Welcome to mpsamuels.uk, a collection of information and thoughts on subjects that interest me, Martin Samuels.

As an IT infrastructure consultant I am particularly interested in:

– Cloud computing

– DevOps working practices and automation

– Data Protection, high availability and business continuity

If you wish to connect on a professional level, take a look at my CV. You can contact me from this site or join my professional network at LinkedIn.

Outside of my working day I take an interest in sports, particularly football and NFL. I enjoy running and have completed both the Great North Run and Blaydon Race several times with personal bests of 1:48.10 and 00:43.00 respectively. If you are after a virtual training buddy why not join me at Garmin Connect or Strava?

I am a music lover and regular gig and festival goer. Check out my Spotify profile and playlists for an idea of what I’m currently listening to. My love of music led me to co-founding, the now disbanded, Bear Bones Radio. I helped to broadcast a number of live sessions from musicians local to the North East of England and the results of this can be heard at the archives page.

When out and about I can often be seen with a Canon DSLR hanging around my neck. Examples of my photography can be seen on my Instagram page and licensed for use via Picfair.

I also enjoy computer and console gaming and am interested in most new technologies. If you’re an Xbox One gamer, why not add my gamertag mpsamuels