Mike Manson has been appointed Head of Public Cloud Practice, adding muscle to CCL’s public cloud business unit following accreditations from Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google earlier this year.
Christchurch-based Manson, formerly the company’s Transitions Manager, previously worked at cloud provider Umbrellar. His 20-plus year career in IT covers both technical and business facing roles, from systems engineering and operations to service delivery and transformation.
Manson spearheads CCL’s freshly aligned public cloud practice, following the company’s merger with Revera announced in February this year.
The company’s new-look practice now comprises 80-plus architects and engineers, forming the engine-room driving the company’s growing public cloud footprint.
CEO Andrew Allan said Manson’s appointment added vital horsepower to the CCL client experience in the pubic cloud.
“Universally, enterprises are re-thinking how they put their data to work – and invariably all signs point to the cloud,” he said. “However, everyone has their own starting point. At one extreme you have organisations looking to unbundle legacy infrastructure and add agility layers before sizing up migration. And at the other end you have enterprises who have already lifted big chunks of their digital estates into the cloud.”
“Regardless, operating in the cloud requires a broad set of skills and experience. There are many moving parts and levers to pull to maximise the potential of cloud,” said Allan. “It keeps changing and regenerating, and new services abound. So, it’s one thing to buy cloud services from the likes of AWS and Azure, but quite another to keep everything running and optimised.”
In April this year Spark-owned CCL launched a Microsoft M365 Fast Track service, signing up over 100 clients to Microsoft-funded training and support to take advantage of the full M365 public cloud portfolio.