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Anthony works as a Cloud Solutions Architect at NetApp in the EMEA Azure Business Group.
My name is Anthony Mashford, I am a Cloud Solutions Architect working for NetApp. I specialise in working with customers to help them understand Microsoft Azure and how it can transform the way their business functions and help drive innovation. I have more than two decades of experience working across various verticals including public sector. From start-up companies through to large enterprises, I have helped design, implement and support a wide range of environments. My career started as a field engineer, before moving onto the help desk, then second and third line support for Data Center operations and customer platforms. After that I progressed to infrastructure architecture and design, more recently specialising in technical pre-sales. For the past twelve years I have been working for Microsoft Partners within the Microsoft Partner Network. During that time I have gained a wealth of experience & knowledge in varying infrastructures and topologies. Since 2012 I have been focused on cloud, specifically Microsoft Azure, I really enjoy helping my clients envision and plan their journey to the cloud. I have a real passion for cloud computing and how it is democratising the world of IT, allowing everyone to achieve huge compute power that until recently was only available to large corporations with enterprise scale environments and very deep pockets! I work with organsiations to help them transform and grow their business using Azure and to understand where they can take advantage of its flexibility and scale.