Farewell, IBM. Hello, Runecast!

After 9 years in IBM, the time has come for me to move on to a new adventure. I am joining the new and promising tech startup – Runecast.

IBM is where I grew up professionally, as well as personally, and part of me will always be an IBMer. It gave me a limitless platform where I could play, learn and challenge myself to reach new levels of development. It is there that I got to be an admin, a team lead, an engineer, a mentor and a mentee, an architect, a book author and a blogger, a teacher and mainly a student of this university called IBM. I had the chance to work on some amazing projects – ranging from large scale transition and transformations to developing global cloud offerings and virtualization best practices and writing IBM Redbooks. I got the opportunity to experience various parts of the world and work with clients from different fields of business. I was lucky to meet and cooperate with so many great people from IBM and its partners.

IBM is where I fell in love with virtualization, which gave a firm direction to my career. The experience in this company helped me achieve VCDX and VCI and work with some of the greatest people in the field from IBM, VMware, NetApp and Cisco.

IBM is where we built the VMware CoE and gathered all these incredible guys, now part of TheVirtualist.

I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunities this company has given me. And I think this is important to mention, because IBM is not getting much credit lately.

Obviously, I needed a really strong reason to change. The idea of a tech startup has always been appealing to me and I am guessing it is for most of you. I have just been waiting for the right idea, the right people and the right amount of experience. And all has come together on this day, as I join the team of Runecast.

The idea behind Runecast is pretty cool. We all know and use the VMware Knowledge Base. We use it when we troubleshoot – for discovering known issues and their resolutions, as well as searching for best practices. It is a vast amount of up to date information that we poke in and pretty much use reactively. What if we could take all these knowledge base articles and automatically analyze the specific vSphere configuration to identify potential issues? That’s exactly what Runecast does.

For a successful startup, the team behind it might be even more important than the idea. And I couldn’t be happier to join these talented guys who I know so well. We happen to share the same former employer (yep, you guessed it). And I wouldn’t make such an important step for me, unless I was sure of their exceptional skills. Check out more information about the solution and the team at Runecast.Biz.

I do hope my experience will help in developing this smart solution further.

Along with my commitment to Runecast, I will continue teaching VMware classes and be involved in The Virtualist and overall in the community.

Again, let me express my gratitude and appreciation for what the Big Blue has given me and people it connected me to. I am excited about this next step!

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Stan is a co-founder of Runecast, where he works on developing a new smart management solution for VMware environments. He spent long years in IBM, where he was a technical lead of the VMware CoE. Stan has experience with large scale transformation projects, including datacenter moves, cross country migrations and massive server virtualization and consolidation for enterprise customers. Stan worked on development of global cloud offerings and reference architectures. He is IBM Redbooks author, virtualization architect and a VMware Certified Instructor delivering authorized VMware classes. Stan holds the highest VMware certification - VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #74).

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Stan is a co-founder of Runecast, where he works on developing a new smart management solution for VMware environments. He spent long years in IBM, where he was a technical lead of the VMware CoE. Stan has experience with large scale transformation projects, including datacenter moves, cross country migrations and massive server virtualization and consolidation for enterprise customers. Stan worked on development of global cloud offerings and reference architectures. He is IBM Redbooks author, virtualization architect and a VMware Certified Instructor delivering authorized VMware classes. Stan holds the highest VMware certification - VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #74).
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12 Comments

  1. Welcome to the team Stan! You leaving your really high profiled job in IBM and joining Runecast with Constantin and myself, gives us much more confidence that we are on the right track, developing a value adding product and a successful company.

  2. Stan, it was my pleasure to work with you at IBM. But this is the evolution and I can imagine the thrill going this entrepreneurial way. Good luck to you and other guys in your journey!

  3. Gents, wish you good luck and many energizing moments to keep you going forward. I still remember and I will, the first interviews with you to Constantin, Aylin to get you on board :-). Cheers

  4. Stan, wish you exciting new journey….full of adventures, spectacular discoveries, meeting great buddies and foremost making your dream come true! 🙂

  5. Stan, there is no need to wish you luck or anything else as I’m sure you’ll be doing great. I just wish you to be as much happy as I’m in new job and to have the same confidence about the decision leaving IBM.

  6. Good Luck Stan and all tour team.
    I’ll look forward to see Runecast growing in the market, since your idea is great!
    It was a pleasure working (and writing Redbooks) with you.
    Good luck for all of you!
    Take care Dude!

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