will continue this blog (with hopefully more frequency - but we'll see).  Although most postings were related to Compellent's products and value I don't have any regrets about anything I've posted and still stand behind each and every post.  My new role will afford me the opportunity to champion not only Compellent but also other storage technologies - particularly as they relate to virtualization and cloud infrastructure.

Beginning next week I will join VMware as a Systems Engineer - doing pretty much the same thing I was doing with Compellent but with a much broader canvas, more brushes and a large palette of colors.

Stay tuned!

As always, my opinions are my own and not those of my employer.


  1. A small piece of my Compellent fanboy just died. But I am very eager to view your new masterpiece paintings on cloud. Congratulations on your new gig. You will rock!

  2. Sean, thanks for the well wishes!

  3. John, Congratulations on the new role with VMware! I hate to see you go but it sounds like one opportunity you can't say no to, and those are the best kinds. You've been a big part of the Compellent nation online. I appreciate everything you've done for our storage community, from being the first co-host of #SANChat to explaining storage concepts in ways that are easily digestible on this blog and on Around the Block. I hope you'll continue the conversation here and elsewhere. And of course, let's have a cigar together at VMworld!

  4. Congratalations!
    John, I wish you all the the best for your new job in VMware.