February 11th, 2021

Welcome to my humble corner of the web.  My name is Julian Wood, and I’ve finally decided to give blogging a try.

You can get hold of me via email: julian[at]wooditwork.com or twitter @julian_wood or see more detail of what I do on LinkedIn.

So…who am I?

I’m a freelance IT consultant living and working in London as an enterprise infrastructure architect, designing and building the interconnected computer related stuff people use every day and peddling my ideas to anyone who will listen.

I work mainly on virtualisation and Windows Server and surrounding technology projects with plenty of storage, networking, desktop, scripting in the mix and also loads of other bits and pieces thrown in for fun.

I started many moons ago in IT, the bug bit big time while I was playing with computers at school and has only grown!  I’ve written some programs used by actual people, worked as a do everything IT person and played as an IT manager.  I’ve done support, delved into technical project management and now try my luck at plenty of engineering / design / architecture (all the same thing I think).

I have a passion for putting together systems that are simple, flexible and scalable regardless of their size and thought it was about time I put down my thoughts and ideas….so thanks for stopping by.

Oh, and my disclaimer in case you need it… This is a personal blog, any opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the views of any company.

  1. Jane Rimmer
    October 28th, 2010 at 14:50 | #1

    Julian are you on Twitter? If so what’s your handle? Your peer group loved your preso at the London VMUG and tweeted lots if comments!

  2. Dave Marriott
    October 29th, 2010 at 08:40 | #2

    A great presentation at the London VMUG. Covered a lot of important detail.

  3. WoodITWork
    October 29th, 2010 at 14:16 | #3

    @Jane Rimmer
    Hi Jane, I’m @julian_wood on twitter. Was a pleasure to be able to present, thanks for inviting me.

  4. robert moore
    March 27th, 2011 at 23:54 | #4

    Nice to see a blog with lots of vmware and flex-10 content
    keep it up

  5. vmcreator
    June 25th, 2011 at 16:45 | #5

    Hi Julian,

    I am very new to HP Flex 10, and I have found your articles to be excellent in helping understand this technology. It does seem the majority of recommended / sold solutions encompass c7000 blade enclosures, BL460 C# blades, Cisco 3750-x switches and HP (Lefthand) P4000 / P4500 storage as the most popular configuration.

    Do you have any comments and/or insight to the Lefthand integration.

    I note Scott Lowe has already hammered the prospect of stretched clustering [ see Mike Laverick’s site ] !!.

    I feel HP really need to write a proven white paper on integrating all this stuff. They have lots of independant white papers but nothing really that matches the quality of EMC and Cisco.

    Best Regards


  6. Jesse
    August 7th, 2012 at 15:15 | #6

    Hi Julian. I was tasked with standing up a vmware environment on a c7000 enclosure running BL460c G7 blades and had no functional knowledge of Virtual Connect. Your blog was a huge help to me and I just wanted to tell you thank you.

  7. WoodITWork
    August 13th, 2012 at 14:00 | #7

    Thanks, @Jesse Glad it has helped.

  8. November 19th, 2015 at 22:09 | #8

    Hello Julian,

    I was potentially interested in sponsoring your siet or leveraging you for some guest blogs. We focus on DRaaS and are trying to get our name out to IT decision makers.

    Let me know if there is any interest.


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