Florent Appointaire

FALA Consulting Owner - Azure Architect

About Me

I started my own company in 2017 after multiple years in consulting. I worked during few years on public, hybrid, and private cloud technologies. I was Microsoft MVP during 7 years, in Cloud and Datacenter/Azure technologies. Feel free to contact me for more information about me.

Work Experience

10/2019 - Present

Azure Architect

  • Azure Infrastructure Architecture for application hosting depending of requirements
  • GxP qualification
  • Cost estimation
02/2017 - Present
FALA Consulting


  • Owner of FALA Consulting:
  • Multiple client/project: UCB, TDJ, Econocom, Olileo, Axentys, etc.
10/2017 - Present
The Digital Journey

Cloud Architect/Team Leader

  • Azure Architecture for different customers
  • Azure Migration for different customers
  • AKS Architecture
  • Hub and Spoke (Landing Zone) implementation
  • O365 Migrations
  • O365 Security audit and implementation (with EMS/Intune)
  • Presales for Azure/O365
  • Innovation about Cloud technologies (AWS/Azure)
  • RFQ redaction to select Antivirus, ITSM tool, Monitoring tool
  • Team Leader for the Operation team (planning, decision, guard role)
12/2018 - 10/2019
DevoTeam CloudOps

Technical Lead Azure

  • Team leading about Azure Technologies
  • Cloud Solution Architect Azure
  • Presales
  • On-Premises to Azure Migration (Brussels Propreté, Hellermann Tyton, Business France)
02/2017 - 10/2017

Team Leader Cloud

  • Team leader for the Cloud practice
  • Azure Architecture for different customers
  • Help customers to migrate to Azure
  • Presales for Azure
  • Innovation about Cloud technologies
  • PowerShell Scripting (API, Azure Automation, etc.)
01/2017 - 02/2017

Cloud Architect/Community Manager

  • Team leading of 5 persons for Azure/Azure Pack/Azure Stack/Hyper- V/System Center
  • Azure Architecture for different customers
  • Help customers to migrate to Azure
  • Presales for Azure/Azure Stack/Hyper-V/System Center
  • Promote Olileo in different events
  • Manage Twitter Account
01/2016 - 12/2016

Senior System Engineer/Team Leader

  • Team leading of 5 persons for the innovation
  • WAP POC with VMWare (VConnect) for Kanselraij
  • Creation of a service catalog (SCORCH/SCSM/WAP/GridPro) for NRB
  • Azure Automation, AzureAD, OMS and migration from ASM to ARM for Aliaxis
  • Implementation of the PaaS/DBaaS for Proximus
  • PowerShell Scripting for NATO (via MCS)
  • Exchange 2003 to O365 migration with ADFS for CHR Citadelle (via NRB)
  • Presales activities (Azure, WAP, Azure Stack, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V)
  • Azure Stack POC for INAMI
03/2014 - 12/2015

Senior System Engineer

  • Security Audit for IFB
  • File, DHCP and Print services migration for the Defense of Belgium (MCS)
  • Windows XP to 7 with SCCM 2012 R2 for Bank Degroof
  • Hyper-V POC for Zetes
  • Architecture and deployment of SCOM for BPOST
  • Private Cloud deployment on Nutanix for Synergics
  • Private Cloud deployment on Cisco FlexPod for Quentris
  • Azure RemoteApp POC for INCA
  • Architecture and implementation of the new network infrastructure for the Commune de Schaerbeek
  • Private Cloud POC for NRB
  • Implementation of Azure ExpressRoute for Aliaxis
  • Azure POC (VPN – Domain deployment) for DevoTeam Group
  • COSN deployment on Cisco VSPEX for Proximus
  • Azure POC (VPN – RemoteApp – DPM with Azure) for UMons
  • COSN deployment on Cisco Flexpod for NRB
  • WAP POC with VMWare (VConnect) for Kanselraij
  • Azure Automation, Azure AD, OMS and migration from ASM to ARM for Aliaxis
  • Presales activities (Azure, WAP, Azure Stack)
11/2012 - 03/2014

System Engineer

  • Administration of Windows Server 2012
  • Tasks automation with Orchestrator
  • Orchestrator integration with SCSM
  • SCVMM Administration
  • Implementation of the SCOM infrastructure
  • Implementation of SCDPM for Hyper-V, SQL Server, SharePoint 2013
  • Administration of SQL Server 2008/2012
  • Implementation of Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Implementation of Symantec LUA and Unix clients configuration (Redhat)
  • Implementation of Symantec Protection Engine for NAS and SharePoint
  • Using of EMC NAS (VNX 7500)
10/2011 - 06/2012
Supinfo London

STA (Supinfo Teacher Assistant)

  • Training certification for CCNA Academic
  • Training certification for CCNA Security Academic
  • Training certification for Microsoft 70-640, 70-642 & 70-646
07/2010 - 11/2012
France Telecom/Orange/OBS


  • Network engineering, configuration and deployment of multiple switches Cisco 3750 v2 POE (ToIP), configuring ASA5505 firewall to protect Orange shops
  • Deployment of multiple firewalls in Orange shops, installation and discovery of a probe Cacti (Debian)
  • Active Directory and Exchange Server 2007 administration, PHP development, scripting Powershell v2 for Exchange 2007 and Active Directory
  • Engineering of a new network for developers
  • Configuration and installation of the new network for developers (Cisco)

Tech Stack

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Network
  • System
  • Development

Soft Skills

  • Leadership
  • DevOps
  • Public Speaking
  • Architecture



  • MSc in Computer Science
    2008 - 2013
  • STI Electrical Engineering Bachelor
    Jolimont, Toulouse, France


  • English
  • French


  • Sports
    Cycling, Handball, Fitness, Rugby, Triathlon
  • Others
    Movies, Music, Speaking at conferences, Video games