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Paul McSharry

Paul McSharry is an independent virtualization consultant and instructor based in the UK. He has been an IT professional for 15 years and now specializes in virtualization technologies and web hosting solutions, working with large retail and financial enterprises. When not working in the field, he is often instructing the VMware-authorized classes for various VMware VATCs. Paul holds a variety of vendor-based IT certifications, such as MCSE, MCITP, VCP, and VCAP, and he is also a qualified IT instructor, holding VMware Certified Instructor (VCI), CompTIA CTT+, and Microsoft MCT credentials. His recent consultancy projects include the following:


¿ Producing a large-scale hybrid cloud platform to deploy and enable secure e-discovery web-based applications for data review

¿ Several large datacenter migrations using various vSphere platforms

¿ Multiple public and private vCloud director platform designs and implementations

¿ Several enterprise-wide VMware view-based VDI deployments


Paul is an active blogger ( http://www.elasticsky.co.uk ) and Twitter user (@pmcsharry). He has also been awarded the vExpert designation for his work in the VMware community for two years running (2012–2013).