I remember when I first started here at SoftLayer it was quite exciting and nerve racking at the same time. You see I came from the telecom industry, and I worked for a huge company that had 100,000+ employees. Basically, I did the same thing everyday. I learned a lot when I first joined this huge company, but I felt like my career had become stagnant and I needed a change. I decided to look for a job at a small company and be challenged everyday. Man, did I find the perfect job!!! Anyway, back to the point. At first, I didn't realize how advanced SoftLayer was till I began to look more into the company and the industry we are in. The more I dug the more I was impressed and excited to be a part of something revolutionary.
I know we all have seen the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (old school version) or at least most of us. I know it sounds cheesy but that is the best way to describe how I felt when I first joined. I felt like Charlie. I was just amazed to see what I saw inside the workings of SoftLayer. I had no idea that some of the tools/services/automation SoftLayer had done was even possible. The best way for me to describe the management of SoftLayer is they are the Willie Wonka's of our industry. Some people may think SoftLayer's ideas are radical or even impossible, but we don't. All the great people here at SoftLayer work together to make the impossible possible.
While other companies try to mimic us, we are busy turning fantasies into realities.