Wade Holmes sees failure and adapting to it in a positive way as a constant–and necessary–process for an IT professional.
What doors has NSX opened to you in your career?
NSX is a rapidly growing technology that is solving some major challenges from a networking and security perspective. It has opened opportunities in looking at how networking and security across clouds and containers are going to be handled. It has become the glue between these different capabilities and deployment models.
How much of your career has been reacting to change vs. driving it?
It’s always a combination. Unforeseen events are always going to happen, and that pushes change forward. At the same time, you have to be able to recognize those changes as an opportunity to reinvent yourself. For example, when I saw that network virtualization was the last piece of the agile data center puzzle, I went all in with NSX.