Brahim Boucetta

Cloud Architect, VMware/Azure/AWS Network/Security

Moves to Paris

  • 48.8546
  • 2.34771
  • Indicative rate €950 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 12h
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Location and geographical scope

Paris, France
Can work in your office at
  • Paris and 50km around


Project length
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months



  • Anglais

    Full professional proficiency

  • Français

    Native or bilingual

Skills (8)

Brahim in a few words

I am a Cloud Architect (VMware, Azure, AWS) with a specialty in networks and security and Hybrid Cloud.
With 20 years of experiences in IT, mainly as a Freelance and Consultant. I was able to support my clients of various sizes and trades in technological innovation. Starting as a network and security specialist for clients whose IT was based on the on-premise model. Advising and advocating a model that is less compartmentalized and more transversal between IT professions. To then orient myself naturally towards the much more open model of the Cloud. Thus, operating my own technological transformation, by improving significantly my competences in the infrastructure systems. For almost four years working in the Professional Services teams of the software company VMware. I have been able to support many VMware customers in their transformation to private cloud and hybrid cloud (AWS with VMC, Azure with AVS).
I was able to consolidate my skills thanks to several certifications:
• VMware vSphere 6 Foundations (2V0-620)
• VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV)
• VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 - Network Virtualization (VCIX6-NV)
• AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02)
• Azure Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303)
• Cisco CCNA & CCNP (BSCI, BCMSN, ISCW, ONT) & CCIE (drake)


Nokia Technologies

Digital Agency and IT company

Telecom instructor

July 2000 - December 2001

Technical instructor on the Telecom Core IP network platform (2.5G 3G).


Digital Agency and IT company

Network Engineer

January 2002 - February 2003

Technical specifications of interconnection of Equant Backbones with GPRS operators


Digital Agency and IT company

Network Engineer

Paris, France

January 2005 - March 2006

Engineering and Integration of the SFR Core IP Network (GPRS & UMTS).
• Site interconnection and Internet corporate access.


Digital Agency and IT company

LAN/WAN Network Architect

Paris, France

April 2006 - August 2009

Design and Integration of Data Center and Campus.
• Building of a new Tiers4 Datacenter in Marcoussis.
• Environment: Cisco Networks, Load Balancer, Alcatel-Lucent 9700

Societe Generale SA - Société Générale

Banking & Insurance

Network Engineer

Paris, France

September 2009 - March 2011

Design and Integration of Data Center
• Data Center Disaster Recovery design and implementation
• Data Center Interconnect via MPLS backbone
• Merging of the investment Bank (SGCIB) and the retail Bank (BDDF)
• Environment: Cisco Networks, FW ASA, Load Balancers with Global DNS GSS

Orange Business Services - ORANGE

Digital Agency and IT company

Data Center Network Architect

Arcueil, France

April 2011 - December 2014

Design and integration of Data Centers
• Building of a new Tiers 4 Datacenter in Val-de-Reuil with Data Center Interconnect and DC virtualization
• Design of a new Cisco ACI Fabric integrating the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for unified management and automation.
• Integration with OBS’ Internet Backbone, and OBS’ Internet Enterprise Network
• Environment: Juniper Networks, Cisco ACI Fabric (with APIC), VMware vSwitch – BGPv4, MPLS and SOA

banque de France

Banking & Insurance

Data Center Network Architect

Paris, France

January 2015 - December 2016

Architect working on Data Center consolidation and Private Cloud integration to physical DC.
• Design and Integration of Data Center and Campus
• Design of a new private cloud based on the VMware Software-Defined Data Center solution with Network and Security Virtualization including automation use cases.
• Design and implementation of VMware NSX overlay Network to extend virtual DC
• Renewal of the campus and WIFI infrastructure with WAN/MAN migration.
• Participating in tender process (writing requirement, tender selection)
• Environment: VMware SDDC with NSX, Riverbed, Aruba

VMware France

Software Publisher

Senior Consultant – Hybrid Cloud and Security Virtualization – Professional Services

Paris, France

February 2017 - Today

Delivering and implementing VMware based solutions to customers, mainly in Hybrid Cloud environments.
• Design and Integration of VMware NSX to extend Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) to multi-site DC and Public Clouds.
• Disaster Recovery and Burst scenarios with workload migrations
• Assist with clients to define Network and Security Virtualization requirements.
• Review of client’s use case in the context of the VMware Sw Defined Data Center solution portfolio.
• Assessment of client's infrastructure by reviewing current existing Legacy private Cloud, physical infrastructure and public Cloud usage.
• Define business continuity and migration strategy to new private Cloud based on VMware Software-Defined Data Center solution or to public Clouds for Hybrid Cloud.
• Provide comprehensive networking and security services for containerized applications and modern apps on VMware Cloud
• Lead customer workshops and collaborate with VMware virtual extended teams to deliver on customer expectations
• Write the documents defined as deliverable (HLD, LLD, Configuration and Validation Workbook, Minutes)
• Delivery of the full VMware solution on the customer infrastructure with the Hybrid Cloud components on public and private Clouds.
• Cloud governance and Cloud adoption (FinOps, Cloud awareness, Processes and tools, roles and permissions, FTEs reskilling training program with HR, culture change).
• Environment: VMware vSphere, NSX and vRealize solutions (vRA, vRLI, vRNI), VMware Cloud Foundation, HCX and VMware Cloud on AWS



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