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VLCM IT Industry News

Meet Kurtis Pickett: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Networking is important in an engineer's life, not just their job, but networking with other professionals to stay connected with others in the industry. Meet Kurtis Pickett, a VLCM Solution Architect with 12 years of experience under his belt. He stay connected with his professor from college courses, and that professor eventually landed him a position here, at VLCM. Kurtis now supports VLCM customers who use our Managed Services to maintain their network including small and medium-sized businesses. 

In his role, Kurtis assesses and plans the proper implementation of varying IT solutions for VLCM customers. He has expertise in just about every field of IT. From routing and switches to security and wireless, Kurtis can do it all and do it well. Previous to his time with VLCM, Kurtis was the network engineer of control systems and automation for Kennecott Copper Mine, where he implemented a fully-new redundant design to support the organization. Read on to learn more of his skills and how he delivers for our customers.

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Meet Darren Buttars: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 12, 2015 6:00:00 PM

VLCM engineers are called Solution Architects because they go above and beyond what engineers are trained to do. Not only do they support our customers and educate local IT professionals, they also act as entire IT departments to implement and deploy solutions that are right for your business. One solution architect in particular wears multiple hats as engineer and network consultant. Meet Darren Buttars, another network and wireless specialist who fixes problems, configures networks, and consults customers in need of professional services to choose VLCM to act as their IT staff. 

Darren has been a VLCM Solution Architect for three years. In his role, he helps VLCM’s customers assess and plan the proper implementation of varying network solutions. Darren has expertise in many areas, including firewalls, wireless deployments, routing, switching, and SSL VPNs, to name a few. In fact, Darren has considerable experience in wireless implementations. Since his time with VLCM, he has deployed over 40 wireless configurations for VLCM customers. 

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Meet Jeramie West: Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 23, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Engineers are never really done learning. They continue their education throughout their career to keep their knowledge current in an industry that constantly changes. New IT solutions emerge every year, and it's up to our solution architects to be able to advise our customers on what's best for their company. 

Jeramie West, one of VLCM’s Solution Architects, helps VLCM’s customers assess and plan the proper implementation of varying IT solutions. Jeramie is an expert in servers, storage, and virtualization—with specific focus and expertise in VMware virtualization. Jeramie has his VCP (VMware Certified Professional) 5 certification with VMware and has had it for a really long time. With these certifications, Jeramie helps VLCM customers seamlessly implement and maintain their virtualization solutions, along with their servers and storage.

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Meet Trent Fausett: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Engineers are known to be highly intelligent and technical individuals. At VLCM, our solution architects fit perfectly into that description. Not only do they bring years of expertise, certifications and experience to our customers, they also take the time to help you analyze your infrastructure for optimal solutions and longevity. Our solution architects are never agressive with customers to purchase any solutions, instead they provide their expert advice in maintaining the best technology for your data center. Meet Trent Fausett, our networking expert and an engineer that knows his way around any issue.

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Meet Fred Steinhorst: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Jan 27, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Engineers fix problems by building better solutions. VLCM engineers, titled Solution Architects, bring years of experience and certifications to building the right solutions for our customers. Our engineers go far beyond implementing products, they build ongoing relationships and continuously teach best practices in IT. Meet one such VLCM solution architects, Fred.

Fred Steinhorst is one of VLCM’s experts—working and assisting in the many aspects of storage, networking and virtualization. In his role, Fred helps VLCM customers in assessing and planning proper implementation strategies for varying solutions. Twelve years of storage-specific experience has made Fred an expert in data storage. He previously spearheaded the entire SAN storage system of a Fortune 500 company and came to VLCM to share his skills with our customers. Fred has implemented and maintained storage solutions all over the US and Canada.

Passionate about engineering and resolving customer problems, Fred builds ongoing relationships with VLCM clients to continuously assess and analyze the solutions that will keep their data center strong. Like VLCM as a whole, Fred educates his customers on best practices and trains IT professionals on the best solutions for their environment. When asked about notable experiences he's had working with VLCM, it was hard for him to settle on just a few.

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