CV of Phil Lankester

Last Updated - 2nd July 2019

Personal Details

  • Philip Lankester

  • 9th October 1978

  • 28 Home Mead, Denmead, PO7 6YE

  • 02392 268 524

  • 07470 349 063

  • Full clean license and fully covered for business use


I am a very technical and competent Solutions Consultant and I am proud of the achievements I have made throughout my career. I was first employed in the IT industry in 1996 and have been involved ever since.

I bring a massive wealth of experience and look to further this with qualifications in the technologies of which I enjoy deploying. The majority of my career has been customer focused and has led up to management to a team of 7 people on a very busy service desk. I have since moved to a Consultant role of which I really enjoy its challenges. I am customer focused, have great communication skills and ultimately understand what the customer is wanting to achieve.

Key Technologies that I have experience with are Client & Server hardware, Client and Server Software, All Microsoft Operating Systems, (2003 – 2016 inclusive) Apple OS X (All versions above 10.4) Unix (Ubuntu, RedHat, SCO, AIX, etc.) VMware 4, 5, and 6 including vCloud, Microsoft Office (All Versions), Exchange, Office 365 Active Directory, Azure, AWS, gCloud, Veeam B&R, Zerto, Plesk, Wordpress, Joomla. I have been involved with installations, repairs & troubleshooting throughout my whole IT career. I currently run a successful business called SpidrWeb that specialises giving customers a great online experience. Adding to the portfolio is delivering professional services for large Managed Service Providers.


  • 2018

    QA Training
    AWS Training

  • 2017

    Datacore Storage deployment and maintenance

  • 2016

    Systrack deployment and analysis

  • 2014

    QA Training
    Microsoft Server 2012

  • 2013

    QA Training
    Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration and Installation

  • 2012

    Guildford Training
    Team Management Training

Work Experience

  • 2015 - 2019

    Solutions Consultant, Exponential-e
    Delivering cloud infrastructures & migrations to customers. This can be anything from a small 50 user organisation to 1000’s of users across Europe.

    I have migrated on premises environments to Exponential-e’s geographically dispersed data centres utilising tools such as Zerto, Azure Site Recovery, and even manual lift and shift methods. I have deployed multiple Office 365 environments for customers ranging from 7 users to 500+ users. I have also deployed Citrix XenDesktop 7 to a number of organisations including delivering Citrix ShareFile (Files).

    Key technologies used within this role were VMware vCenter & vCloud, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix Sharefile, Zerto, Azure Site Recovery and much more.

  • 2012 - 2015

    Technical Consultant, Castleton PLC (Previously Montal Group)
    Delivering infrastructures & upgrades to customers (mainly housing associations and sheltered housing schemes). This can be anything from a simple single server installation to multi host VMware installations catering for hundreds of users.

    I have successfully deployed and upgraded VMware VSphere 5.x environments (Hardware configuration of HP MSA SANs, HP ProCurve Switches, and HP ProLiant Servers.) I have successfully migrated Microsoft Exchange from 2003/2007 to 2010, upgraded domains to 2012 R2, Installed and configured Citrix XenApp 6, & 6.5 and delivered Citrix Applications & Desktops to users including the deployment of thin terminals. I have also deployed Backup solutions using VEEAM Backup & Replication and Symantec Backup Exec. Other upgrades and installations may include server builds for an application being deployed by the vendor. Some deployments may require basic firewall changes to Cisco ASA’s or PIX.

More Work experience available on request - email

Personal Interests

I am a proud father and husband with 2 young demanding boys (4 & 5). I love spending the weekend with the family and regularly spend summer in Poland with relatives. I enjoy cars, F1, and my latest enjoyment has been building a successful business with my wife (SpidrWeb).