The Azure Guy

One Guy and Microsoft Azure


Martyn CouplandHi Everyone! I’m Martyn, I’ve been in technology all of my working life, ever since leaving college, I’ve worked in various industries and worked in a number of roles from a Service Desk Analyst, programmer, Systems Engineer, Consultant, Architect and Senior Manager. I live in Hull, England with my wife and two boys.

Currently I am a Senior Azure Consultant with Ensono in the USA. I work with clients on their Microsoft Azure deployments, work on creative solutions to unleash the power of cloud for clients and speak to them about the adoption of DevOps.

Previously I worked for Virgin Atlantic, where I was the DevOps Technical Lead, I am a Microsoft Azure SME as well as having the responsibility of the implementation, education and development of DevOps with teams at the airline. I work closely with a number of people including management, information security, engineering teams and agile coaches to ensure our work is in line with our primary strategy.

Previously I worked for a Microsoft Azure managed service provider called Ensono for eight years. I was lucky enough to travel extensively with this role, visit customers and manage engineering teams, set the direction of those teams and manage a software development team.

I am also a DevOps Ambassador with the DevOps Institute. I work with the other ambassadors in the DevOps community to spread the word of what amazing things DevOps can do for your organisation.

I love to spend time with a business, really get a feel for technically what can be improved, what is holding them back from improvement and going to fix that problem, be that highlighting a process improvement, improving their technology or writing something in-house. I also speak at industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, Future Decoded, CloudExpo, ExpertsLive and a number of smaller, local community events. I’m always open to sharing my knowledge, if you’d like me to speak, get in touch on Twitter or via the blog.