me_vmware_pa_smallWelcome to Elastic Sky,  you have found my website dedicated to Virtualisation technologies.

I`m Paul McSharry,  an independent  virtualisation consultant, and instructor  based in the UK.

I have been an IT professional for 18 years,  with the last  10 years specialising in virtualisation, working with large retail, vendors, service providers and financial companies.

I am a VMware Certified Design Expert  (no #234)  and in addition a qualified IT instructor, holding the advanced level VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) credential.

I also hold various other certifications, such as an MCSE, MCITP, CCNA, various VCPs  & VCAP-DCA/DCD.vcdx_small

I am the author of the VMware Press :Official cert guide to the  VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Design (VCAP5-DCD).


I am also honoured to be have been presented  the vExpert award  for work with the virtualisation community from 2012-2016  and  received awards for VMware instruction from VMware EMEA.

I have presented for various  online community podcasts, recorded presentations for VMware in their official Learning Zone portal, and participated in panel discussions / presentations at VMware Europe 2014 & 1015.

I am available for training, support  and consultancy contracts.

Previous clients include VMware EMEA & US, Xtravirt, Global Knowledge, PriceWaterhouseCoopers,   & The London Clinic