About Me !!

Welcome to my Blog., here’s a little snippet about me:

I’m Alan Burns, an IT Professional based in Sunderland “The True North East” of the UK. I’ve been working in IT for a little over 12 years now – starting from the bottom on a 1st Line helpdesk, progressing through the ranks of Desktop support, Engineering, Cloud Platform Engineering Team Lead and then onto Platform Architecture & DevOp’s Manager at Daisygroup. where my team is responsible for all things “DevOps” and “Automation” from the Design, configuration and implementation of varios products and tooling into a varied cloud solutions for our multi tenant platform offerings.

I’m a hands on techy and true believer in Virtualisation and Cloud solutions, I like to get my hands dirty with the toys and like to have a good understanding of the complete technology stack from top to bottom.

I’m also an active Leader for the North East England VMware User Group (VMUG) and the AWS North East User Group where we strive to bring the latest technology to the region via various means and methods to increase the knowledge and attendees at our quarterly events.

Family Life : I’m a proud Husband and dedicated father of two great children that keep me on my toes, AKA Dad’s taxi, most weekend you’ll find me in a field watching U’11 Football, life is never dull.