My name is Matt Allford, I am an Enterprise Storage and Virtualisation Engineer with a Service Provider based out of New Zealand. I work from my home office in Tasmania, Australia.

I have a passion for a lot of technology, focusing on Infrastructure, virtualisation, powershell and am early in my learning path of automation processes and techniques to enhance consistency and reliability. In my previous role I was working at a University as a Senior Systems Administrator where I was the lead architech and administrator for a number of solutions including Microsoft Exchange, ADFS, Microsoft failover clustering and the core Microsoft Windows Services, among other things.

I’ve been awarded with the VMware vExpert award in 2017 and 2018.

I started this blog, Virtual Tassie, in early 2016. Although it’s not massive, the blog has grown larger than I’d ever imagined it and the views are growing month-on-month, so I’m really hoping that people are finding the content on the site to be helpful!

In 2017 I entered Top vBlog 2017 hosted by Eric at vsphere-land.com. I was actually pretty stoked to land position 190 out of 273 valid entries, and I’ll be excited to see how I go in 2018.

I’m very approachable and love to build relationships within the community. Please feel free to reach out and say hi!

Please use the form below if you’d like to get in contact with me. If you’d like to comment on this page, please scroll to the bottom and use the comment form!



7 thoughts on “About

  1. Marian

    Hello Matt !

    Thank you for your ‘vCenter 6.7 Embedded Linked Mode’ article !
    All info about 6.7 helped.

  2. Sajan joseph

    Loved the article about Nimble and unmap command. Quite helpful. thanks much. Having worked at TasNetworks myself, the name of the blog caught my attention. Cheers!

    1. Matt Post author

      Thanks for the feedback Sajan! Glad the blog name caught the eye of a fellow Tassie! 🙂


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