A highly skilled and accomplished Open Source Technology Specialist and Linux Architect with a wealth of experience leading and managing complex technology projects as well as providing technical advice and consultancy as systems architect and developer.
With a unique combination of business acumen and IT technical ability translating objectives into actionable plans this competent all-round IT professional is an engineer at heart with strong visualisation and troubleshooting skills, and real world experience in systems design & implementation, development & support.
A polished communicator with the natural ability to build trusting and respectful relationships with stakeholders at all levels internally or externally, will be an asset to the technology team of any forward thinking organisation.
Founded the company to provide IT consultancy services, project management and all-round IT support to a variety of clients, specialising in open source and Linux solutions; services include analysis and evaluation, architecture and design, development and deployment, and management and support.
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Established this ISP with two business partners with the primary focus being Linux consultancy but also managed various on-premises file, fax, mail and video capture services for customers
Part of the technical team that built this Application Service Provider that was co-founded by the owner of Business-Net
Started part-time and then took an internship that lead to a full-time position at this ISP and Linux consultancy business
Analysis and Design
Implemented several Cloud & VPS solutions for clients in the last decade, enabling significant increases in revenue over time
Resolved key stability issues with a multi petabyte Software Defined Storage platform (which had cost c. $500k+ in hardware and manpower), transforming it into a stable and reliable backend for OpenStack
Implemented Ansible DevOps methodology with multiple teams for better configuration management and continuous integration; converted single-ended systems to highly available clusters
JIRA - Confluence - Tower - Grafana - Cobbler - Github - Gitlab - OpenNMS
OnApp - OpenQRM - OpenNebula - Vagrant - Vagrant-Libvirt - - Xen - QEMU KVM - Libvirt - VMWare
SCST - SRP - ScaleIO - CEPH - DRBD - iSCSI - LVM - MD RAID - Wireshark - OpenVPN - IPSec - StrongSWAN - Infiniband - Mellanox - Cisco
Ansible - Puppet - Pacemaker - Heartbeat - IPVS - HAProxy - Pound
Apache - Tomcat - Nginx - JMeter - PHP - Python - Ruby