About Michael Coutanche

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I’m currently working as a Senior Consultant at Silversands Ltd specialising in Datacentre and Hybrid Cloud Solutions. My involvement in the IT industry spans back over 23 years and has included various roles.

I began as an apprentice at British Aerospace Defense Systems Ltd but shortly after completion, took on a role at Weymouth College. I spent over 11 years as the Systems Management & Development Engineer managing their server and network infrastructure, watching the transition from NetWare to NT4, 2000, 2003, 2008 and finally from a physical to predominantly virtual environment. More recently I worked as a Consultant at Dorset Network Solutions, advising small to medium businesses on designing, installing and supporting a variety of technical solutions. Due to the nature of the roles I have been fortunate enough to undertake, I have a wide background of technical skills, although over the past few years I have been lucky enough to specialise in specific areas of interest.

Along the way I have achieved various Microsoft accreditation, such as MCSE in 2012 Server Infrastructure, Productivity and most recently Cloud Platform and Infrastructure having passed the 70-533 and 70-534 Azure exams.

On the rare occasions when I’m not working, updating my blog or posting on the TechNet forums, I enjoy motocross or a more leisurely few days carp fishing.

Core Competencies

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Hyper-V
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager ‘SCVMM’
  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager ‘SCDPM’
  • Microsoft RDS

Other Technology’s

  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Veeam

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