About Me

Charlie Gough - Owner of Shifting to the Cloud

Charlie Gough is a Senior Cloud Consultant living in Taunton, UK and currently working for Open Systems, with around 17 years of experience in designing, building, and maintaining IT Infrastructure both On-Premise and within the Cloud.  

Charlie specialises primarily in Microsoft Cloud (Azure & Microsoft 365) technologies, with interests in Cloud & Datacenter Management, Security, and Enterprise Mobility. He likes to help organisations with their journeys to the cloud.  In 2021, Charlie became a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). 

Having worked previously for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as their Solution Design Manager, he was influential in helping to define and drive forward their Digital Transformation and their Data Platform. Working closely with the Microsoft Tech for Social Impact teams.


  • Azure
  • Microsoft 365
  • AWS
  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Cloud Technology
  • Smart Home Technology
  • Classic Rock Music
  • Movies
  • Bass Guitar
  • Xbox Gaming
  • Golf
  • Rugby Union
  • Liverpool FC

This is my private blog and it’s based on my thoughts and experience on and with IT infrastructure. It does not reflect third party opinion. In my posts, you will find web links to third party web sites. I am not responsible for contents these links refer to.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and that it helps you on your journey to the cloud

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