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Principal Consultant Resume

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Houston, TX

Seasoned, results-driven Storage Architect and Consulting Firm Principal with 15+ years experience

saving companies $millions by implementing cost-effective yet secure disaster recovery and tiered backup solutions across distributed networks and business-critical server database, email and virtualized environments. Extensive expertise in architecting, conceptualizing, planning, designing and deploying high-performance Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructures. Successful manager of numerous business-critical migration and disaster recovery projects. Expert technical resource for organizations such as Confidential, Nuveen, Exelon, BP International, University of Texas Health and Science Center, NYC Dept. of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Department of Homeland Security, Ernst & Young, Compaq, University of Texas Medical Branch, Duke Energy and more.

  • Leverage broad business experience, technical knowledge and analytical skills to help organizations achieve strategic objectives and articulate a vision for the future.
  • Adept at clearly establishing priorities, managing risk and driving timely completion of complex, large-scale projects.
  • Skillful communicator and negotiator, approaching all projects with a sense of urgency and an uncompromising commitment to operational integrity.

Storage Architecture: DR/Backup, Data Migration, Storage Management, Tiered Storage

System Assessments: Firmware Management, Change Control, Defect Management

Data Management:Storage Resource Management, Virtualization, Security, QoS

Project Sponsorship/Management:Documentation, Inventory Control, Vendor Selection

Servers:Linux, Wintel, UNIX, VMware


Confidential, Houston, TX12/2009 – Present

President/Principal Consultant
Key Client Project Accomplishments(through Hitachi Data Services):

  • Client: Confidential
  • Preconfigured multiple Oracle Sun Solaris T3-2 servers, creating hardware RAID volume on the servers with Raid 1e 3 disk 448 GB and 1 spare per server. Created iSCSI connecting to HDS AMS 2100s using category 6 cables.
  • Installed current patches, configured the Solaris iSCSI initiator and set two-way CHAP Authentication.
  • Conducted knowledge transfer to SFCC technical team.
  • Client: Confidential
  • Successfully migratedHitachi Storage Services Manager software (HSSM)/Report Optimizer from 6.0.4 to HSSM 9.4.
  • Installed HSSM 9.4 and performed HSSM test server upgrade; also manually upgraded CIM extensions on servers Windows 2003, Win 2008, Linux and Solaris. Completed all test server upgrade requirements.
  • Client was very satisfied with on-time results, citing positive attitude and flexibility.
  • Client: Confidential
  • Central resource leading implementation/integration of operational SAN solution into client’s production environment. Planned and scheduled implementation, testing, knowledge transfer and turnover. Supplied client with SAN tactical design and implementation plan information.
  • Reviewed requirements and determined major project target dates/schedules.
  • Conducted interviews, developed a physical design document, determined the methodology and established client constraints that would govern parameters, timeline and implementation options for the Service. Gathered data about client’s environment and analyzed to help drive the solution design for SAN implementation.
  • Installed and configured ICL, Brocade FX8-24 blades & Advanced Extension licenses in dual DCX-4S chassis; also implemented DR local and remote routers to bring up the FCP Link that connects HDS USP-V subsystems for replication.
  • Client: Confidential
  • Engaged to manage implementation of Cisco MDS 9506’s switches with FICON service, enabling Exelon to migrate from legacy FICON McData switches. Provided FICON implementation services that included configuring Cisco 9506’s, assisting customer with research maintenance for z/OS and HDS USP-V subsystems, assisting team with recommendation and updates to the IODF after FICON hardware install, management software & cabling design.
  • Installed and authenticated Fabric Manager Server and Device Manager; also completed initial configuration on Cisco switches. Assisted client with bringing ports online and reconfiguring zoning rules, implementated HDS Hi Track, and test Call Home alerting
  • Lauded by client for “hard work and devotion”.
  • Client: Confidential
  • Brought on board to upgrade Client’s Hitachi Storage Services Manager software to v6.3 and Device Manager software to v6.0. Also requested to upgrade Storage Services Manager software CIM extensions on client’s Host Servers.
  • Resolved numerous technical issues and upgraded HSSM from Version 6.04 to HSSM 6.3.0 after ensuring readiness of client’s storage infrastructure elements by verifying hardware, software and storage environment prerequisites.
  • Installed Storage Services Manager CIM extensions on supported Host Servers.
  • Provided knowledge transfer to client’s technical staff by sharing Storage Services Manager software best practices and software’s upgraded features and functionality.
  • Praised by client for “a great job”.
  • Client: Confidential
  • As HP Storage Consultant, provided project management for implementation of Storage Essentials 6.2/Report Optimizer. Also directed UT staff on XP24000 data migration project to ensure best practices, resource coordination, risk management and documentation.
  • Supplied step-by-step Storage Essentials 6.2 and xpdata migration project plans, deployment documentation and hardware/software requirements to UTHSC staff.
  • Installed Storage Essentials 6.2/Report Optimizer base software configuration on vendor requisite server and storage hardware. Coordinated vendors and HP on-site resources that would perform on-site host discovery and mapping.
  • Researched and advised client on advantages/disadvantages of HP XP External StorageWorks and XP Auto LUN tools purchased to migrate data from IBMShark to HP XP 24000. Ensured client successfully migrated with minimal front-end outage.

Confidential, White Plains, NY/Boston, MA 03/2009 – 03/2010

Data Storage/Backup Manager 1 year
Directed globally dispersed team of 17 storage/backup professionals providing daily operational support for long-term administration of enterprise SAN/NAS and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions for enterprise outsourcing services to clients. As Architect for storage, replication and backup/recovery strategies, improved existing infrastructures for Confidential clients.
Key Accomplishments:

  • Drove and coordinated multiple projects with vendors EMC, IBM and Brocade, establishing management/support of SAN/DR/Backup solutions running on EMC DMX4, CLARiiON, Celerra, NetApp, Avamar, Data Domain, Cisco, Brocade, RecoverPoint and Global Mirror.
  • Successful in producing significantly more cost effective, secure and responsive infrastructures for clients, through an integrated set of managed infrastructure services.
  • Utilized strong Knowledge Exchange (KX), technical documentation and communication skills to present ideas in a user-friendly language to Infrastructure Outsourcing Clients.

Confidential, Brooklyn, NY 1 year
Key Accomplishments:

  • Conceptualized, architected and recommended a 3-phase multi-fabric inter-site project that enabled New York City agencies to upgrade DR/Backup capabilities by using a Brocade switch/router technology connected over a DWDM network. System design provided auditable, controlled resource sharing between fabrics/sites and supported security context containers/administrative separation.
  • Leveraged expertise in facilities/capacity/storage/backup planning to ensure full support for VMware, Windows and Linux/UNIX environment. Advised business units on developing/maintaining storage for these separate platforms. Also coordinated efforts between various datacenters to design and implement a storage migration plan.

Confidential, Fairfax, VA 03/2004 – 03/2008

Principal Storage Architect 4 years
Key Accomplishments:

  • Met challenge of building a storage practice at DHS/FEMA that created a world-class continuity of operations (COOP) site.
  • Designed/installed a composite core edge fabric SAN infrastructure, consolidating heterogeneous server and storage, centralizing management and increasing performance and scalability.
  • Selected vendors to implement a continental-based SAN fail-over infrastructure between primary FEMA site (West Virginia) and secondary sites (Texas, Maryland). Also deployed enterprise software/hardware backup solutions in FEMA production and test environments.
  • Built new infrastructures for other FEMA locations using Oracle RAC clusters running on Linux Red Hat 4.0 OS with Oracle 10g database on Storage Arrays and HP Business Copy, Storage Essentials 5.0 and 5.5, RMAN, HPCA Oracle Data Guard and
  • Hired several Storage Administrators for WV, TX and MD datecenters.
  • Efforts produced $8MM revenue for the vendors.

Confidential, Lyndhurst, NJ 02/2003 – 03/2004

Senior Storage Consultant 1 year 1 month
Key Accomplishments:

  • Presented best practice recommendations for implementing a heterogeneous SAN in client Data Center and documenting the physical location of servers, storage and labs, to facilitate merge of 2 independent fabrics into a single larger fabric within a 6-month timeframe.
  • Automated labor-intensive reporting, planning, provisioning and configuring, by introducing storage resource management tools.
  • Dramatically improved data recovery/application consistency and ensured successful replication between NY to NJ Data Centers, by working closely with vendors.


Storage Technology: SAN, NAS, iSCSI, ATA, FIBRE


Hardware: FC Switches, Tape Libraries/Silos, Storage Arrays, FC Switches, Server Technology
OS: Wintel, Netware, Solaris, AIX, HPUX, Linux, Unixware, Open VMS, VMware
Databases: Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase
Networking: Cisco, Extreme, NEC, Foundry


B.S., Information Technology (Network Technology Specialization)
Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management
Network Engineering Management

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