Amy Manley

Amy Manley is a Systems Engineer Specialist for the University of Chicago Medical Center with over a decade of experience in IT, crossing platforms such as networking, data center, telephony, web design, virtualization, and automation. As she came up through the ranks, she was on a team that won the SIM/AITP Most Effective IT Team award two years in a row. For the past four years, her focal point has been virtualization and automation. Amy is a two-time vExpert and has presented at Chicago and Wisconsin VMUGs. She has also been a Virtualization Field Day 4 and 5 delegate, and has been featured on VMware’s PowerCLI user spotlight. She enjoys bridging the gap between business needs and IT’s capabilities to enhance a company’s chance for success.



There’s A Script for That

December 23, 2015

If there’s a chance to save time by using scripts or automation tools, I always take it. Over the years I’ve found that there are a set of common themes associated with these scripts, and many that my colleagues and I use on a daily basis. …



How to Hyper-converge Effectively

December 2, 2015

Hyper-converged offerings are gaining popularity, and more vendors are entering the arena. Everything is software-defined; therefore, the technology cannot be separated like in a converged offering. This can bring a new challenge when it comes to monitoring. In the case of a converged offering, …



Hybrid IT

October 27, 2015

These past few years you’ve heard a lot about the cloud. The cloud that’s always been there has a new approach for companies. Run your applications directly from the cloud instead of deploying them on-premises by subscribing to various SaaS (Software as a Service) …