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Associate Architect Resume

New, JerseY

SUMMARY

  • Cloud solution architect on Amazon Web Services
  • Design, investigation and implementation of public facing websites on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Expertise in Designing cloud deployment strategies that mitigate risk while meeting infrastructure, employee, customer and budgetary needs.
  • Highly competent systems administrator with proven ability in day - to-day running of an IT department and its business IT systems
  • Conduct systems design, feasibility and cost studies and recommend cost-effective cloud solutions.
  • Led IT Management and Systems Administration for the corporate network of 750+ users and 300+ servers in a 24-hour production environment while maintaining 99.9%+ uptime of resources
  • Strong exposure in planning/designing High Availability (HA), DRS & vMotion for VMware Datacenter, consolidation of physical servers towards virtualized environment using VMware vCenter Converter and administration of VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • Expertise in support for Citrix XenApp 6.5, Web Interface, Data Controller & Xen Servers and in installation & administration of Citrix 6.5, 6.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0 on Windows 2003 & 2008 Servers; planned & designed Citrix technologies (particularly along with XenServer and XenApp) and provided administration support for Citrix Environment
  • Handled the migration of physical servers to VMWare platform which led to cost reduction and ease of administration; deployed multiple logging servers to monitor networking devices and Linux systems
  • Data Centre operations as UNIX Systems Administrator; ensured 99.99% uptime of high-end production servers and Storage Area Network (SAN) with TSM Backup environment
  • Member of the upgrade projects that handled upgradation of all Data Center servers (include SunFire E6900,E2900,V890,V880), Storage (DS8300, DS8870, HDS 9990 and 9970)
  • Successfully implemented the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Project for Catalytic & MACH based on the mission risk management framework
  • Valued Member of Systems Management Team, contributing a seasoned broad-based perspective to create pragmatic IT infrastructure strategies and implement plans designed for maximum return at lowest possible cost

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating System: Microsoft Windows (2008, 2003), Redhat Linux, ESXi, Sun Solaris

Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

Terminal Services: Remote Desktop Services, Terminal Services, and Citrix XenApp

Storage: EMC CLARiiON Ax 4-5 i Dual, IBM DS8870, DS8300 SVC

Monitoring: SCOM, Xymon (Hobbit)

Mail Solution: Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010

Patch Deployment: WSUS, SCCM

Active Directory: Windows 2003/2008

Hardware: M1000e Blade Center with Blade Servers (PowerEdge M620 & PowerEdge M820) Systems & IBM DS8870 DS8300, 8700 Storage, IBM Blade Center HS23, HS22 with Blade Servers (7875C3G, 7875K1G) DELL, HP Proliant, IBM X336 Standalone Servers, IBM x3650 M3 Intel Xeon 4C E5620, Dell Power Edge 6800, Intel Based Xeon servers

Networking Equipment: Cisco Networks Routers, Hubs (D-Link, DAX, and Cisco) Switches (Cisco catalysts, D-Link and DAX), VD MUX (PCSI 8000), Team Link Modems, CISCO Catalyst 2600 Switch

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Architect

Confidential, New Jersey

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise, Design, Engineering, and Troubleshooting of the Cloud Environment, collaborate with project managers and engineers to ensure cloud computing best practices are followed and applied.
  • Install and configure the Cloud Management application for the provider (for example, AWS, Azure, or VMware)
  • Creating and Managing Virtual Machines, Load Balancers, Virtual Networks, Managing Resource Manager and Classic storages (Zone-Redundant, Locally-Redundant, Geo-Redundant Storages) on Microsoft Azure.
  • Run Discovery on the cloud resources and define Discovery schedule for recurring Discovery job.
  • Configure default lease settings
  • Approve change requests associated with modifications to cloud resource
  • Serve a critical role to drive the architect/design and implementation for cloud based solutions
  • Approve change requests associated with modifications to cloud resource
  • Define and activate provisioning rules
  • Drive the architecture/design and implementation to migrate cloud-based IAAS, PAAS and SAAS products enterprise architecture and business needs analysis

Senior Consultant/Architect

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out installation, configuration, administration, upgradation & management of VMware, Citrix, Redhat Linux and Solaris
  • Installing, building, configuring & maintaining:
  • VMware ESXi hosts
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) delivering advanced capabilities for replication, disaster recovery management, automated failover, failback and planned migration
  • Citrix 6.5, 6.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0 on Windows 2003 & 2008 Servers
  • Windows/VMWare System Software such as vCenter, Device Drivers and Firmware
  • Servers using Jumpstart Enterprise Tool Kit (Solaris) and Kickstart (Linux)
  • Planning & designing High Availability and DRS, vMotion for VMware Datacenter involving optimization of resources
  • Consolidating physical servers towards virtualized environment using VMware vCenter Converter
  • Creation & administering SVM, ZFS, VxVM and LVM on Solaris and Linux
  • Coordinating with vendors for resolution of hardware issues on Oracle SPARC and IBM
  • Undertaking dynamic re-configuration based on requirements on Zones, LDoms and VMs
  • Controlling user access on production systems using tools like sudo.
  • Managing routine systems using automated shell scripting and cronjob
  • Managing LUN creation/deletion and snapshot using IBM SAN Volume Controller.
  • Creating a chroot jail for SSH access and Harding on server that are in DMZ Zone.
  • Consolidating physical servers towards Virtualized Environment using VMware vCenter Converter
  • Providing administration support for:
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5, Web Interface, Data Controller and Xen Servers
  • Citrix environment including Provisioning Server, XenApp and XenServer; planning/designing Citrix technologies particularly with XenServer and XenApp
  • Balancing load of applications on the Citrix Server through the Load Balancing Utility; providing permanent fixes to problems related to Citrix Estate
  • Followed ITIL Process to adhere the best practices.
  • Expert in analyzing information system needs, evaluating end-user requirements, designing custom solutions, troubleshooting for complex information systems management.

Systems Engineer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Active member of Design & implement Team in enabling IT policies and procedures to protect intellectual property
  • Appending Additional Disk Space to Production Server for Linux Servers
  • Developed templates for deployment on the virtual machine and clones v-motion technology to migrate the servers with zero downtime
  • Successfully carried out:
  • Implementation & maintenance of ESX Server 3.0 by Remote Management Console
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of WSUS 3.0
  • Migration of objects (Users, Computers, Groups) from 2000 Domain to AD 2003
  • Managed:
  • 40 servers with 150 clients, Including standalone Servers, Rack Mountable Servers, Storage, Tape autoloader, Manageable Switch & Hardware Firewall Type of Infrastructure
  • Windows 2003 Domain Controller, Exchange 2003
  • Monitored and ensured proper data backups for Projects / Enterprise Critical Servers (E-Mail, VSS, Proxy (ISA), etc.)

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