We Live in the Cloud

JustTheCloud (JTC) was created over a coffee between two like minded IT nerds, as a place where we can store useful articles, tools, tips and tricks we pick up on our travels. At the moment it is just the two of us but as time progresses, we welcome input from like minded virtualisation/IT enthusiasts. Hopefully you find something of use to you on here.  Leon is our newest member and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to JTC.  As you will see below, all three of us work as VMware TAMs, and if you want to know more about what a TAM is, then our friends at VM Guru summarised it perfectly here

Peter Bladen

As a Technical Account Manager (TAM) for VMware I work with a small number of large Enterprise & Government customers as a consultant within the VMware Professional Services Organisation (PSO) Team in the NEMEA region.

I have used Virtualisation Technologies for a number of years and love the way products and services are now more connected both onsite and within the cloud.

I am VCP 3, 4, 5 and 6 certified for Data Centre Virtualisation and love Open Source Technologies.



James King

I am a UK based Virtualization and IT Technology specialist, working as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) for VMware.

I love my work and have worked with Virtualisation and other Enterprise IT based technologies, in particular VMware, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, Juniper and Microsoft products. Prior to working at VMware I was a Solution Architect for a Global SI, and a Senior Engineer focussing on VMware and Microsoft Technologies.

I am a VCP 4, 5, 6, and 6.5 in Data Centre Virtualisation, in addition to an MCSE, CCA, Security+ etc. As a self confessed nerd, and a VMware employee, I have access to a lab to get to grips with new technologies, and still like to get my hands dirty as they say, when ever possible.  You can find me on twitter as @virtualjames



Leon Warren

Leon Warren is a Technical Account Manager (TAM) for VMware with over 18 years’ experience in the IT industry. Before becoming a TAM, Leon worked for over three years in the Professional Services section of VMware as a Senior Consultant, designing and delivering VMware SDDC solutions; specialising in vRealize Operations Manager, vSphere and Site Recovery Manager. Prior to working at VMware, Leon worked as a Technical Consultant for Dell, again in the Professional Services section of the organisation. Before this, Leon spent 10 years at BT in Ipswich, playing a large part in the formation and growth of the organisations VMware virtualisation strategy.



James Edwards

Having spent over 20 years in the IT industry, James started his career as an IT engineer, building his career in positions as Senior Engineer, Pre Sales Engineer, IT Manager to Product Management. Keeping close to the ever changing world of technology.
During this time James has built, managed and delivered technical security accreditations, architected, built and managed both IT infrastructures and an engineering team. His area of focus has always been on managing, delivering and evangelising the technology and security aspect of the IT market. This can be seen through his work at ZyXEL, Vodafone and VMware.

Since joining VMware in 2012, James has presented at numerous industry, analyst and technology partner events, raising both enablement and awareness as to the benefits of virtualisation security. Whilst enjoying his current position of Snr. Technical Account Manager working with numerous industry verticals and helping them move forward with their digital transformations


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