My name is Justin Paul, I plan to use this space for my thoughts and a place to share ideas of what I know and have learned.
I am an avid Ford Mustang fan, I have a 1965 Coupe, 1996 Mustang GT, and 1996 Mustang Cobra convertible. In a previous life (ie. before becoming a parent) I also love to make home brew beer, especially IPA’s and stouts.
I grew up in New Bremen Ohio on a dairy farm, so I’m no stranger to hard work and long hours. I still try to help as much as possible, but with my schedule getting more and more complex it’s getting harder. Computers did not even become part of my life until I was probably 10-12. Now both family farms and an uncles house have benefited from my tinkering as they are all networked via wireless with Ubiquiti network gear, and share a single internet connection.
Many thanks go to my wife Kimberly as she has to put up with me daily, some days I think she wishes I didn’t know what a computer was. 🙂
Why I Blog: http://jpaul.me/?p=759
Justin Paul is a Technical Alliances Architect for Zerto. He has also been voted one of the top virtualization related blogger (at vsphere-land.com), as well as a recipient of several vendor recognition awards including VMware’s vExpert program (2011-2015) and the EMC Elect program (2013, 14).
Besides blogging, his articles have also been published in the Dayton Technology First IT journal, the official Zerto blog, and in print on various Zerto papers. He also holds many certifications, some of which include VMware VCAP-DCD5, VCAP-DCA5, VCP5-DV, Cisco CCNP Datacenter, and EMCIE for VNX and Recoverpoint.
Justin attended the University of Dayton and majored in Computer Information Systems. He has also attended several technology-specific training classes.
At his first job he was repeatedly pulled aside for thinking outside of the box and using solutions other than what was “in the book”. He still strives to break the “norm” and use innovative solutions and technologies for creative problem-solving.
Any views or opinions expressed here are strictly my own. I am solely responsible for all content published here. This is a personal blog, not my employer’s blog. Content published here is not read, reviewed, or approved in advance by my employer and does not necessarily represent or reflect the views or opinions of my employer or any of its divisions, subsidiaries, or business partners. Therefore it is also not the intellectual property of anyone other than myself. Moreover, this blog is a timeline of my thoughts and opinions, both of which will change over time. Therefore out of date posts should be treated as such, and may no longer reflect my current views or opinions.
Product Reviews: As with any and all product reviews on my site they are unpaid reviews. I am not compensated in any way for doing them. However, in some cases I do receive hardware or software so that I can conduct the review, but the product is returned to the vendor upon request after completing the review.
If you would like to contact me please email me at justin at jpaul dot me or use twitter or another social networking platform.
Current Certifications: “The Cert Collage”
EMC Implementation Engineer: VNX Specialist and Recoverpoint Certified
EMC Technology Architect: VNX Specialist
Certifications I’m pursuing or will be pursuing:
Blogging Since May 1st, 2010