Cosham, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
I live in Portsmouth, Hampshire with my wife Jax, our lovely son PJ (Peter John), born march 05 and our little girl Josie, born June 12.
I'm Technical Solutions Designer for IBM in Strategic Outsourcing, who support customer IT outsourcing to IBM.
My role involves liaising with technical, design, architectural, and management teams to solution the final customer design required for the contract. This requires the understanding of multiple products, technologies, and hardware. My primary focus is UNIX based platforms, be that IBM Power with AIX and Linux, or HP-UX and Solaris. I have also worked with other products such as Storage (V7000, XIV, SVC), VMware, Windows and standalone Linux, such as Redhat, SLES, or Ubuntu. All these things help me in my current role and assist with the understanding and interaction of these products within a customers environment.
Before that I was a IBM Power Technical Consultant at the Innovation Centre in Hursley, Hampshire.
My focus after rejoining IBM in 2011 was supporting and advising IBMs business partner or ISVs in relation to the IBM Power platform. I specialised in the support of UNIX based servers, be that IBM AIX or Linux-based virtual machines running operating systems like RHEL or SLES. But the role was very diverse so I needed to understand more than just UNIX, having to manage SAN, Storage, Networks and Windows based systems.