Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Name:                                                   David Hill

Career Profile:

Currently working for VMware Cloud Services Business Unit in the Technical Marketing team as a Global Cloud Architect developing and evangelizing VMware’s Go To Market Cloud Strategy and Architecture.

Worked in the IT Sector for 18 years, including eight years self-employed as an IT and Business Management Consultant. During this time spent several years working with virtualization technologies.

Available internationally for contracts in the IT sector immediately. Currently hold a USA L1 Visa and UK Security Clearance to SC level.  Hold a valid UK passport, UK and California driver’s licenses.

Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with an analytical mind, extremely versatile and self-confident.  In excellent health and maintain fitness through playing football/soccer and cycling. Enjoy international travel.

Author of blog site Also on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Core areas of Expertise:

IT strategy and Execution Enterprise IT Systems Time and Resource Optimization
Infrastructure Architecture Information Architecture Data Center Architecture
Cloud Architecture Operational Support Profit and Loss Management
Product & Technology Launches Software Consulting Staff Mentoring
Software Lifecycle Management Business Development Project Management

 Career Achievements:

  • Created VMware’s vCloud Monitoring Reference Architecture.
  • Created VMware’s vCloud Disaster Recovery solution.
  • Managed and lead a team of 10 people to provide global enablement including collateral creation and training to over 3000 field sales engineers.
  • The Lead Technical Cloud Evangelist for VMware vCloud Air.
  • Co-Author of VMware Press book titled “VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT)”.
  • Developed Reference Architectures for beta products before release to market.
  • Defined VMware’s vCloud strategy and provided feedback on GTM (go-to-market) strategies.
  • Designed and installed multiple VMware vSphere and vCloud environments for service providers and enterprise customers through proof-of-concept, pre-production, and production.
  • Designed a green-field virtualization environment to provide a consolidation platform for four hundred physical servers for a public sector client.
  • Designed and deployed a global standard VMware vSphere ESXi 4 automated build for a global financial institution.
  • Delivered technical presentations to over 1000 attendees at VMworld, Partner Exchange, industry recognized conferences, including regional VMUGs across Europe and America.
  • Architected and implemented Orchestration and Life Cycle systems.
  • Personal blog site voted in top 100 best virtualization blog on com in first year of voting.
  • Awarded VMware vExpert status consecutively from 2012 – 2015.




ITIL Agile Waterfall TOGAF

 Online Presentations/Publications:

VMworld 2014 Networking Session VMworld 2014 – Build a Hybrid Cloud vCloud Air Data Protection Overview VMware vCAT Book

VMware, Palo Alto, USA and Home Based UK

December 2013 – Present

Title:         Senior Technical Marketing Architect and Lead Evangelist– Cloud Services (vCloud Air)

  • Lead for launch of Data Protection, Storage tiers, Disaster Recovery and Object Storage offerings in vCloud Air.
  • Lead and managed team of 10 to provide global enablement including collateral creation and provide training to over 3000 field sales engineers.
  • The Lead Technical Evangelist for VMware vCloud Air regularly presenting at conferences worldwide with session attendee counts above 1000 people.
  • Design Enterprise Reference Architectures for customers looking to integrate with VMware’s Cloud offering, covering all aspects of cloud from Compute, Storage, Networking and Operations.
  • Developed Reference Architectures based on Microsoft Packaged Applications to demonstrate how they can be leveraged in a hybrid cloud model.
  • Provide input into Product Management to define VMware’s Cloud Roadmap and strategy.
  • Provide input into Product Management to influence feature requirements for Compute, Storage and Networking in VMware’s cloud offering.
  • Liaise with different product groups on the key areas of cloud that are impacted by new features (Compute, Storage, Networking).
  • Work with solutions architects around DevOps integrations with Puppet and Chef to allow automated and orchestrated deploys in a hybrid cloud model.
  • Test competing cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS) to understand the strengths and weaknesses of VMware’s Cloud Platform.
  • Lead Evangelist promoting VMware’s cloud offering to the virtualization community, including developing social media strategies and online webinar presentations.
  • Manage and promote the VMware cloud strategy with the virtualization community including vExpert’s and VMUG.
  • Provide technical advisement to ISV’s to allow for tighter development and integration with VMware’s vCloud Air offerings.
  • Presented designs and solutions to all levels of corporate management including “C” level.

 VMware, based in Palo Alto, USA

April 2012 – December 2013

Title:    Senior Solutions Architect – Software Defined Data Center – Global Technology Solutions

  • Worked on a global team to develop Reference Architecture for VMware vCloud (vCAT 2/3).
  • Product owner for Implementation Examples document set for vCloud Architecture Toolkit.
  • Developed architecture and engagement service kits to enable VMware field engineers and partners to deliver engagements and solutions.
  • Provided delivery assistance and escalation point-of-contact to local PSO and partners.
  • Designed and deployed multiple vCloud and vSphere environments including proof-of-concept, pre-production, and production.
  • Provided architecture improvements and feedback on beta and current products.
  • Developed best practice recommendations and designed guidelines for customers.
  • Provided project management and technical leadership to assigned projects.
  • Technical author developing vCloud IP work streams.
  • Technical contributor to knowledge base articles, blog articles, and VMware support community forum.

 VMware, Home based, UK

April 2010 – April 2012

Title:    Senior vCloud Consultant– Global Centre of Excellence

  • Lead architect for design and deployment of vCloud customer engagements.
  • Architected application migration solutions.
  • Worked with global team to create and develop Plan and Design services for PSO delivery.
  • One of three global technical leads developing VMware’s vCloud Disaster Recovery Architecture.
  • Project lead developing vCloud Monitoring integration Reference Architecture.
  • Presented multiple technical sessions at VMworld and Partner Exchange to over eight hundred attendees.
  • Created and developed training material for use on vCloud roadshows to train PSO field.
  • Delivered training presentations to PSO field.
  • Tested beta products before release to market and provided feedback to product managers.
  • Defined VMware’s vCloud strategy and provided feedback on GTM (go-to-market) strategies.

Contracted to Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland

November 2009 – April 2010

Title:    Global Virtualization Technical Architect

  • Designed and deployed a global standard VMware vSphere ESXi 4 automated build.
  • Designed and documented Global Virtual Standards for acceptance in five countries.
  • Designed and documented Global Hardware Standards utilizing:
    • HP Proliant DL380 G6.
    • HP Proliant DL580 G5.
    • HP Proliant BL680 G6.
  • Designed disaster recovery solution utilizing VMware Site Recovery Manager.
  • Implemented Orchestration and Life Cycle manager service utilizing Dynamic Ops Virtual Resource Manager.
  • Technical author of Low Level Designs.
  • Technical author of Global Migration Plans.
  • Technical author of Operations Procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to Operational Support teams when required with major service failures.  Production environment containing 5000 VMware ESX 3.5 hosts, and 10000 Virtual Machines running a multitude of Operating Systems.
  • Technical Lead on assigned tasks, working in a globally diverse team split across five countries.

Contracted to BT / Capito for South Tyneside Council Transformation

February 2009 – October 2009

Title:    Virtualisation and Windows Technical Architect

  • Designed and deployed a virtual infrastructure utilizing:
    •  2 x HP C7000 chassis enclosures.
    • 16 x HP Proliant BL460c G6 blades.
    • HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet modules.
    • HP Virtual Connect Fiber Channel modules.
    • VMware vSphere 4 Enterprise Plus edition.
    • The solution provided a consolidation platform for 400 physical servers.
    • Designed and deployed VMware vSphere 4 Enterprise development and test environment.
    • Designed and deployed HP SIM monitoring solution.
    • Designed and deployed Microsoft Windows 2008 standard server builds (all editions).
    • Designed and deployed Microsoft Windows 2003 standard server builds (all editions).
    • Deployed Microsoft SQL 2008 x64 Enterprise clustered solution.
    • Designed and configured Storage Area Network utilizing 2 x EMC CX3-40 SAN devices.
    • Designed and deployed a small 6 server Citrix XenApp 5 farm.
    • Carried out proof-of-concept testing in development and test environments.
    • Technical author of high and low level design documents.
    • Technical author of standard operating procedures (SOPs) ensuring that all procedures followed ITIL guidelines.
    • Technical author of server build procedures.

 Contracted to EMC for BP

October 2008 – February 2009

Title:    VMware Engineer

Contracted to London Development AgencyAugust 2008 – October 2008

Title:    VMware and Windows Architect 

Contracted to BskyBJanuary 2008 – August 2008 (2 Extensions)

Title:    VMware Consultant 

Contracted to T-Systems for the Centrica outsourcing projectJanuary 2007 – January 2008 (4 Extensions)

Title:    Wintel and VMware Consultant 

Contracted to DigicaNovember 2006 – January 2007 (2 Extensions)

Title:    Infrastructure Migration Consultant

Contracted to Accenture for the NHS National programme for ITNovember 2004 – May 2006 (7 Extensions)

Title:    3rd Line Support Engineer / HP Openview Build Consultant 

Contracted to Esteem SystemsJune 2006 – November 2006 (2 Extensions)

Title:    Microsoft and Citrix Solutions Consultant

Contracted to EDS for the Prison Service, then for AON UKMay 2003 – July 2004

Title: 3rd Line support analyst

Contracted to Northern Rock BankJuly 2004 – October 2004

Title: Senior Technical Applications Support analyst/Migration Specialist

Mastercopy LtdNovember 1998 – January 2001

Title: IT Solutions Engineer

Contracted to Unisys for Railtrack/Network RailJanuary 2001 – May 2003

Title: Migration Specialist 

Barry Shaw & Co.July 1997 – May 1998

Title: Computer Maintenance Technician

Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority May 1998 – November 1998

Title: Computer Systems Engineer 

Discovery PartnershipApril 1996 – January 1997

Title: Trainee Computer Engineer

Yarm ComputersJanuary – May l997

Title: Computer Engineer


  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 2008
  • Windows 2012
  • Active Directory 2003
  • Active Directory 2008
  • MS SQL Server 2005
  • MS SQL Server 2008
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • VMware ESX (all versions)
  • VMware ESXi (all versions)
  • VMware vSphere 4
  • VMware vSphere 5
  • VMware vCloud Director (all versions)
  • VMware Horizon View
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center
  • Dynamic OPS Virtual Resource Manager
  • Openstack
  • Veeam Backup and Recovery (all versions)
  • Antivirus products (Sophos/McAfee/Symantec)
  • Microsoft Windows Clustering (all versions)
  • Novell Netware v2.13/v4.11/v5/v6
  • Veritas Volume Manager
  • Veritas Netbackup
  • Veritas Storage for Windows
  • HP Systems Insight Manager
  • HP Openview Operations for Windows

  • HP Blade Enclosures
  • HP Proliant Servers
  • Dell Poweredge Servers
  • IBM Blade Servers
  • Brocade Fiber Swtiches
  • Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • EMC Clarion SAN
  • Iomega PX Storage devices
  • Brocade Fiber Switches
  • Server Rack Builds


Education and References available on request 

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