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Andy Archer

Cloud and Virtualisation Consultant and Instructor

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Information Technology and Services
  1. AVArcher
  1. SHL Group,
  2. Avery International
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Cloud and Virtualisation Consultant / Instructor

– Present

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Based in Scotland and currently specialising in Cloud technologies. I understand the needs and aspirations that can be met by the implementation of products and technologies from vendors in the Cloud arena.

Cloud and Virtualisation technologies are changing the computing landscape and I am well placed to provide planning, testing, proof of concept, implementation and other services to enable organizations attain maximum competitive benefit.

Education and lab development are specialist areas, together with course development and delivery, and also lab environment design, build and testing. I have also worked on several projects designing and building resilient and secure point solutions to customers in the financial services industry.

I have gained the following accreditation's along the way;

VCP ID #104 ...

VMware VCI Level 2 (
VMware VCP-Cloud (
VMware VCA-DCV (
VMware VCP5-DCV (
VMware VCP4 (
VMware VCAP4-DCA (
VMware VCP3 (
VMware VCP2 (

Current specialties: Cloud and Virtualisation Consultant and Instructor


Cloud and Virtualisation Consultant / Instructor

– Present (22 years)UK

Responsible for the provision of quality IT Technical consultancy and education based on manufacturer standards and accreditation.

Also, development of course materials, design, build and test lab environments, perform Train the Trainer events.


SHL Group
(2 years)

Run 1 to 5 day technical IT Training courses to production staff.


SHL Systemhouse
(2 years)

Delivery of IT training and consultancy.

Various Managerial Positions

Avery International
(13 years)

Many managerial positions held, from commercial to manufacturing. Laterly managed a process re-engineering project introducing Just-in-Time processes and team based manufacturing, was responsible for change and quality management.



– Present


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Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

– Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Andy is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Andy cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Poverty Alleviation

Organizations Andy supports:


  • VMware Infrastructure
  • OpenStack
  • Virtualization
  • VMware ESX
  • VMware
  • vSphere
  • Cloud Computing
  • VDI
  • Citrix
  • Servers
  • Hyper-V
  • High Availability
  • HP Proliant
  • Xen
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • P2V
  • Citrix Metaframe
  • Cluster
  • Integration
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Data Center
  • Server Architecture
  • Windows Server
  • Active Directory
  • iSCSI
  • Server Consolidation
  • HP
  • Veeam
  • Cisco UCS
  • Application...
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