Welcome to yet another Microsoftee Blog! My name is Jeff Alexander and I've been with Microsoft Australia now for 17 years. Yes I know its a long time but hey you have to do something with your spare time. My current role right now is Regional Data Centre Manager inside the Microsoft IT department. I have alot of experience with how Microsoft deploy's it's own technology and have been at the coldface for about 3 years now. I've been involved with our very early deployments of Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003; Windows Sharepoint Services and Systems Management Server 2003.
I've seen the datacentre in Sydney grow steadily when I first started in the role; however as all companies are doing Microsoft decided that they had too many datacentres worldwide and emabarked on an extensive server consolidation project. The goal is to get down to 3 datacentres worldwide. This is a very aggresive target but using the Windows Server platform it has allowed us to in fact do more with a lot less. Sorry! Didn't mean to throw in a marketing term there.
On October 18th I will be moving again to a new team! My new role wil be as an IT Pro Evangelist and I have to say this is the most excited I've been in my career because I get to work with external customers again.
Bye for Now!