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San Storage, AdministratoR

SUMMARY:

SAN Administrator with extensive experience in the maintenance of storage hardware, solving technical issues, handling restore operations and optimizing storage systems.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

EMC Storage Troubleshooting Cisco MDS HP Storage NetApp OCI Disaster Recovery

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hardware:

SUN SPARC: Enterprise class servers, UNIX, AIX, HP - UX, Linux, ESX

Wintel: HP DL380 G series & DL585 G Series, C Class Blade servers

Storage: EMC VMAX, VNX HP 3PAR, 9500, Hitachi Tagmastore USPV, USP

SAN: CISCO MDS, Brocade, McData

Software Products:

Operating Systems: Windows 2k/2003, Sun Solaris 8, 9 & 10, AIX 5.2 & 5.3, HP-UX 11.x, VMware

Storage Software: EMC Unisphere, NaviSphere, HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console, SRDF, NetApp OnCommand Insight, Storage Navigator, Hitachi Command Suite, Brocade Network Analyzer, Data Center Network Manager, Fabric Mgr, Commvault

CLI: SYMCLI

CRM/Ticketing Systems: HP Service Manager, Remedy ARS, BMC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

SAN Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting Tier 1 & Tier 2 EMC and HP 3PAR storage arrays.
  • Providing day to day support monitoring VMAX, VNX, HP 3PAR storage arrays and CISCO SAN switches to ensure the environment is stable.
  • Work with application and server groups for storage provisioning on AIX, Linux, VMware and Windows servers.
  • Provide EMC SRDF replication and HP Storage Replication/Mirrors administration for Disaster Recovery efforts.
  • Troubleshoot hardware issues on Storage Environment and co-ordinate with multiple team as a single point of contact to resolve break/fix issues.

Confidential, Raritan, NJ

SAN Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Managed daily operations of the Storage Area Network with an emphasis on the infrastructure supporting specific corporate applications.
  • Maintained a stable, predictable, and scalable Storage environment to protect business critical data.
  • Worked closely with GDC Operations to maintain current infrastructure with required new releases.
  • Responded to failure and alert event notifications 24x7 to ensure capacity demands.
  • Monitored performance and SAN connectivity to ensure availability and prepares, schedules, documents storage assignments w/ System Administrators, related infrastructure teams, management staff through a regulatory change management system and other documentation.
  • Oversaw and remediated SAN device/application (access, performance, and event) alerts to identify potential incidents. Escalated incidents to ensure capacity management, data storage integrity and performance service level objectives are met.

Confidential, Warren, NJ & New York, NY

Vice President | SAN Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Provided EMC and Hitachi SAN storage solutions for Confidential North America supporting multiple-operating systems running UNIX, AIX, Solaris, HP, Windows, Linux & VMware.
  • Configured VSANs, Zones, CISCO MDS - Fabric Manager, Device Manager, Brocade Fabric Manager and CLI.
  • Created LUN metas, mappings and SRDF pairings. Thick and thin LUN provisioning on V-MAX and Fast VP arrays.
  • Provisioned Clariion storage with NaviSphere.
  • Supported SAs in troubleshooting SAN issues such as initial storage configuration, path and storage failures.
  • Worked on major storage migration projects for 111 Wall St (NY), Weehawken (NJ), Tampa (FL) and Silver Springs (MD).
  • Participated in weekly meetings with PMO’s, SA’s and Business technical leads to ensure current and future projects met SLA’s for SAN storage.

Storage Integration | Vice President | System Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed servers to ensure storage requirements were met.
  • Partnered with the TCRS (Technical Capacity Request System) development team to define SAN storage requirements through proof of concept/UAT testing.
  • Performed BAU capacity planning and quarterly long term forecasting that enabled management to run reports to assess future needs.
  • Reviewed projects requesting new and additional SAN storage submitted thought the TCRS system.
  • Ensured storage amounts requested were justified based on facts/figures and not just random storage amounts.
  • Reduced initial storage amounts requested as appropriate to drive efficiency and cost savings averaging about $1million per year.
  • Team member on the Aperture work flow system that tracked status of new and existing SAN storage projects.
  • Worked with compliance on audit, PCM and RCSA documentation.

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