Who is this Theron?
Sad to say, I’ve got an almost unhealthy interest in the rapidly changing technologies around virtualization. I helped start the first non vendor specific virtualization users group in the universe, and am a notorious and active member of the Iowa VMUG.
I’m currently a new member of the Open Source and Standards Team at Red Hat working primarily on upstream “cloud”, virtualization, and storage projects.
In the past I’ve worked to design, redesign and implement multiple virtulization and cloud infrastructures in a handful of companies and not companies, supporting external and internal based workloads in both public facing and private configurations.
I’ve designed and implimented Disaster Recovery and Disaster Avoidance solutions around a host of virtualization technologies to minimize downtime of critical business systems and applications. All the while ensuring I take into account the needs of the enterprise, as well as those of the individual developer.
I’ve managed, planned, tested and implemented multiple successful migrations within a mix of VMware ESX 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 environments, while seamlessly changing storage and network platforms in the background. I’ve designed and implemented multiple “single-sign-on” environments utilizing Active Directory to manage disparate user accounts on windows, Redhat linux, and Solaris systems.
I’ve successfully designed and deployed a Remote Desktop Solutions designed to allow access to secure systems remotely, from points around the globe, using a blend of custom Citrix Presentation Servers, vmware view, and a VMware ESX backends.
I’m a strong Free software advocate, and have been designing, developing, deploying, teaching, and administering *nix server systems for over 10 years. I’m an active member of my local LUG, the Iowa HomeBrewers Union, and just a huge fan of fermentation in general.
In all of my spare time I’m the sole proprietor of a small OpenStack based hosting company focused on providing cheap, fast, safe, and private VMs for developers local to the Des Moines metro, and a few odd individuals who have stumbled across this project from around the world. Formerly Xenkibbutz.com, it can now be found at rwx3.com.
I’d really rather prefer to talk about hop utilization over vmotion, but will field questions about both.
About the Site
Conrey.org was started as a way for me to share information, photos, and stories with my friends and family while I was in overseas. It was a geocities site then and I had just begun dabbling with Linux and Free software. Today the site is proudly hosted on rwx3.com using wordpress, and a theme made freely available by Press75.com.
A lot has changed since this site first came online, yet the intent for this site remains the same. Thanks for stopping by.