Unlocking the power of the Cloud for all and ensuring a smooth cloud adoption journey
I am a passionate technologist with 20+ years of experience in the industry, with a proven track record in leading teams in innovating, architecting and delivering solutions. An evangelist for Cloud First development, acting as a Force Multiplier for cloud transformation at scale.
March 2020 - Present, London, UK
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.
January 2021 - Present
March 2020 - January 2021
September 2017 - March 2020, Havant and London, UK.
Founded in 1996, StepStone is one of the most successful e-recruiting businesses businesses today. Operating over 10 top brands with 67 million visits per month.
April 2001 - September 2017, Havant, UK
Since formed in 1995, we have become part of the UK’s largest hiring platform, offering jobseekers the chance to search, view and apply for over 280,000 live job adverts, in any industry, across the whole of the UK.
January 2017 - September 2017
March 2014 - January 2017
February 2012 - March 2014
April 2001 - February 2012
October 2000 - April 2001, Elstead, UK
The leader in user experience optimization for mobile services.
June 1998 - October 2000, Bracknell, UK
Computer hardware, software and services company that operated from 1968 until 2002.
July 2000 - October 2000
June 1998 - October 1999
There will always be circumstances where you will want to run a site-to-site VPN setup with AWS. You may have private resources (not Internet facing) within AWS that you need to access in a secure manner from an on-prem or home network. In this example, I walk through setting up an IPsec site-to-site VPN where the two sides are as follows: AWS – A private VPC, containing one EC2 server (to allow me to test everything is working!
Note: Although I work for AWS, these are my own personal findings and thoughts. Please do not consider them as official benchmarks in any way! AWS announced the latest M6g instances in December 2019. These feature Arm-powered Graviton2 processors, as well as fully encrypted DDR4 memory. Arm processors are everywhere in terms of mobile devices, and my favourite Raspberry Pi computers, but have not traditionally been featured within the cloud.
I’ve recently been doing some more tinkering with the excellent Raspberry Pi devices, including setting up a home Pi-hole to assist with sending web adverts into a black hole. This got me thinking about implementing a decent home network firewall solution, above and beyond the default one you get when running your average broadband router. Security aside, I’m also a big fan of stats and pretty graphs, and these are quite simply hard to come by with some of the basic consumer broadband router solutions.