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Sr. Storage Engineer Resume

Atlanta, GA

OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a Sr. Solutions Architect / Sr. Storage Engineer position with a progressive company where advancement and personal growth is encouraged

SUMMARY:

I have excellent leadership skills in the IT industry. I have done several senior technical level roles in my past; leading and managing major projects to successful completion. I was the Lead of Confidential s Email Storage Team. Where I trained and managed my team successfully. I later took operational management roles and led all projects to successful completion. I have excellent communication and presentation skills.

SKILL:

  • EMC Control Center (ECC)
  • EMC TimeFinder Suite (Mirror/Clone/Snap)
  • EMC SRDF - Symmetrix Remote Data Facility: Synchronous & Asynchronous
  • EMC Open Replicator
  • EMC Solutions Enabler: SYMCLI
  • EMC Symmetrix: From Symm4 to VMAX
  • EMC Clariion: All CX series
  • EMC Celerra
  • EMC Performance manager
  • EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer (SPA)
  • EMC Symmetrix management Console (SMC)
  • EMC Storage Scope
  • EMC Navisphere Manager
  • Change Management
  • EMC MirrorView/SnapView
  • EMC NaviCLI
  • EMC PowerPath
  • EMC Connectrix Manager
  • Cisco Fabric manager and CLI
  • Brocade FC Switch
  • McData FC Switch
  • Unix: SUN Solaris, AIX, Linux, VMware ESX
  • Windows
  • Macintosh OS
  • FCIP, iFCP, Gig-E
  • 3PAR InServe E200, S800
  • 3PAR InForm
  • IBM DS4500, IBM DS6000, FastT series
  • IBM Storage Manger/ TSM
  • VERITAS Storage Foundation
  • VERITAS CLI & VERITAS Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Access

WORK - EXPERIENCE:

Sr. Storage Engineer

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Managing large technical projects, including upgrades, consolidations, migrations etc.
  • Provisioning storage with SMC, ECC and Symcli /Symaccess (VMAX)
  • Day to day storage administration and provisioning
  • Storage migration using EMC Open Replicator
  • SRDF data replication management
  • TimeFinder Snap clone and Mirror application management
  • EMC Clariion and Symmetrix Management

Sr. Operations Manager

Confidential, Cary, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Managing large technical projects, including upgrades, consolidations, migrations etc.
  • Provisioning storage with SMC and Symaccess (VMAX)
  • Day to day storage administration
  • Storage migration using Open Replicator junior storage administrators on SAN best practices
  • SRDF data replication management
  • Timefinder Snap clone and Mirror application management
  • EMC Clariion and Symmetrix Management

Sr. Solutions Architect

Confidential, Deerfield Beach, FL

Responsibilities:

  • Managing large technical projects, including upgrades, consolidations, migrations etc.
  • Building new Windows and ESX servers and adding them to the SAN. Configuring VERITAS Volume Manager and DMP etc.
  • Running performance analysis on Oracle DB, SQL DB and DB2 performance issues.
  • Configuring newly purchased Clariions, adding new DAE’s etc. Configuring NAS data movers and cge’s to replicate across data centers.
  • Creating VM farms, adding ESX to new farms and provisioning storage to VMware ESX servers from CX-level to the creation of datastores.
  • Architecting a new Data Center for disaster recovery and migrating all servers and storage arrays from old DR facility to newly developed DR center.
  • Building Brocade LSAN on Brocade 7500 for FCIP between multiple data centers.
  • Regular day-to-day storage request and increase in storage requests across multiple OS types: AIX, Linux, ESX, Windows, Solaris.
  • As part of EMC’s recommended best practice, converted all hard zones to soft zones.
  • Replicated data asynchronously across multiple Clariions with MirrorView/A, used SnapView for local replications.
  • Re-architected storage layout for multiple Oracle DB servers
  • Decommissioned server /storage on multiple server OS types.
  • Creating File system on NAS. Creating CIFS shares etc.
  • Provisioning storage from EMC Clariions, IBM DS4500, IBM DS6800 and EMC Symmetrix.
  • Creating and building Windows Cluster, both physical and logical build.
  • Migrating LUNs, mirroring LUNs at host level with smit for AIX servers and VERITAS for Solaris, Linux and windows OS.
  • Worked with EMC, DELL and IBM as a vendor and the main point of contact.

Sr. Solutions Architect

Confidential, New Orleans, LA

Responsibilities:

  • The bulk of my job here was to assist in designing a better solution for their data center.
  • And also knowledge-transfer.
  • I taught the Confidential SAN personnel the use and functionality of EMC Control Center, Performance Manager and Storage Scope.
  • I implemented the installation of Control Center to centralize management of their SAN.
  • The Confidential SAN, implements the SAN virtualization technology.
  • They have IBM SAN Virtualization Controller, behind which is an EMC storage array: Symmetrix-DMX3, DMX4, and DMX 3000.
  • The meta-devices on the DMX are virtualized into MDISKs and eventually presented to servers in the form of VDISKs. I assisted in the design architecture and operational administration of SVC.
  • This environment had only Cisco switches: two MDS 9513 and several Cisco New Edge Blade servers. Embedded in these 9513’s were Generation 1 SSM cards, which we used for Recovery Point data protection. As a certified SAN specialist I assisted in maintaining their SAN effectively.
  • I did lots of performance analysis on their environments to ensure efficiency.
  • I designed and set up alert notifications within ECC to aware the Confidential personnel when vital incidents happen to their SAN like disk failures, FA failures etc.
  • This was a Team project. And I worked closely with my team to accomplish all assigned goals.
  • Designed the redirection of VMware ESX Servers access to storage via SVC instead of from the Symmetrix directly.
  • Provisioning storage from EMC Clariions, IBM DS4500, IBM DS6800, FastT series and EMC Symmetrix.

Lead Storage Admin

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • In lieu of the then need to have all island storage accessible to all MSS servers I designed and implemented the consolidation of multiple island SAN’s within Confidential ’s data center successfully.
  • In late 2007 Confidential DPS came up with the intent to migrate most of their data from EMC arrays to 3PAR arrays. I designed and analyzed both array vendors and developed a Performance Analysis report detailing the performance statistics of the then current EMC against the tested 3PAR array. Saving Confidential close to ninety thousand dollars in expense from the alternative of using EMC professional services.
  • Successfully migrated from McData SAN switches (64M2 and 24M2) to Cisco SAN switches when they reached their EOL/EOSL.
  • Designed and presented quarterly performance analysis on the entire SAN.
  • Worked extensively with EMC local Replication software: TimeFinder/Mirror and Clone suite.
  • Worked with and supervised the day-to-day implementation of CDL/EDL
  • Configured SMTP server for ECC email alerting.
  • Executed to successful completion with zero down time, the de-commission of Sun 480/280 servers.
  • Designed, installed and architected a Development lab environment to mimic the operational production environment as a SANDBOX.
  • Executed to successful completion with zero down time the cleanup of VCMDB database to promote ease of troubleshooting and efficient FA-port utilization.
  • Executed to successful completion with zero down time the cleanup of Zone database.
  • I have an expert level knowledge with EMC Connectrix Manager troubleshooting and functionalities, as well that of Cisco MDS 9000 series and Brocade.
  • Facilitated in the rebuild of MSS DirMaster servers for RMAN
  • Designed, architected and implemented a plan to switch from RAID1 0 to RAID 5(3+1) data protection to save cost.
  • As part of my job as the Lead I thought all the junior members of my team EMC storage technologies to comprehension in the form of knowledge transfer.
  • General SAN monitoring of alerts, drive replacements, connectivity port issues, supervise Symmetrix Microcode and clarion Flare upgrades etc.
  • Working experience with EMC Symmetrix, Clariion, McData switches, Cisco MDS, SUN Solaris OS, 3PAR E200, S800, 3PAR InServe, 3PAR InForm.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver results on target.
  • Provisioning storage from EMC Clariions, IBM DS4500, IBM DS6800, FastT series and EMC Symmetrix.
  • Extensive knowledge in Storage design, architecture and implementation
  • Designed, architected and implemented disaster recovery with the implementation of iFCP and FCIP.
  • Provided continuous after hours support for storage and backup systems, working close with other teams in the organization to avoid any business or service impact.

Sr. Storage Administrator

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Experience with SRDF migrations: Both host based and Array based migrations.
  • Experience with TimeFinder/Mirror/Clone/snap functionalities and troubleshooting to locally replicate data.
  • Designed architected and implemented the installation of new servers to the SAN. From physical cabling to the SAN switches to zone creation, mapping, and masking of storage.
  • Worked extensively on EMC Symmetrix DMX series, Clariion CX3-80, CX 700, Cisco MDS 9000 series, McData 64M and 32M2.
  • Experience creating clusters with VCS and provisioning to clustered servers.
  • Designed and implemented the migration of storage local to a server to a tier 2 SAN storage.
  • Experience with NetApp NAS filer. Creating NAS volumes, expanding File systems on a need to basis.
  • Experience with initial configuration of clarion and Symmetrix storage arrays to work in the respective environments placed.
  • Extensive experience with zoning, mapping and masking via ECC and TS via SYMCLI.
  • Experience configuring CIFS and NFS protocols to publish file systems over IP to servers connected.
  • Experience with Emulex, Qlogics and Sun Leadville HBA Adapters.
  • Provided continuous after hours support for storage and backup systems, working close with other teams in the organization to avoid any business or service impact

IT Analyst

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Provided support for end users by resolving computer software and hardware issues
  • Responsibilities included the accurate identification and troubleshooting of support calls to resolution.
  • Provided excellent customer service to all Confidential clients.
  • Managed support cases and followed up with customers as required.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting interface servers, application/database servers, legacy and Nextgen Systems.
  • Maintained and upgraded all network related hardware and software.

Storage Administrator

Confidential, Fargo, ND

Responsibilities:

  • Addition of new servers to the SAN. From cabling to zoning, mapping storage and finally masking storage to server.
  • General Troubleshooting of the entire SAN.
  • Experience with persistent binding and updating the sd.conf file for SUN Solaris servers.
  • Experience administering both Host-based and Array- based data migration.
  • Administered Business continuity software such as Power Path to ensure redundant access to storage.
  • Worked with EMC’s NAS device; the Celerra NS series. This is the File server that provides both a CIFS and NFS protocol to publish File systems over IP to hosts.
  • Maintained backup software including VERITAS and EMC Timefinder.
  • Thorough understanding of the flow and architecture of data clients to its conversion to save sets then to storage nodes and eventually to the library device itself.
  • Worked with Cisco, Brocade and McData switches and developing a good understanding of their architecture, topology and functionality. In addition to Emulex, Qlogics and Sun-Leadville HBA adapters.
  • Overall knowledge of the entire SAN and NAS from actual configuration of Hyper-volumes/ LUN (STD, BCV, Meta volumes, DRV etc) on physical disks and mapping them to FA ports and providing these hyper-volumes/LUN to host HBA via masking.
  • Extensive knowledge of EMC’s data replication software both local and remote replication to promote and maintain business continuity.
  • Worked to provide and ensure continuous communication and redundancy in the storage array by effectively planning and setting up FA ports to have redundant access to storage to enable business continuity in the case of a failover.
  • Provided continuous after hours support for storage and backup systems, working close with other teams in the organization to avoid any business or service impact.

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