Simon Blandford - Infrastructure Architect - Onepoint Ltd
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Simon Blandford – Infrastructure Architect

Simon has over 15 years’ experience in using Linux, including using it as a main working desktop for over a decade. He has administered Red Hat and Ubuntu-based production servers for over a decade including web servers, mail servers and databases.

Simon is familiar with all the main Linux distributions. He is a Red Hat certified engineer (at RHEL version 5), a Cloudera and MapR Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop, and a Talend Administrator. He has delivered projects in PHP, Perl, Javascript, C, C++, Chef/Ruby, Puppet and Bash, including embedded applications.

Recently, he worked on the automated deployment of Weblogic and Tridon onto Redhat 6 servers using Chef. He has worked with a Xen/SAN based data centre running almost thirty virtual servers and a VMWare infrastructure across three data centres hosting about eighty virtual servers managed using Puppet and monitored using Nagios.

At One Point, he has facilitated, or co-facilitated, training courses in Zimbra v5-v6 system administration in London and Cloudera Hadoop v3 system administration. He holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering.

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