In this podcast, Richard and I talk to Ken Brumfield from Microsoft Premier Field Engineering on the challenges of working in really large infrastructures. What’s large? Try 250,000 workstations and 40,000 servers large! Ken talks about how tactical solutions create strategic problems in IT management at this scale, and how to balance “getting things done” with “not making the mess worse.” Check out Ken’s active directory utilities here.
Ken Brumfield is part of Microsoft Premier Field Engineering and is based out of New York working with some very large enterprises in multiple sectors. His main focus these days is solutions for driving operational health at customers. Specifically, he works in the Identity Management space and spends a lot of time dealing with ensuring stability and performance in globally dispersed environments. Ken has released a number of tools on www.codeplex.com for people to use in maintaining their Active Directory infrastructure.