I am Mark Carlton an Independent Data Centre Consultant based in the UK

“All my views are my own and not that of my employer”

For the past 15 years I have worked across Europe in various roles within the channel from end-user through to Distribution working closely with multiple mainstream vendors. I started out as desktop engineer working in for different end-users slowly building my career and expertise becoming and Data centre Consultant specialising in Data Storage and Management, Virtualisation, Disaster Recovery and Protection.

I am active on social media but new to writing blogs. I often present at customer and industry events which is where I most often share my views but have now decided to try my hand at putting this knowledge into a blog to share. From being active on social media I have become a member of the NetApp Advocate program, (The NetApp A Team) and been a part of this global team for just over a year now. The experience of been on the A-Team has taught me a lot over this past year both through things I have learnt about the industry whilst providing me insight into new and upcoming solutions. As well as introducing and elevating me within the social media world to new people.



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You can follow me on twitter – @mcarlton1983


Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with the my wife and 2 boys. I also enjoy Rugby, cycling both MTB and Road and when I get chance to squeeze in a round of golf.