Larry Bolhuis

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I began learning about computers in the 70s from my father and never quit. After getting a BS in computer science I worked on early networked computers until moving to the IBM S/34 and S/36 in 1984 followed by the AS/400 in 1988. Since then I have specialized on the successor systems first as a developer and now as a system designer, implementer and administrator. Today I work on IBM Power systems specializing in IBM i but also with AIX, Linux and PowerVM (including VIOS) on the platform.

I currently my own business, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC and partner with Pete Massiello at iInTheCloud, LLC.

Since 1996 I have been a contributing author to the IBM certification tests for iSeries, System i and Power Systems both on the sales and technical side. I was the first in North America to earn IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert - System i Solutions. I am also a contributing author to the COMMON Certified Business Computing Professional certification.

When not working hands on with customers I speak at IBM i and Power Systems users groups around the United States.

Specialties: IBM Power Systems and IBM i technical support including system design, Installation, and management with IBM i and VIOS.
Cisco networking equipment including switches, routers, and firewalls.