Welcome to Extending Clouds, I’m Gary Coburn and currently a Cloud Engineer for Google Cloud Platform. You’ll find this site has a ton of data around my work done on automation, operations, startup, and technical views.
A pure technologist at heart! I am well versed in MAC, Win, Lin, and AIX with experience in the corporate consumption of technology. Additionally as entrepreneur I did custom web development work based on LAMP for local SW Michigan companies. The experiences gathered through infrastructure as well as application development has provided me with a deep understanding of everything needed to make successful jump into automation.
The progression of my career has gone from being focused on operations, to engineering, to architecting complete solutions at a global manufacturing organization. Then into being a trusted advisory for customers throughout Michigan. To being a specialist focused on Cloud Automation across the nation and now focused on driving the google cloud platform to help business take full advantage of the innovative services and engagement models.
My goals here are to offer some in-depth thoughts, guidance, and advice based on my historical enterprise experience as well as my daily interaction with customers. Hopefully you will get as much out of this blog as I do out of putting it together.