Our Cloud Consultants

Our consultants have varied backgrounds, that all complement our core competency of  design, development and integration of IaaS solutions with Cloudstack. It is this combination of deep business, technical and CloudStack skills that positions ShapeBlue  as  the leading provider of IaaS and Cloudstack consultancy

These skills include:

-          Commercial and operational cloud strategy (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)

-          Datacentre and infrastructure architecture

-          Storage design including SAN, DAS

-          Virtualisation (Xen, VMWare, HyperV, OVM)

-          Network design including firewalls, load balancers for multi-tenant environments

-          Systems & process integration (analysis and design)

-          Software development of middleware or portals

-          Project Managment

Geoff Higginbottom. CTO & CloudAtchitect

Geoff is a leading global authority on the design of Cloud infrastructures based on CloudStack and CloudPlatform.  He has designed many global clouds for both public and private cloud use-cases.  He combines his deep cloudstack knowledge with extensive experience in a range of network, storage and compute technologies.  Geoff has    15 years’ experience in corporate and public sector DC infrastructure architecture &  design.

His prior experience includes a consultant role with Logica CMG and  CTO of an IT Services Company. Geoff splits his time between consulting on system architecture &  Cloudstack and Cloud design and acting as ShapeBlue’s CTO.

Paul Angus. Senior Consultant & Cloud Architect

Paul is a highly experienced Technical IT Director includinggroup IT Director of a £1bn property group. Paul has extensive experience in the design of private cloud infrastructures based on CloudStack, with his specialism being VMWare based cluster desgin.



Andy Eardley. Consultant

Andy has an extensive background in cloud implementations and integration projects. He comes from a development background and his experience crosses multiple sectors.

Paul Gosden.Consultant

Paul has been involved with the design and implementation of cloud technologies for the last two years. He has sector experience ranging fom SME, telco to large financial services organisations




Andy Howarth. Consultant

Andy has strong data centre, Infrastructure architecture skills across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems. He combines this with of Cloud and Virtualisation technologies including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, VMware, Hyper-V and VDI



Tariq Iqbal. Senior Consultant

Tariq has an outstanding track record in the design and delivery of complex, high value Cloud and Infrastructure solutions for Blue Chip clients across a number of sectors including Financial Services, Media and Telecommunications.

Laura Johnson. Senior Consultant & Cloud Architect

Over the past 10 years Laura has developed a wealth of IT experience in both technical and business skill sets; key expertise required for delivering complex enterprise solutions. Laura is able to deliver comprehensive infrastructure solutions, providing consultancy in IT strategy, design and implementation of cloud technologies and associated infrastructure.”

Sale Nedeljkovic. Consultant

Sale is a highly experienced systems integration and development specialist. He specialises in the integration of Cloudstack with front-end web portals and other line of business systems



Mahesha Pandit. Consultant

Mahesha has experience in developing and deploying strategic solutions to manage technology inspired change. Mahasha has previously developed programme roadmaps at national levels as demonstrated by developing and driving Scalable Computing Roadmap for UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board.



Steve Parkinson. Senior Consultant

Steve brings a strong development background in both Microsoft .Net and Java J2EE technologies. Steve has extensive experience in migrating business application software to scalable cloud-based solutions and follows a disciplined work ethic with regard to software delivery processes.




Steve Roles. Consultant & Project Manager

 Steve is responsible for managing our Consultancy and implementation teams during customer engagements.  He has sucessfully delivered a number of global customer projects.





Giles Sirett. Managing Consultant.

ShapeBlue Managing consultant. Highly experienced CEO and Technical strategist