I’m 35 years old and live in the United Kingdom working as a Senior Consultant for VMware. I have had a passion for computing and technology since I was 8 years old when my father bought me a Commodore 64 for my birthday. Technology has moved in leaps and bounds since then but I remain just an enthusiastic about technology! (I still have the C64!)
The Japanese language is another one of my passions, and have been studying the language since 2005. I recently visited Japan in 2011 which was a truly amazing experience and something I’d definitely do again.
Since 1997 I have been working as an IT professional and consultant within commercial, government and public sector environments in ‘hands on’ technical and team lead roles. My peers and colleagues would certainly support my claim that I have an insatiable passion for the technology and industry I have been so fortunate to specialise in.
My main area of expertise is virtualisation, having implemented server consolidation and virtual infrastructure solutions since 2006 when I started working with VMware ESX 2.53. In 2007 I gained my first VCP certification (VI3), and since re-certified with VCP4 and 5. In late 2011 I also certified with the VMware Advanced Certified Professional (VCAP) exams, VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD.
Throughout my career I have also delivered technical solutions to SME corporate customers, with Microsoft server technologies (Exchange, SQL, ISA, Windows Server 2008), and Linux solutions (RedHat Enterprise / CentOS).
I am also a member of the BCS Chartered IT Professional (MBCS CITP) in addition to holding certifications; VCP3/4/5, VCAP-DCA4/5, VCAP-DCD4/5, VCAP5-DTD, MCSE, ITIL v3 Foundation, Platespin CPSA, and a new ISEB qualification in 2009 (EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres).
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