Chief Technologist - Networking, Security & Mobility @
Practice Solutions Architect @ Dimension Data
Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Economics @
University of the Witwatersrand
A proud member of the Logicalis UK family, coming to terms with the fundamental shift in our market towards IT as a utility and the consumption models that surround it. Happy to lead a team of amazing people that are there to help on your journey to the cloud, to optimise and automate of your IT environment
A proud member of the Logicalis UK family, coming to terms with the fundamental shift in our market towards IT as a utility and the consumption models that surround it. Happy to lead a team of amazing people that are there to help on your journey to the cloud, to optimise and automate of your IT environment with SDx, who will transform where and how you work and who will help you build your service defined enterprise!
Always on the hunt for real talent to join our crew - so if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, want to be inspired by your work and colleagues, and ultimately just want to be happy where you spend the most of your waking hours - drop me a note!
I am CCDE certified (2014::39) and feel very privileged to belong to such an exclusive club!
A dedicated father and husband, petrolhead and biker.
Solutions Director @ Directing solutions since 2015! Leading the best team of architects and pre-sales consultants in the UK. We are responsible for driving our company vision to be the best IT solutions & services company as seen by our customers, our partners and our colleagues through innovation, quality and commitment to first class service.
The team covers all technology areas: Analytics, Collaboration, Networking, Data Center, Security, XaaS - from single project engagements all the way to the most complex of annuity based managed services deals.
It's like Ghostbusters, but for IT! From July 2015 to Present (4 months) Chief Technologist - Networking, Security & Mobility @ The man tasked with creating the networking, security and mobility reference architectures, and our go-to-market strategy for the next few years. Working with lots of very clever people both within Logicalis globally and our key vendor partners to ensure we are able to leverage technology to solve our clients' business challenges and reach their business objectives.
The goal is to engage with our clients' decision makers and strategists, listen to their vision and requirements, and align the latest technologies in my fields to overcome the gap from where they are today, to where they want to be tomorrow. From May 2015 to Present (6 months) EMEAPractice Solutions Architect @ Solutions Architect with a focus on Data Center, SDN and ADC technologies.
Working with our key clients to ensure that their network infrastructures are able to meet business requirements, and that the solutions proposed hit the Big 5 (Scalable, Flexible, Secure, Available, Serviceable)
I endeavour to form lasting relationships with clients, to fill the role of trusted advisor and be an extended part of the team to solve business challenges with smart and simple technology solutions. From June 2014 to April 2015 (11 months) UKPrincipal Consultant @ Data Center Network design specialist for the Logicalis Pre-Sales team
Supplying clients with world class enterprise network solutions using Cisco and other leading vendor technologies.
Specialist areas include routing and switching architectures using Cisco IOS and NX-OS, Cisco ASA and Checkpoint firewall solutions and Citrix and F5 load-balancing designs, and introducing leading edge technology to scale the data centre such as DFA and FabricPath.
Also focused on converged data centre networks (Network, Storage, Compute) and associated orchestration including SDN. From April 2012 to May 2014 (2 years 2 months) London, United KingdomInfrastructure Consultant @ Infrastructure design and implementation consultant, specialising in campus and data centre networks. Responsible for creating enterprise class network designs for Block clients using the latest Cisco hardware and complimentary technologies.
Proudly involved in getting the Morgan Stanley wing of GOSH online, providing both wired and wireless comms for GOSH staff and more importantly ensuring Cartoon Network is available in the wards! From September 2011 to April 2012 (8 months) London, United KingdomNetwork Technical Specialist @ Responsible for the design, implementation and management of internal and external network infrastructure. Projects managed end to end, including the initial design phase, plan, presentation to management and technology heads, budgeting and final implementation and verification.
This is the role that really helped cut my technical network teeth, and solidified my feelings for Cisco and F5 technologies in particular. Working in financial services also exposes you to the rules of stringent network design, implementation and testing! From August 2006 to September 2011 (5 years 2 months) Channel engineering manager @ Sell, design, deploy! Got my hands on military grade secure laser wireless tech, and then covered pre and post sales for this US manufactured solution. Worked with some of the biggest financial, insurance and GSM providers in South Africa to solve a bunch of last mile challenges. From 2004 to 2006 (2 years) Systems administrator @ Spent most of my days driving around southern Africa in the company BeeEm learning to drift and avoid speed cameras, while also designing, deploying and managing a point-of-sale solution for all the Maxiprest retail branches. Got involved with network and compute, a bit of DBA, a touch of Cognos reporting - basically the perfect feet wetting for a fledgling IT guru! From 2002 to 2004 (2 years)
Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Economics - Honours @ University of the Witwatersrand From 2001 to 2002 Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Economics @ University of the Witwatersrand From 1997 to 1999 Richard Alexander is skilled in: Cisco IOS, Cisco NX-OS, F5 BigIP, Checkpoint, Juniper, Bluecoat, CiscoWorks, eHealth, SNMP, NX-OS, Cisco Technologies, WAN, Cisco Nexus, Data Center, Pre-sales, Cisco Certified, CCNP, Security, Load Balancing, Network Design, MPLS, Virtualization, Active Directory, Networking, Infrastructure, ASA, Cisco ASA, Juniper Technologies, Cloud Computing, Network Security
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