MattArtley.Online

MSP Pro of 13+ Years, Hosting and wordpress expert, DIY Electronics and Keyboard enthusiast

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About Me

Having made my way up through the ranks of MSP positions, I left the management team of a large sussex based MSP to branch out on my own. I have over 13 years experience working in and running IT Helpdesks and Project teams. I have delivered projects for single office staff, and for premier league football teams. I have been deploying production servers since Server 2003. I have advanced knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP, Networking, and the OSI model.

To date I have completed 2 Autotask + Datto RMM implementations, one from scratch and one as a migration from Connectwise. One with consultation assistance from Autotask, and one without. I have adopted over 12,000 endpoints into Datto RMM and configured monitoring policies for them all.

2010 I started learning and working with electronics. In this time I have built close to 150 mechanical keyboards, either for myself or for private customers. I have built a handful of synthesizers and stomp boxes. I’ve built my entire hifi, headphone amp and dac. I can fix most things.

I dabble in wordpress and hosting, I can build, host, and support your site. I work with a designer, so together we can offer an entire bespoke website solution.

Skills Matrix

Good
Bullet_PinkEletronic Device Repair
Bullet_Teal Mac Support
Bullet_PinkFirewalls and Routing (Cisco)
Bullet_TealInfrastructure / Cabling Install
Bullet_PinkHome Cinema / AV Setup and Install
Better
Bullet_PinkWordPress
Bullet_TealVMWare Vsphere/ESXi
Bullet_Pink Hosting
Bullet_TealIRIS / SAGE / Accountancy Support
Bullet_PinkAutotask / Datto RMM
Best
Bullet_PinkSME Support
Bullet_Teal Solution Architect / Network Design
Bullet_PinkFirewalls and Routing (Non-Cisco)
Bullet_Teal Microsoft: Anything
Bullet_PinkAccount Management
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Professional Portfolio Highlights

BHAFC – Amex Stadium & TG

Network Redesign and Install

  • During my Tenure at IT First, Delivered by Focus Group
  • I designed the new public and corporate network
  • Network to support 15000 users
  • 1gb/s and 10gb/s internet lines
  • NAC/PAC = Clearpass
  • Management = Aruba Airwave
  • Switches = All Aruba, ZL5400 and 2930F
  • Over 100 new switches
  • OSPF
  • No-Downtime install and migration

Wave Leisure

Account Manager, Colo and Growth

  • During my tenure at IT First
  • Growth – 8 sites to 17
  • New decentralised corporate network
  • New diverse supplier WAN strategy
  • No expensive comms
  • Redundant and resiliant core network with multiple weighted routes for every production link

Websites

barneysdeli.co.uk

mattartley.online

ajt.support

Personal Portfolio

synthesizers

mechanical keyboards

hi-fi

Blog

IONOS by 1&1 – Honest review

I have been hosting websites for over 10 years and i’ve worked with quite a few providers, and had quite a lot of different levels of “hosting”. Currently I have a few hosting contracts. I have quite a lot of shared hosting, but I’ve also just invested in a VPS – I’m concerned it’s going…

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Sonicwall Gen 7 – Not fit for market

Throughout my career there has often been experiences which have left a bad taste in my mouth. Or clear demonstrations of bad customer service. My most recent, and still ongoing experience with SonicWall I think has put me off selling their stuff for life. I have worked at Gold, Silver and Registered partners. I’ve sold…

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HPE Smart Path… Not very smart

HPE Smart Path may be causing you significant performance issues. You should turn this off if you aren’t using enterprise SSDs. If you build an array it will be on by default, it will bypass your cache and this could give you a significant performance impact. I have an RDS farm for 200 users. They…

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LiteBringer

Got a bit interested in crypto, got a small wallet and read about LiteBringer and thought you’d give it a go? Me too! Here’s my thoughts, opinions and tips for LiteBringer Elevator pitch: If you play idle games on your phone, this might be the game for you – for the most part it is…

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