Adam Birds

Disaster Recovery Engineer

Manchester, UK

About Me

Adam Birds

IT Consultant

I currently work as an IT Consultant for HW Technology. Previously I worked for UKFast, one of the UKs leading web hosting companies. I have always been technically minded and enjoy how I can keep learning new technologies every day due to how the industry evolves on a daily basis. My passion for technology is shown daily in the work I do. I always strive to be the best I can be which is one of the main reasons I dedicate a considerable amount of spare time to self-learning and improving my skills in many areas of technology. My main focus currently is on improving my Linux skills further, an area I hadn’t had much exposure to before I started at UKFast, this said however my knowledge of Linux and my ability to administer Linux based systems have improved greatly to the point where I managed the disaster recovery for most of the clients Linux servers using the open-source disaster recovery solution Bacula as well as other general Linux Administration Tasks whilst working at UKFast. I also worked on administering a Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 environment as well as completing my usual tasks as part of the disaster recovery team.

I now manage and support a hosted desktop environment on a daily basis as well as manage our clients local systems, networks and workstations. During my usual day I will work with both Windows and Linux servers, ensuring they are running as efficiently as possible to ensure a great service for our clients.

My hobbies in my spare time include playing and watching sports, predominantly football and going to play golf, watching movies and TV Series, photographing cars, gaming and tinkering around with different pieces of technology such as building and customizing parts of my PC and Laptop. This includes me dedicating some of my spare time in improving my technical ability and skills.

Education

Professional Qualifications

Linux Essentials

College

St John Rigby College

3 A-Levels A-B in:

  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Statistics

High School

Up Holland High School

8 GCSE’s A*-C in:

  • Business Studies
  • Additional Science
  • Science
  • ICT
  • Maths
  • English
  • Geography
  • Physical Education

1 OCR National in ICT – Distinction

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