All Tech Field Day Podcast

Stop Building Snowflakes

Uniqueness is the enemy of consistency. We spend our time building custom environments and then find our efforts to automate them fail. In this episode of the On-Premise IT Podcast, John Kilpatrick, Jody Lemoine, and Vince Schuele highlight all the reasons why we’ve spent our careers tailoring the needs of the infrastructure to the workload. They also discuss why it’s important to understand how things need to be accomplished and how automation and orchestration systems need to be tuned to work with our design philosophies. Learn why you shouldn’t build snowflakes but also how to avoid being buried under a blizzard of design decisions.

On-Premises for Today’s Podcast:


John Kilpatrick

Jody Lemoine

Vince Schuele


Tom Hollingsworth

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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