- Over 5 years of experience as SAN and Storage Administrator in Information Technology (IT) including EMC Storage, SAN Administration, and System Administration.
- Hands - on experience with various Brocade enterprise directors
- Configuring, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMAX systems which includes but not limited to Thin-Provisioning and Automated Storage Tiering
- Experience in administrating, maintaining, and troubleshooting EMC Symmetrix V-Max, DMX4, DMX3 and VNX Clariion CX-3/CX-4 series.
- Experience defining the inside and outside plant (ISP/OSP) physical network architecture for Datacenters. This includes driving the technology evolution of the physical networking plant within and between datacenters and colocation facilities.
- Experience creating Virtual Storage Area Networks to create a redundant environment to prevent data loss through zoning on Brocade Networks.
Windows XP, 7; Windows Server 2003, 2008; Client/Server, Active directory, SMS, Dameware, Putty, SecureCRT, Symcli, Unix VI, Brocade DCFM, Brocade SAN Health, Brocade Network Advisor, Terminal Service/RDP, Remedy and CA Ticketing Systems,
EMC, IBM, Netap, Brocade, Sun/Oracle, HP, DELL, Fluke, Hitachi
Storage Area Network Administrator, Confidential, Conway, AR
Coordinated scheduling and implementation of fiber network infrastructure to servers, switches, and storage arrays. Implemented standard procedures for scheduling including, change management, contingency management, resource management and integration of multiple schedules,
Ensured the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of Storage Area Networks, Monitored, maintained, supported, and optimized the storage arrays as well as the Storage Area Networks to which they are attached. Resolved issues, managed workload, and balanced priorities through frequent interruptions while meeting specific, time-sensitive deadlines. Conducted general maintenance and administration of SAN Fabric and Storage Arrays. Created Virtual Storage Area Networks through zoning to create redundancy and prevent data loss. Participated in service restoration calls for supported managed SAN Fabric and Storage Arrays;
Performed firmware updates on SAN Fabric switches. Automated and scripted various tasks/jobs as needed in Unix VI. Created reports as required on various components. inventory, licensing, etc.
Data Center Planner, Confidential, Conway, AR
First year subcontract employee of Axciom as a data center planner, remaining tenure direct Axciom employee. Integral part of data center planning team starting.
Design and implementation planning for enterprise data centers. Communication with various server hosting, SAN, NAS, and mainframe teams to identify network requirements. Consult with network engineering team to resolve standards issues or approve deviations or firewall issues. Arrange space and power with data center facilities team. Coordinate cabling with contractors or on-site wiring team. Create change control documents. Attend change control meetings to present project information and resolve implementation issues.
In charge of SAN Fiber Infrastructure in all data centers while maintaining, cable management and redundancy, including implementation of patch panels, fiber trunks connecting multiple pairs of Brocade DS5300 switches in each data center to the core Brocade DCX switches. Connecting multiple types of storage arrays (EMC, Hitachi, IBM, Oracle,
Water Line Location Technician, Confidential, Jacksonville, AR
Used maps, grids, and specialized equipment to locate underground water mains and water service lines. Designed Microsoft Access database for new ball location project allowing technicians to locate water mains more efficiently.
Cable Technician, Confidential, Little Rock AFB, AR
Network cable removal and installation of upgraded Cat 6 cable. Cable termination. Made patch cables and set up new server racks/switches. Tested entire networks for redundancy. Troubleshot/fixed all issues and problems that arose.
Computer Systems Analyst, Confidential, Little Rock, AR
Provided computer technician support for Staffmark and Stephens Inc., using Dameware, Active Directory, VNC server, and SMS. Provided hardware and software support using remote desktop software. Direct customer helpdesk support. Set up VPNs. Front end support for users, terminals, printers, and miscellaneous devices. Monitored back office operations for in-house and remote users. Created new user accounts and network shares.
Systems Technician, Confidential ., Little Rock AFB, AR
Support for LAN Specialist coordinating and providing system engineering and technical support for network problem resolution within the 19th Medical Group. Assisted in management of the medical treatment facility local area network and wide area network connectivity. Managed network electronics; tested, installed, and certified wiring drops; terminated and maintained network cable.