About me

I'm Jurgen Allewijn and with my blog I want to give you my view of a part of the evolving landscape of information technology, specific cloud, where change is the only constant.

With a career spanning over two decades in the IT realm, I've navigated through the shifting sands of technology – from the pioneering days of Novell networks to the architectural marvels of Windows NT4 and Active Directory, from the groundbreaking advances in VMware to the expansive horizons of public cloud and cloud-native technologies. As a Principal Consultant at Luminis, I've had the privilege of steering organizations through the digital age, harnessing the potential of cloud technologies to architect solutions that are not only efficient but also resilient and forward-thinking. My passion lies in the operational heart of IT, where the rubber meets the road, and where ideas transform into tangible outcomes.

Sharing the wealth of knowledge I've accumulated over the years is a passion of mine. I use this blog as my digital podium, from which I aim to share information around topic cloud related topics for enthusiasts, professionals, and curious minds alike. Diving deep into the realms of virtualization, exploring the expansive skies of public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions, and navigating the intricate landscape of cloud-native technologies – these are the territories I find myself most engrossed in. They are not only the fields where my interests lie but also the arenas I encounter daily in my professional endeavors.

The last years I have been focussing on cloud native and Microsoft (Azure) technology. I achieved my first certification in 1999, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 workstation. After that more certifications followed. For a complete overview, check my Microsoft transcript can be found here. Starting March 2024, I also received the status Microsoft MVP Cloud Native.

I also hold different other certifications and accreditations. These can be found under the menu item Certifications.

Next to this blog I'am also a speaker at both internal and public events. The public events where I will (co)present a session can be found here.

When the worklaptop closes , I immerse myself in worlds both virtual and tangible. As player of MMOs like World of Warcraft and New World, I navigate fantastical realms, embark on epic quests, and forge alliances that transcend digital borders. These games offer a different kind of puzzle, a unique challenge that complements the analytical thinking of my professional life.

Yet, it's not all about the virtual for me. I have a profound respect and love for the ancient sport of archery, a discipline that connects me to the timeless art of marksmanship and the serene focus it demands. As a member of HBSV Brederode, I practice traditional archery, embracing the primal elegance of using a wooden bow and arrows. It's in the quiet concentration, the alignment of body and mind, and the thrill of the arrow's flight where I find a profound sense of peace and accomplishment.

Among the various styles of archery, 3D archery captivates me the most. It's a dynamic form of the sport that simulates hunting scenarios with three-dimensional targets in natural settings, offering a compelling blend of realism, skill, and respect for the archery tradition. For those curious about stepping into the world of 3D archery or learning more about this fascinating sport, I invite you to explore HBSV Brederode's site.

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Disclaimer: jurgenallewijn.nl is my personal blog and it only reflects my opinion and not the opinion of my employer.