My name is Matthew Zito, and Crackpot Ideas is my personal domain. At the moment it is used only for email (email@example.com), and this blog, which I set up to discuss in technology and startups in general.
In my day job, I’m a Product Development Architect at BMC Software, which is a polite way of saying that I’m a former startup founder who is still useful to keep around. I spend a lot of my time doing strategy and marketing for automation and cloud technology, especially as it pertains to our database automation product.
I ended up at BMC when they acquired GridAp Systems, where I was Chief Scientist and one of the founders. We made database automation software – software that companies all over the world use to enable mass database patching, standardized deployment, etc.
While I spend most of my time during the day dealing with data and automation, my background is in large-scale enterprise infrastructure. I helped build a lot of the server, storage, and networking infrastructure at Register.com, and after that I went to EMC, where I designed very large storage networks for a number of big companies.
I decided to blog after I realized that while my job gives me a great opportunity to talk to people about databases and their administration, I don’t get a lot of opportunity to talk about some of the other areas I have a background and interest in. Servers, storage, networks, virtualization, infrastructure management – these are all major areas I plan to focus on – but I reserve the right to talk about any other ridiculousness.
If you have comments or feedback, or just want to get in touch, the easiest way is to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
One note: the comments in this blog are my opinion, and my opinion only, and should in no way be interpreted as the opinions of BMC Software. I’ll do my best to disclose any conflicts with anyone I know in the industry.