About Rob

Rob Clarke
Infrastructure Engineer & Cloud Architect at IBM

Information & Technology Services
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

 

Rob specialises in working in Data Centre environments, with an keen interest in Computer Networks, Server Systems and Cloud Computing.

Summary

Since joining IBM in 2011, Rob has worked with many major clients, across multiple industries and business sectors, utilising many different platforms. He currently works in a number of operations roles, managing server systems and networks for many of IBM’s top clients.

At IBM, Rob’s interest in Computer Networks grew, and he is now actively working towards expanding his knowledge in this area.

Before joining IBM, Rob studied Computer Science, Electronic Products, Information Technology and Psychology at Bay House School & Sixth Form, in Gosport. He also spent time at various web hosting companies, where he gained a number of important skills. Rob’s position at SimplexWebs gave him a great insight into the world of Web Hosting. He continued with SimplexWebs up until their second birthday, when he moved on to IBM to further his career.

Experience

August 2011 - Present

Infrastructure Engineer & Cloud Architect

Rob is responsible for the day to day running and deployment of servers and networks within IBM’s growing global business. He specialises 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 provides and supports services for multiple clients, across a wide variety of industries (Public & Private Sector), using a mix of different platforms and technologies.

 

Projects:

August 2009 - August 2011

Chief Technology Officer

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.

August 2008 - July 2009

Technical Director
devoteHost

Managed 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.

January 2008 - August 2008

Technical Operations Manager
BritanniaHost

Responsible 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.

Recommendations

July 2013

Technical 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.