My name is Jase McCarty, and I am a Staff Technical Marketing Architect at VMware, focusing on Virtualization and Storage in the Storage and Availability Business Unit.

Private Sector
Prior to joining 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.

Public Sector

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.