I am a distinguished engineer working for Dell and located in the Dublin Cloud Center of Excellence, Ireland. With over two decades of experience in software, platform and cloud engineering, I have enjoyed creating simple solutions to solve new and complex problems that included being involved in creating patented breakthrough technology. Many of my day to day challenges focus on architecture related to cloud hardware, cloud software and the software definable data-centre. My passion is all things cloud both open and closed source technologies, these include Azure, AWS, vMware, Openstack, CloudPlatform, and Docker and may others, the list is just too long. With MS Azure playing a key role in hybrid cloud this has become a major focus area for me with regard to cloud architecture, software and related topics, I currently enjoy designing customer solutions for Dell customers based on the Azure platform. Opensource software is also being used more with in the enterprise and this is also a are that I get to play in through my work with the global Openstack community where I have presented at recent Openstack summits on the subjects of highly available architecture and containerization Openstack infrastructure. Having being involved in Openstack from a very early stage and seeing it mature I became an organizer for Openstack Ireland (Openstack Ireland) where I help coordinate country wide meet-ups that help drive discussion and knowledge sharing with in this community.
My cloud journey has taken me to architecting and writing software solution that have run on public, private and hybrid infrastructure. We are seeing a rapid change with in the IT industry and we are seeing new and emerging technologies that are change the way we develop and run software, mange out IT data-centres. Within my current role I am involved in all aspects of this and feel we are entering a new era with exciting challenges to be solved.