We have been working with Matt for more than 10 years now. He knows our system inside out and is the single point of contact for all our infrastructure needs. He is extremely responsive to our requirements and always happy to help. He is a keen problem solver with an attention to detail. We are really happy with this association.Steven Bullen, Technical Manager, The Mandy Network Ltd
Matt is an excellent SysAdmin and helps us when needed. He knows these systems like the back of his hand. He doesn't waste time and gets the job done. We are very happy with him.Darren Sullivan, Head of Development, Cryptografx Security Solutions, Inc
Working with Matt was a pleasure. The level of organisation and detail was critical to the smooth and continuous running of our servers. I cannot say enough good things regarding Matt and what he brought to the table. I look forward to more opportunities in the future.Colin Rendell, Operations Director, Hummingbird Bakery Ltd
He has brought stability and reliability to all our different environments. He brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and knowledge.Sam Lawrence, CTO, FSB Technology UK Ltd
Matt has been invaluable in setting up our Amazon Web Services environment. He has a thorough knowledge of application hosting.Richard Vicary, Technical Manager, LiveBook Ltd
Matt is an excellent sysadmin, meticulous and reliable, and I am very happy to recommend him.Eamonn Vincent, Director and Partner, Media Match Inc
Matt Brock - about me and the services I provide
I've worked in infrastructure for 25 years, originally as a System Administrator focused primarily on installation and maintenance of server hardware and software. I've now moved more into DevOps Engineering with automated provisioning on cloud platforms such as AWS and GCP, using Infrastructure as Code (Iac). For over 10 years I've worked as a freelancer and contractor to provide efficient and dependable infrastructure services and consultancy for about two dozen clients, from small startups to large established companies. I've set up company infrastructures from scratch in a variety of environments, improved and optimised existing infrastructures, managed software and environment migrations, and been involved with a huge range of other application and server projects.
I work mainly with Linux and other Unix-like systems. I have extensive experience with many technologies in a wide range of industries, which enables me to assess the bigger picture in any existing or planned infrastructure. I can rearchitect as needed, optimising for cost, security, stability and performance, before fine-tuning the details and implementing the most effective solutions. My experience covers all relevant areas including web and application servers, load balancing, clustering and redundancy, disaster recovery, caching at multiple tiers, mail delivery, monitoring, virtualisation and containerisation, testing and deployment.
I can operate on a flexible basis for everyday work and also offer ad hoc support for issues outside working hours. I can offer an hourly rate or a day rate for freelance and contract arrangements as needed.
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