My name is Jase McCarty, and I am a Field Solutions Architect at Pure Storage.
Prior to joining Pure Storage, I was a Staff Technical Marketing Architect in the VMware HCI Business Unit. I was a global SME for several VMware vSAN Advanced features, including but not limited to vSAN automation, vSAN Security, and vSAN 2 Node and Stretched Cluster configurations, but was included in a VMware Reduction in Force (RIF) in 2020.
Before VMware, I supported the U.S. Federal Government as a vSpecialist at EMC. Before crossing over to the vendor space, I worked for 5 1/2 years at an Internet lending company, as a Senior Systems Engineer and Architect, where I managed hundreds of hosted systems for banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Prior to that, I worked in the Health Insurance industry for 5 years as a Systems Engineer, Application Engineer, and Account Manager.
Before joining the ranks of the private sector, I worked at The University of Southern Mississippi for the Mississippi Department of Education managing of a statewide technology program.
I am a retired member of the Air National Guard, with over 24 years. During that time, I worked as an Avionics Technician and a Cyber Systems Specialist, managing infrastructure operations. I retired with the rank of Master Sergeant,
In conjunction with my professional and military careers, I have also worked as an Adjunct Instructor at Tulane University College and the University of Phoenix, focusing on Information Technology topics including systems, applications, and electronic business.
Publications & Quotes
I have co-authored two books on VMware virtualization technologies, have several published articles, have been quoted on several occasions, and am a four time recipient of the VMware vExpert designation.
I hold a Master of Science in Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, an Associates of Science in Computer Information Systems, and an Associates of Arts in General Studies.
I hope some of my IT ramblings can be of help to others in the industry.
My rants and raves in no way represent the opinions of my employers.