Jake Foster Chief Technology Officer

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Jake joined the team in 2011 as Chief Technology Officer with primary focus upon establishing the company’s Technical Solutions practice. He is an well recognised Technical Architect with extensive experience of infrastructure design and implementation across a wide range of platforms.

Jake is a subject matter expert in SAN, high-availability platforms, virtualisation, Enterprise backup, cloud and hosted solutions.

Specialist Areas

  • Technical architect and design authority on cloud initiatives, products and services.
  • Enterprise and SME solutions architect gathering requirements and future business strategies to create a solution to solve the needs of the client working within their budgetary constraints.
  • SAN and storage design, implementation and support of client requirements, based on HP and IBM based storage working within vendor best practices and real world experience, including creating managed services offerings covering daily routines, backups and monitoring.
  • Consolidation of client Data Centre environment, taking into account power and cooling, utilizing hypervisor technologies and HP Blade Systems products.
  • Extensive experience of migration projects, including full Data Centre relocations on-island and pan-European.
  • Leading projects as the Technical Architect through the full IT life cycle (analysis, architecture, design build, test, implementation and on-going support).

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

HPE

  • HPE Master ASE - Storage Solutions Architect V3
  • Master ASE - HP Proliant High Availability and Clustering
  • Master ASE - Storage Solutions
  • HPE ASE - Storage Solutions Architect V3
  • HPE ASE - Service Solutions Architect V4
  • HP ASE - Storage Architect v1
  • HP ASE - Cloud Architect
  • HPE Product Certified - OneView [2018]
  • HPE Product Certified - Nimble Solutions [2018]
  • HPE ATP - Datacenter Solutions V1
  • HPE ATP - Storage Solutions V3
  • HP ATP - Server Solutions V2
  • HP ATP - Bladesystem Solution Integration
  • HP ATP - Server Administrator V8
  • HP Support Certified - Industry Standard Server Solutions
  • HPE Sales Certified - Enterprise Solutions
  • HPE Sales Certified - IT Business Conversations
  • HP Sales Certified - Converged Infrastructure Solutions
  • HP Technical Certified I - SMB Solutions
  • HP Sales Certified - Support Services Level 2
  • HP Technical Certified II - Enterprise Solutions
  • HP CSA - Converged Infrastructure Administration
  • HP Blade System and Proliant Service Qualifications
  • HP Certified Systems Administrator (CSA)
  • HP Certified Systems Engineer (CSE)
  • HP APS/APP/APC covering Converged Infrastructure, Proliant, Blade & Storage Solutions (EVA,MSA,P2000,P4000,P6000,P9000,3par)

VMWare

  • VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization
  • VMware Technical Sales Professional
  • VMware Sales Professional
  • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)

Citrix

  • Citrix Certified Sales Professional

Veeam

  • Veeam Availability Suite - VMSP
  • Veeam Availability Suite - VMTSP
  • Veeam ONE - VMSP
  • Veeam ONE - VMTSP
  • Veeam - VMSP
  • Veeam - VMTSP

Microsoft

  • Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA): Windows Server 2012
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCSE 2003

Brocade

  • Brocade Certified Fabric Professional (BCFP)
  • Brocade Certified SAN Designer (BCSD)

IBM

  • IBM Certified Systems Expert

Storage Networking Industry Association

  • SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert

Other Accreditations

  • ITIL Foundation

"I like to help businesses succeed through strategic thinking, innovation, re-engineering and technology adoption"