Cloud Guidepost: Post-deployment optimization

| March 25, 2019

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“Any daily work task that takes 5 minutes will cost over 20 hours a year, or over half of a work week. Even if it takes 20 hours to automate that daily 5 minute task, the automation will break even in a year.” ― Anthony J. Stieber My name is Thamara Trejos, and I am a Customer Success Engineer. I help customers implement, transition and integrate new and existing virtualization environments with Citrix Cloud components. I joined Citrix about three years ago as a Senior Frontline Engineer with the very first group of hires in the new Costa Rica office. After several months working primarily on Unix-like operating systems roles, I was able to utilize my CLI/shell knowledge to troubleshoot and solve issues for Citrix ADC. It was a different approach, but it worked great!

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