About Rob

Rob Clarke Infrastructure Engineer Information & Technology Services London, United Kingdom   Rob specialises in working in Data Centre environments, with an keen interest in Computer Networks, Server Systems and Cloud Computing.

Rob studied Computer Science, Electronic Products, Information Technology and Psychology at Bay House School & Sixth Form, in Gosport.

Data Center Hardware Operations EngineerJune 2017 - Present<a href="https://www.google.com/datacenters" target="_blank">Google UK Limited</a>As a member of the Hardware Operations team, Rob is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and deploying the state-of-the-art physical infrastructure behind Google's powerful search technology, as well as deploying and maintaining Google's advanced Data Center Server and Network Infrastructure.
Infrastructure EngineerAugust 2011 - May 2017<a href="http://www.ibm.com/uk" target="_blank">IBM United Kingdom Limited</a>At IBM, Rob was responsible for the day to day running and deployment of servers and networks within IBM's Global Business Services division. He specialised in Systems & Network Virtualisation, Public & Private Cloud Computing, UNIX System Administration, Windows System Administration (Inc. Active Directory, WSUS and Terminal Services), Data Centre Services and Network Systems Management. Rob provided services for multiple clients, across a wide variety of industries (Public & Private Sector), using a mix of different platforms and technologies.   Projects:
Chief Technology OfficerAugust 2009 - August 2011<a href="https://www.simplexwebs.com/" target="_blank">SimplexWebs Limited</a>Since 2009, thousands have relied on SimplexWebs to deliver high performance UK web hosting. SimplexWebs provide robust infrastructure combined with cutting-edge technology that powers thousands of websites and virtual servers, from low traffic websites to load-balanced e-commerce. While at SimplexWebs, Rob managed all technical aspects of the company, from provisioning new servers, to maintaining networks and providing technical support to customers. He specialised in cPanel/WHM, WHMCS, R1Soft Data Protection and CentovaCast platforms.
Technical DirectorAugust 2008 - July 2009devotehostManaged all technical aspects of the company, from provisioning new servers, to maintaining networks and providing technical support to customers. Specialised in cPanel/WHM, WHMCS, R1Soft Data Protection and CentovaCast.
Technical Operations ManagerJanuary 2008 - August 2008BritanniaHostResponsible for the sourcing and deployment of new infrastructure, as well as supporting existing infrastructure and customer websites, on a Shared UNIX platform. Specialised in cPanel/WHM, WHMCS, R1Soft Data Protection and CentovaCast.
<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-shade-834ab9" target="_blank">Ben Shade</a>May 2017Infrastructure Architect, IBM
I have worked with Rob for over 5 years. He is friendly and approachable, and has outstanding technical skills in many areas of IT infrastructure, including networking, scripting, Linux and Windows. He is willing and able to take on large technical builds and challenges, is able to communicate well and manage tasks efficiently. I would very happily work with Rob again, and would recommend him to any employer.
<a href="https://uk.linkedin.com/in/clarepreston" target="_blank">Clare Preston</a>July 2013Technical Deployment Project Manager, IBM@Wimbledon
Rob was a new and valuable addition to our Wimbledon team this year. Rob solved a complicated issue we were experiencing with our imaging solution within a couple of days coming on board. Whenever I gave Rob a task to do, it would be done quickly and efficiently. Despite the long hours on the project, during some of our quieter periods of time, Rob would always be asking if there were any further tasks to be done. I found Rob approachable, with a great work rate and an asset to our team.