Hi, I am Ludo

Ludovic Rivallain

Senior Virtualization engineer at SII Group

I am a passionate senior Virtualization engineer with 13 years of working experience. I belong to an Infrastructure Experts entity, to guide our customers in their cloud journey. I offer guidance and best practices recommendations, and I design, test and validate infrastructures that suit customers needs.

I also maintain a technical blog: vuptime.io focused on virtualization & IT automation.

Fast Learner
Problem Solving
Assertiveness
Team Work
Communication
Creativity

Skills

Experience

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VMware Senior Consultant
SII Group.

July 2016 - Present, Rennes & Bordeaux, France

SII Group is a digital services company with an international dimension with a wide geographic coverage with 88 locations spread over 4 continents.

Responsibilities:
  • Attached to the Infrastructure Experts entity, I guide our customers in the think and build operations related to cloud computing solutions. I especially contribute to the realization of Cloud Providers platforms and I am in charge of the automation for final customers-facing solutions.
  • Engineering and level 3 support
  • Automation of Cloud Provider platforms
  • Consulting: Working closely with sales, customers, development teams
  • Trainer for VMware products, Cloud Computing introdution, OpenStack user and administrator

Tech-leader private-cloud operations
OVH

November 2014 - July 2016, Rennes, France

OVH is a French cloud computing company that offers VPS, dedicated servers and other web services. OVH owns the world’s largest data center in surface area. They are the largest hosting provider in Europe, and the third largest in the world based on physical servers.

Responsibilities:
  • Creation and management of operations teams for OVH cloud offers
  • Virtualization tech-leader role
  • 24/7 on-duty service with planning management
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SII Group.

January 2007 - November 2014, Lannion & Rennes, France

SII Group is a digital services company with an international dimension with a wide geographic coverage with 88 locations spread over 4 continents.

VMware junior consultant

January 2011 - November 2014

  • Think & build & support to run, of Orange Business France Cloud Computing offers.
  • VMware trainer for internal employees and customers.
Web qualification engineer

January 2007 - December 2010

  • Technical and functional validations of several products
  • Creation of validation platforms and test protocols

Protocol qualification engineer
One Access Networks

April 2006 - December 2006, Paris, France

Global network virtualization specialist helping operators & service providers to deploy agile, open NFV.

Responsibilities:
  • Network protocol validation of multi-protocols routers
  • Pre-sales consulting and documentation of automated platforms for validation
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Project examples

Hobbies

vUptime.io Blog
vUptime.io Blog
Owner

My technical blog focused on virtualization & IT automation.

Details
Ansible - VMware modules
Contributor

Creation of Ansible modules for VMware vCenter management.

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vro-package-diff
Owner

A diff tool for VMware vRealize Orchestrator packages files

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vcdextproxy
Owner

An AMQP to REST proxy for VMware vCloud Director Extensions

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VcdExtMessageWorker
Owner

RabbitMQ message worker for vCloud Director Extensibility SDK

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vrocli
Owner

vRealize Orchestrator command line interface

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Self interests

Rock climbing, Canoe-kayak, Music festivals 🎵

Achievements

vExpert program

  • ★ 2018
  • ★ 2019
  • ★ 2020 (+ Cloud Provider sub-program)

Please have a look to my vExpert profile page

🏅 Certification

VMware Certified Professional

  • Data Center Virtualization 2020
  • Data Center Virtualization 5

Graduations

  • Bachelor degree: Voice over IP and systems administration (IUT Lannion, 2006)
  • Undergraduate degree: Telecom & networks (IUT Lannion, 2005)