Hi there, my name is Mike Scheerer and I would like to thank you for taking time out of your valuable day to check out my site. A lot of life has passed me by and this is my opportunity to give you a brief fly past of …me and …my life.

I am now 58 years young, working for Infinity IT Solutions as a Senior IT Consultant. I currently live in the village of Cosby in Leicestershire, UK, with my partner Sharon (she truly does deserve a medal for putting up with me).

Together, we are always looking for a suitable opportunity, such as a lottery win (we can all dream can’t we), to make a permanent move to our favourite UK location, somewhere in the area of Porthleven in Cornwall.

Unfortunately there is not a lot of call for IT Consultants in Cornwall, not a lot of call for enterprise class computers from surfers, hotels, restaurants or Cottage rental companies, so a lottery win looks like the only way we will get to make that move before we retire.

I am the proud father of 3 grown up and very independent adults. My son Ben (34 years) emigrated to Australia, several years ago with his wife and family and serves in the Australian Air Force. My daughter Lee (28 years), after 9 years serving in the Royal Air Force, is now in her 2nd year at University, studying to become a Physiotherapist. My youngest daughter Chelsea (24 years) is currently in her 2nd year of University studying to become a Teacher (brave girl).

I work for Infinity IT Solutions as a Senior Technical Consultant and spend most of my days working with and supporting clients running all types of combinations of IBM Power Systems, Puresystems, Flex Systems, BladeCenter and System X Servers and Storage. I have spent a great many years specialising in systems running a variety of Unix operating systems, these days I still do a lot of work with IBM AIX, however, we are noticing a large shift to more cost-effective Linux systems such as Red Hat , SUSE and even Ubuntu, so my time spent with Unix seems to be diminishing as the years go by. I have also invested a great deal of time over the past 5 years working with VMware and have to say that after many years working with Unix, I am really enjoying the work with VMware and proud to have been deeply involved in a large number of successful VMware deployments, with a wide range of clients.

After over 32 years in the IT industry, it probably goes without saying, that I am a lot of a computer geek and I always will be. I just can’t resist a new bit of technology…what about you?

I am a big fan of Apple, albeit, perhaps a late adopter, as my interest in Apple only really peaked after the introduction of the Apple iPhone in 2007, but now ALL of our personal computer equipment comes from Apple and includes the following:

  • Apple iMac 27″ i7 3.4GHz Quad Core (Mid 2011)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with Retina Display
  • Apple iPad (4th Generation) 32Gb Wi-Fi
  • iPhone 6 (128Gb)
  • iPhone 5s (16Gb)
  • Apple TV 3rd Generation

When I can drag myself away from work and my computers, I love spending time with my partner Sharon and our Doberman dogs, Cassie and Wilson, either travelling, walking, striving to take some acceptable photographs or just chilling watching TV and Movies. We also love our motorcycle, which is due an upgrade this year, so watch this space for news about our new motorcycle, when we have found the right one that is…

I am also starting to really enjoy doing some writing, after starting my personal website many years ago, originally running Joomla, I transitioned to WordPress in 2007 and have never looked back.

I will be the first to admit that my writing has, to say the least, been a little erratic over the years, but I am committed to changing that, by putting in some serious writing time. I am going to be doing some experimenting with my writing over the coming months, with both technical and personal articles, in order to find my preferred direction and hopefully you will follow me on that journey and help me out along the way with some comments and friendly critique. I look forward to interacting with you, so please feel free to give me a shout sometime…

You can always contact me through my place of work, particularly if your reason for contact is IT or business related.

If the contact is of a personal nature, then I would ask that you please respect the fact that this is my place of work and I will not be at liberty to discuss personal matters during working hours, so if the nature of your enquiry is personal then please use the contact form below or leave me a comment.

Mike Scheerer
Mike ScheererSenior Project manager
Infinity IT Solutions

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