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"I don’t necessarily need someone on my staff who is an expert at configuring firewalls, networking and so forth; I’d rather outsource that service to a third-party partner that has the expertise to manage this so we can concentrate on what we do best - developing the systems.”
Practice Lead - Azure "I work hard to establish a trusting relationship with my customers. My goal is to make them feel like the most important person in my world. I strive for this by coming up with solutions tailored specifically for them and providing advice when needed whether or not it's directly related to the issue at hand." WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL WHEN WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS? I am a problem-solver and take on the challenges that customers are facing and provide them with creative and workable solutions. To ensure I fully understand their main problem, I let them talk freely about their issues and what they want and need. When presenting solutions to address their challenges, I will also provide the rationale behind the approach. AREA OF SPECIALIZATION? Cloud Native and Hybrid Cloud, (VMware, AWS, Azure and GCP) Developing intrest and skills for DevOps and Software Engineering. LIST OF CERTIFICATIONS Azure Architecture Expert, AZ-303, AZ-304
AWS Certified Associate
Google Professional Architecture FAVOURITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK I love playing tennis and enjoy practicing Aikido. I love reading about philosophy and logic. I also have a big interest in languages, word play and paradox. As a result, I have a dry sense of humour. FAVOURITE DESSERT? Tiramisu, which I never share.
System Administrator II "I am resolution-oriented and empathetic to the client’s challenge and the adverse effect it can have on their business. I strive to resolve each issue as efficiently as possible to have a minimum impact on our clients. The key to this approach is to understand as much about the problem or inquiry as possible to prevent any unnecessary delay on the path to resolution." AREA OF SPECIALIZATION? Windows server support
Azure Cloud Services
Minor Linux server support FAVOURITE DESSERT? As a baker, I like any dessert that I can recreate in my kitchen. Still working on flan, it's tricky! LIST OF CERTIFICATIONS Microsoft Azure Certification AZ-104
Logic Monitor Certification FUN FACT I’ve never met a stranger.
I participate in missionary work domestically and abroad (Kenya)
Went on African Safari, fed a rhino, got up close with a lioness and tried to avoid an adolescent elephant. It was great!
Lead Architect - Network "Puzzles take many forms; such as solutioning for a potential customer, or solving some underlying network issue for an existing customer. Solving puzzles is what gets me out of bed in the morning." WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL WHEN WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS? Ensure the network and network products and services are designed to be scalable and reliable AREA OF SPECIALIZATION? Making sure every packet makes it to its destination (aka Networking) FAVOURITE DESSERT? Tiramisu LIST OF CERTIFICATIONS Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Microsoft Certified Professional Windows
ITIL v3 Foundation
Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP)
MEF Software Defined Networks/Network Functions Virtualization Certified Professional (MEF-SDN/NFV CP)
Pre-Sales Solution Engineer I "I establish trust with our customers by building strong, long-term relationships and using my technical skills and knowledge to help them leverage Aptum's services to meet the demands of their business. I work with our clients as a trusted advisor to determine and recommend an IT solution that meets or exceeds their organizations cloud and IT infrastructure requirements." WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL WHEN WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS? My goal is to determine what the client needs, to understand what we are solving for, and provide a solution that fulfills those requirements. AREA OF SPECIALIZATION? Microsoft Azure and Windows server FAVOURITE DESSERT? Strawberry Trifle LIST OF CERTIFICATIONS Microsoft Azure Certification AZ-104, AZ-900
Zerto Certified Associate: Foundations 8.0
ZCP: Enterprise Engineer
Zerto Certified Professional Cloud Service Provider
Logic Monitor Certified Associate
AWS Business Professional (Digital) - AWS
Project Manager "As a project manager, I act as the face of Aptum on a wide variety of our customer projects. Supported by our great technical teams, I coordinate with customers to develop a project plan and those technical resources to ensure we deliver to the agreed scope and on time, to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations." WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL WHEN WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS? To ensure that the customer is fully informed from beginning to end of their project, and that they have confidence the Aptum team is delivering their project. This is achieved through effective and open communications. AREA OF SPECIALIZATION? Microsoft Azure customer onboarding process LIST OF CERTIFICATIONS AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
AWS Business Professional Foundations
APMG AgilePM Foundation
APMG AgilePM Practitioner
PRINCE2 Foundation Certification
PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification
Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master FAVOURITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK Take my dog Neo on long countryside or beach walks. FAVOURITE DESSERT? White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies.
Pre-Sales Senior Solution Engineer "I work with our clients as a trusted advisor to determine and recommend an IT solution that meets or exceeds their organizations IT infrastructure requirements." WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL WHEN WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS? My goal is to listen and ask questions to determine what the client needs. To hear what we are solving for and provide a solution that fulfills those requirements. AREA OF SPECIALIZATION? Azure cloud environments
Managed hosting of Bare Metal
VMware solutions LIST OF CERTIFICATIONS Azure Expert Solution Architetct
FAVOURITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK Spend time with my family. Go to one of the many trails around our house. FAVOURITE DESSERT? Soft serve ice cream. Blizzard or Sonic blast.
Insights, Resources and News
TORONTO, ON – June 15, 2022 – Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider, has announced Part 2 of its annual Cloud Impact Report 2022, titled Solving the Security Equation. The report examines the complexities inherent in hybrid cloud environments and their implications on security, data governance, compliance and disaster recovery.
Shifting applications and workloads to the cloud isn’t as simple as moving from one data center to another. It’s not about taking discrete steps, it’s more like a journey. Organizations that don’t view the process this way risk making mistakes, such as spending more than they had budgeted, or having their applications under-perform...
Aptum’s Cloud Impact Study was created from the opinions of 400 senior IT professionals in the US, Canada and UK. It crosses the financial services, IT, technology, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, public and commercial sectors.
The Agile Manifesto, published back in 2001, made way for huge strides in software development. Agile methodologies have allowed for the industry to operate within shorter feedback loops and work more efficiently, enabling businesses to evolve into their best version. Agile initiatives, however, can lack the fine print, so to speak. In the pursuit of brevity and the desire not to be overly prescriptive, agile can be...