Who I am


If you landed here, then you probably want to learn a bit about the person behind it.
Let me try and make a nice introduction then.

I’m Mihai, a Customer Solutions Architect, former Network/Systems/Security/whatever falls upon my hands engineer, a techie person always eager to learn more and expand his knowledge.

Wait, wait…what does this really mean ?

I am a deep dive techie that wanted to also learn a bit about how a company and the sales process works so I reoriented myself toward a more mixed role (technical PreSales and its various names across the industry spectrum).

Tech side experience

I work on a daily basis with various Clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI, Alibaba) and went through the whole spectrum of technologies like Linux (lately also a bit of eBPF), FreeBSD/OpenBSD, Solaris, Cisco (6500, 7600, ASR9K, Nexus, UCS), Juniper (MX, QFX, Contrail), Security (Linux based firewalls, ASA, SRX, penetration testing / trying out vulnerabilities in API of services or exploits and patching accordingly), Virtualization (VMWare, KVM) and Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift).

I’m also fascinated with seeing how a blackbox solution works (this means breaking into it, seeing how it’s built, tracing its logic and most fun…finding where programmers cut corners in implementation as a consequence of strict timelines and sales push).

Despite being able to read code, reverse engineer it, change it or adapt it to my needs I don’t see myself as a programmer, albeit ChatGPT & Bard make programming seem easy nowadays. => Intent based programming


  • Hiking
  • Badminton
  • Cooking, albeit sometimes it ends up with smoke signals
  • Travelling to non-touristic places, learning about the culture, customs, traditions around the world
    (still wanting to reach Buthan at some point in my life)

Self improvement courses

  • Financial Education / Passive income course + coaching
  • NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programing) course + bootcamp
  • Public Speaking course

Languages I speak

  • Romanian and sometimes being a grammar freak
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian

Books I’ve read

  • Hoi, your Swiss German survival guide (Sergio J. Lievano, Nicole Egger) :)
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Dale Carnegie)
  • Amp it UP (Frank Slootman)
  • From Strength to Strength (Arthur C. Brooks)
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey A. Moore)
  • Launch (Jeff Walker)
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity (Alan Watts)
  • The Qualified Sales Leader (John McMahon)
  • Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive (Noah Goldstein’s, Steve Martin’s and Robert Cialdini)
  • Influence Science and Practice (Tom Peters)
  • Negotiation Genius (Deepak Malhotra, Max Bazerman)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  • Why we sleep (Matthew Walker)
  • The Warren Buffett Way (Robert Hagstrom)

What will basically be around here?

Anything in the lines of:

  • Cloud/MultiCloud
  • Network / Systems Engineering
  • Openshift / Openstack / virtualization / datacenter topics
  • Security (after some sleepless nights I passed the Offensive Security OSCE)
  • Reverse engineering products, solutions, Linux stuff
  • Other topics (I did my own Romanian automated Sour Cabbage solution using a pump, a Raspberry PI, a Relay Board and Home Assistant)

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Mihai Tanasescu

All Rounder and Jack of all trades (master of none? :) ).
Sailing the Cloud world with my fantastic team@Aviatrix, former Network, Systems Engineer (Cisco, Juniper, Linux, Openshift, Openstack).
A flavor of Security added to the mix (Offensive Security OSCE).
If there’s anything new and cool, then I like to learn about it. I’m also a fan of deep diving under the hood of a product to see what makes it tick as well as what breaks it.

Solutions Architect @ Aviatrix