About Me

Welcome to Elastic Sky,  you have found my website dedicated to Virtualisation & Cloud technologies.

I`m Paul McSharry, a technical consultant, and instructor based in the UK.

I currently work as a Principal Architect in the Critical Accounts Program at VMware.

I have been an IT professional for 15+ years, with the last 10 years specializing in virtualization, cloud migration, and transformation projects.

I have experience in working with large retail, vendors, service providers, and financial companies.

I am a VMware Certified Design Expert (no #234) and in addition a qualified IT instructor, holding the advanced level VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) credential.

I also hold various other certifications in areas such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft – MCSE, MCITP, Cisco – CCNA, & Software testing/service management.

I am also a published author with VMware;

VMware Press: Official cert guide to the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 DataCenter Design (VCAP5-DCD).

I am also honored to be have been presented the vExpert award for work with the technical community from 2012-Present.

I have also received awards for VMware instruction from VMware EMEA.

This blog has also been voted in the top 50 list of virtualization blogs of 2017, and top 30 in 2018.

I have presented for various online community podcasts, recorded presentations for VMware in their official Learning Zone portal, and participated in panel discussions/breakout sessions & presentations at several VMworld events from 2014 onwards.

Please note disclaimer

All content published on this website has not been authorized or approved by VMware. Any opinion expressed is my own.