What’s Up? I’m Ralph

A native St. Louisan and technology enthusiast with more than 15 years of software development experience. The vast majority of my career has been spent assisting companies achieve their software goals through contracting and consultancy. As founder of Aycot Consulting, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide range of products across many different industries and technology stacks. Currently, I work as a Principal Engineer at Lumen Technologies. There, I’m part of the technical leadership team where I focus on development and design for our Cloud and Network offerings. I work with a team of highly talented individuals who collectively run Lumen Cloud, a public cloud spanning 17 datacenters across the world. We have a presence in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Singapore, Great Britain, and Australia.

In the era of Cloud Architecture, I’m at the helm of moving development and operations toward Cloud Native designs. Container-centric models with orchestration platforms like Kubernetes are a passion of mine. I love coding and building tools that enable teams to rapidly deploy software that’s Cloud ready.

Thanks for visiting! I truly hope you find this blog informative and thought provoking.

Ralph McNeal selected for 2018 MRH Alumni Hall of Fame