About Me

Hello and welcome to my site, I probably (no definitely) don't update it as much as I originally planned. I'm hoping that this will change but who knows.

As a quick whistle stop tour about me (if you want more detail go to my LinkedIn profile) ..... I hit the real world in 2002 when I was a network management engineer/consultant after University. This gave me a good foundation to branch out (both technical and soft skills) and I've been lucky to play with large number of technologies used in IT deployments over my 12 years as an end user (networks, security, services, management, automation, virtulisation).

After working at Cisco, focusing on cloud, data centre automation/orchestration and programmability, I now work for Pivotal focusing on Cloud Foundry.

My current interests & hobbies involve;

  • Cloud Technologies
  • Cloud Native Development
  • Cloud Platforms
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Automating stuff
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Avoiding running around a rugby pitch


In the past, while I was a customer, as part of my learning process (and progression) I obtained a number of certifications. I did start down the CCIE path although for a number of reasons only got as far as the written. I have looked at different vendors and achieved differing levels (some have now expired);

  • Cisco (CCNP/CCDP/CCIP)
  • HP (Network Service Management Integration Specialist)
  • Brocade
  • Infoblox (CICA)
  • ITILv3