Somebody at Network World must be following this blog as I was also part of this article on virtualization this past August.
About 2 weeks ago I was also interviewed by EqualLogic about our SAN implementation ... they said something about our story making a good whitepaper down the road. Here's a small quote from the phone interview that may show up on their website...
“As a non-profit organization, we needed a solution that we could pull out of the box, plug in, turn on and have it working within an hour, without spending days reading through manuals or flying to training courses. With EqualLogic, we forget it’s there and then think of it months later. The EqualLogic SAN has also improved our uptime with the combination of VMWare which has made provisioning new servers very easy. With all our information sitting on the SAN, I sleep better at night knowing if one of our boxes dies, I don’t have to panic.”
Granger Community Church, Director of Technology
There is certainly some personal satisfaction about seeing one's name in a magazine you read monthly ... but I'm really hoping these articles have some sort of tangible impact apart from just being some words on a page. Maybe a few more IT people will take an interest in volunteering at their church, maybe a few folks will think about plugging back into church after a long hiatus, or maybe a few will consider checking out church for the first time.
Is your church attractive to the typical IT professional shopping for a church?
Do you have places for them to plug-in and use their skills? Even at GCC, we have room for improvement here.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Clif Guy was also interviewed for the "Web and a Prayer" article.