About Me

I am a contract UNIX systems administrator with nearly 30 years’ experience. I work primarily with IBM AIX on POWER hardware, but also Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon Web Services Linux performing a mixture of design, installation, configuration and administration roles. In addition, I have extensive experience with storage management, backup and clustering solutions.

AWS Certified Cloud PractitionerAWS Certified Solutions Architect

In my spare time I have two passions; scuba diving and watching rugby. I am a PADI certified Master Scuba Diver and combine UK drysuit diving with holidays abroad in warmer climates. I try to organise the diving weekends so they don’t clash with Northampton Saints home games. I am a season ticket holder at Franklins Gardens and although we’ve had a couple of barren years things started looking up last season when we won the Premiership Cup. This year was also looking promising as we were 4th in the table before Covid-19 put everything on hold.

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

Marilyn vos Savant