Ned Bellavance is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Starting as a humble helpdesk operator, Ned has worked up through the ranks of systems administration and infrastructure architecture, and in the process developed an expansive understanding of IT infrastructure and the applications it supports. Currently, Ned works as the Director of Cloud Solutions for a premier IT consulting company in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, specializing in Enterprise Architecture both on-premise and in the cloud. Ned holds a number of industry certifications from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and Cisco. He also has a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA with an Information Technology concentration.
Ned is passionate about new technology and is always trying to separate out the marketing fluff from the reality of the technical fine print. You can find his thoughts regarding the technical landscape on NedintheCloud.com. He also produces two podcasts, Buffer Overflow and AnexiPod, for his current employer. On the AnexiPod, Ned interviews subject matter experts about new trends and developments in the fields of App/Dev, Big Data, Infrastructure, and anything else that is shiny. On Buffer Overflow Ned is joined by cohost Chris Hayner and guests to discuss weekly tech news an insightful and occasionally amusing manner.
In addition to his day job, Ned also authors courses for Pluralsight. You can see his current list of courses on his author page.
You can contact Ned via ned -at- nedinthecloud – dot com or reach out via Twitter or LinkedIn. He also publishes scripts and PowerShell development on GitHub.