About Mitesh Chauhan
Hi I am Mitesh Chauhan, an Azure Cloud Solution Architect.
This is my blog where share articles and thoughts on IT Infrastructure topics. I will be covering mainly Infrastructure, Azure IaaS and SQL Server. I hope someone finds the articles useful and helpful.
I have written these blogs for two reasons, one being a reference for myself to come back to. The second and main reason which I aim to provide is information which general official “how to” articles leave out. What I have found are articles tend to focus on how it SHOULD work when in reality it is not always so straight forward.
I started the blog in 2012 not really knowing what I was doing but wanted to give it a try. My first few articles were getting hits from all over the world and people were writing to me to say thanks for the articles and how the information has helped them in their jobs. This was amazing how I could easily reach people globally AND help them. So I will continue to do much more of the same. My focus over the last few years has been pretty much 100% based on Microsoft Azure IaaS.
I started off as a second line IT application support engineer (after my work experience years through school as first-line). This was working at Nestle in York, UK. I learned a lot there and it was a great environment with great people. Then I moved to London in 2001 to work for an IT consultancy firm and I found this difference to be huge. I HAD to learn the latest technologies and be able to confidently stand up and talk about them to customers which was quite scary at first. But it gave me a chance to learn several technologies to a good level starting with Windows Server and SQL Server (Implementation and Admin).
I have spent many years since then designing and building Microsoft server-based solutions for well over 100 well-known brands in and around the UK in sectors such as government, retail, banking, media, transport etc. I have had some excellent opportunities to work on some really great projects and work for a fantastic Microsoft Gold Partner, IMGROUP. IMGROUP are an award winning consultancy specialising in BI systems. Working in this environment has really made me up my game significantly. Since IMGROUP I moved to an Azure infrastructure focussed Microsoft Gold Partner, Dot Net Solutions who are now New Signature. Working here I have learned a LOT more as it has allowed me to focus purely on Azure infrastructure which is where I wanted to focus my career.
My approach is to listen to customers and provide a solution that works for them, not what anyone wants to sell and then to make sure delivery is of a high quality and the customer is happy.
I hope you find something useful in my blogs and please do contact me or follow me on Twitter using @MiteshChauhanUK.
Thank you for reading and I would love to hear from you if you have any feedback on any articles, good or bad is OK with me.
Find me here…
Twitter – https://twitter.com/MiteshChauhanUK