After leaving the US Navy as an Interior Communications Technician, Aaron started his career in IT. Over the last 16 years, Aaron has worked in many aspects of IT including desktop, servers, messaging, virtualization, datacenter operations, and programming. Over the last 13 years, he has developed a passion for networking and continues that passion with SDN and automation systems. He currently holds a position as a Solutions Architect at Extrahop Networks where we builds creative solutions for clients using IT Operations Analytics from data over the wire. He is also an independent blogger where he writes about enterprise technologies and how-to guides.