|Bio||Larry Bolhuis began learning about computers in the 70's from his father and never quit. His deep experience with the IBM i platform stretches all the way back to the S/34, S/36, and AS/400. Since then hes specialized on the successor systems first as a developer and now as a system designer, implementer and administrator. Today he works on IBM Power systems specializing in IBM i but also with AIX, Linux and PowerVM (including VIOS) on the platform.
Larry is the owner and Chief i-entist of Frankeni Technology Consulting, and also Co-President with Pete Massiello at iInTheCloud, LLC.
In his 20+ years as an IBM Business Partner, Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest projects, and everything in between. He has been involved in many Early Release and Beta programs with IBM Rochester. In addition to holding more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i, and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert, Larry is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests.
Larry is a frequent, award-winning speaker at user groups around North America, covering systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a longtime volunteer and speaker with COMMON, which has awarded him Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and the Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor. In addition, Larry is the current President of COMMON.|