About

Hello there! My name is Dmitriy Dolgiy, and I’m the author of this blog. I live in Kyiv, Ukraine. I graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Institute of Applied System Analysis. I did some machine learning for my Master’s thesis as I believe it to be a really cool thing (you see, I’m a huge fan of science fiction).

However, after university, I made my living doing some boring things. I used to work in banks for a while, but I didn’t like office routines after all. Furthermore, in the modern world, banking institutions are precarious, and you never know when 2008 will happen again. So, taken all the pros and cons of working in an office, I decided to earn my living through freelancing and doing storage consulting services for a fitness club network. Well, at least, I do not have to commute to my workplace for an hour or so. And one more benefit: I had enough time to work out my triceps well 😊.

Working at banks, I had a chance to know Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Server, and Hyper-V inside out.

Why did I start blogging at all? I’m a huge fan of Microsoft virtualization technologies. So, when I got to know Bohmer, the person who started this resource, and read his blog, I’ve decided to help him. When Bohmer decided to take a break, I continued running this blog.

Apart from that, I was dealing with both hardware and software, and I do not want you guys to repeat the mistakes I did at the dawn of my sysadmin career. Working at a bank, you realize how much your mistake may cost to the company. Some stuff I learned through reading, whilst others I learned through breaking things and fixing them so that my boss won’t fire me. That’s why I decided to share my knowledge and experience with fellow admins and IT geeks.