I’d like to give a huge shout out to Mike Laverick (rtfm.co.uk). He made mention of my fledgling little experiment over here in Japan; to collect the best blogs from the best bloggers, translate them into Japanese (with permission, of course) and rev up the virtualization and cloud communities over here. His mere mentioning of my site increased uniques today by about 500%.
Japan, and all of Asia for that matter, is a hugely growing area for virtualization and cloud technologies, with VMware leading the pack. The penetration of VMware is still pretty small despite huge growth and for that I am grateful as it means many possible opportunities for experienced and motivated individuals to be a part of an something special.
A fellow APJ region friend of mine over at EMC, Scott Drummonds (vpivot.com), who many of you may know, has been working over in this region for the past few months now. I believe he shares some of these same sentiments about Asia. It’s a tough nut to crack, but once there is hair-line fracture, Asia is going to be a huge market in the next 3-5 years!
My blog also contains some more original (up to this point, observational) posts by me regarding what comes to mind in this new era of IT that we are now entering. I am also doing my part to motivate the VMware community more directly by starting a Tokyo VMUG, since there hasn’t been an active one up to this point. I also am the manager of the LinkedIn Tokyo VMUG as well.
Please read my English articles and comment if you wish, but more importantly, for those working as part of international organizations with subsidiaries in Japan please let your colleagues know where I’m at, or for those readers in Japan, I hope you come often and enjoy what I have to offer… this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
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