Traditionally a Cisco design specialist with 10 years of design, implementation, and testing of data centres, including three years working directly alongside Cisco’s Global Enterprise Theatre customers.  Jim now consults at an architectural level with broad knowledge across adjacent technology stacks including data centre virtualization (SDDC, network and server), application services, storage and storage networks, and campus technologies.

Jim works as a highly capable and flexible team member and has always maintained a professional relationship with the customers he’s advised and the sales and technical team members I have worked alongside.  In all his roles he has supported the mentoring and development of colleagues as well as providing feedback into team processes and methodologies.

Role Experience

  • Vendor solution design and testing (Cisco)
  • Financial Network Engineering (Worldpay, Nomura)
  • Service Provider (Vodafone – Hosted UC)
  • Reseller to Small Business, Small Enterprise customers

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Cisco Nexus – design, implementation and testing
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Cisco Unified Compute (UCS), Nexus 1000v
  • Cisco Enterprise Networking
  • VMware vSphere and Network Virtualization (NSX)

Previous Technical Experience

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 switching platform – Including some FWSM, SSLSM and CSM/SLB
  • SAN – Experience in Fabric Manager, UCS SAN interop and FCoE for Nexus
  • Test scripting – in TCL, PHP & MySQL, FanFare iTest
  • Ixia IxNetwork and IxLoad – Experienced in end-to-end traffic generation and network performance testing