Dave Northey is currently an Independent IT Consultant focusing on Microsoft Azure solutions. He has over 35 years’ experience in the IT industry – most recently working for Microsoft Ireland (where he had been since 1996). His skillset very much makes him an infrastructure specialist; with experience in everything from datacentre design and virtualisation to security and systems management. His roles have included Support (field engineer, regional and country support), Evangelism (educating customers and partners on the latest and greatest) and Technical Pre-Sales (helping customers realise the value of Microsoft Azure). He is a “Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure” – which means he can architect and implement both Windows and Linux solutions on Azure.