Neil Armitage

Solutions Architect, VMware

Neil Armitage, has over 20 years of experience in developing applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in 2012 after working with a Tungsten replication-based solution at TradingScreen and transitioned to VMware in 2014. Neil started his career as a mainframe DBA using IBM DB2. Since that time he has worked on various large scale Oracle and MySQL installations in both the banking and online gaming industries.


We are increasingly seeing larger and larger deployments of both MySQL and application servers to support complex cloud deployments. The days of being able to install, configure and manage individual servers has gone and home brew configuration scripts build using bash, perl and ruby no longer scale to cover 100’s of nodes One of the leading configuration management solutions is Puppet and... [read more]
Database deployments are getting increasingly complex spanning AWS, Openstack and on-premise datacenters. Before cloud solutions became available and reliable most deployments were carried out in private datacenters which had carefully configured hardware and network environments. In the cloud servers are deployed in minutes with very little consideration to where they are and how the networks... [read more]
Database environments are becoming increasingly complex with data being stored in many servers and datacenters.