Digital Nervous System Making Incredible Software, Incredibly Simple

About

Thanks for visiting my site! My name is Damian Flynn, and this is my weblog about various technical subjects and the occasional personal topic.

Personal Information

I live with my wife, Breege, and our daughter in the West of Ireland. When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I’m enjoying model helicopters, planes and quads (drones), or if the weather is not kind, I can be buried working on home automation.

Professional Information

I’ve been in the Information Technology field since 1993. Along the way I have worked as an engineer and administrator for multinational’s in manufacturing and services sectors dealing with large and complex IT infrastructures. My experience spans from digital data collection networks, Telco’s and VoIP based technologies, I am currently specialising in Networking and Server Virtualisation and Containerisation (VMware ESX, Hyper-V, Docker), currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged and Hybrid Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automation for repeatable processes in “Dev/Ops” scenarios, leveraging Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Microsoft’s Azure Pack. Currently, I work as the “Corporate Infrastructure Architect” with Lionbridge Technologies based in Ireland, while also serving as a director for a Wireless ISP.

I have a keen interest in Cloud Computing from both a business strategy and technical viewpoint and have presented sessions on building and managing Private/Hybrid Clouds at a number of industry events. I am also honoured to be a Microsoft MVP - System Center Cloud and Datacenter since 2011, and a Cisco Champion since 2014, I can be found tweeting at @damian_flynn, and have published a number of white papers, technical articles and webinars; with my recurring motto of “Making incredible software incredibly simple.”

In addition, I am a former contributor to Petri.com, a technology knowledgebase website with technical articles, how-to’s, tips, and news.

I currently have four traditionally published books to my credit, the first two published by Wiley/Sybex, and the latter by Microsoft Press:

  • Microsoft Private Cloud Computing (with Aiden Finn, Hans Vredevoort and Patrick Lownds), published around Tech-Ed Europe 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Installation and Configuration Guide (with Aiden Finn, Michel Luescher and Patrick Lownds), published in early 2013
  • Building a Virtualized Network Solution (with Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher and Alvin Moralse), published in March 2014
  • Building a Virtualized Network Solution (Revision 2) (with Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher and Alvin Moralse), published in August 2015

All of these books are available from Amazon.com and other major booksellers.

If you’d like more information, my LinkedIn profile is available here.

Disclaimer

Any views or opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

Contact Me

If you’d like to send me an e-mail, you can reach me at info at damianflynn dot com.