CV of Phil Lankester
Last Updated - 2nd July 2019
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 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.
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2015 - 2019
Solutions Consultant, Exponential-eDelivering 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.