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Summary

  • Confidential is an Infrastructure Architect specialized in specialized in delivering highly available solutions on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Virtualized Infrastructures VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix in Data Center and large corporate and datacenter environments. With an established track record of approximately 15 years, Julius has extensive experience designing custom Microsoft Infrastructure architectures, including Hyper-V, Lync 2010, Active Directory, BizTalk, SharePoint, BizTalk, PKI, and Exchange Server. He specializes in design, build, test, migration, capacity planning, and disaster recovery, integration, and security strategies leveraging proven ITIL based consulting methodologies.
  • Confidential has also worked as an Independent Consultant, specializing in Windows and VMware deployments, migration, capacity planning, and disaster recovery, integration, and security strategies.

Experience

  • Confidential was a lead virtualization architect for a data center migration and upgrade project.
  • Project Scope
  • Migration of legacy Dell infrastructure to CISCO UCS NetApp/Flexpod Reference Architecture across 2 data centers
  • Architected and managed the migration of 3rd party hosted environment to a vBLOCK 720
  • Build out of two secondary production data centers 20 Chassis and NetApp 3370
  • Upgrade of VMware vSphere from 4.1 to 5.0 and 5.1
  • Key Deliverables
  • Detail Design
  • Build and implementation guides
  • Risk Mitigation Plan
  • Vendor Comparison Presentations
  • Backup/Recovery approach

Confidential

  • architected PCI compliant VDI solution leveraging Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 on NetApp FlexPod VMware hypervisor ESXi 4.1 NetApp FAS3060 as the storage solution . The solution supported 2000 VDI instances that leveraged external peripherals on the endpoints i.e. touch screen, signature capture, printers, and credit card input devices.
  • The environment was also replicated the solution on VMware View 5.
  • Key Deliverables
  • Detail Design
  • Build and implementation guides
  • Risk Mitigation Plan
  • Success Criteria Matrix

Confidential

  • architected and deployed the migration solution for Ricoh's upgrade to vSphere 5 from VMware ESX 3.5 U5. Project scope included upgrading 30 hosts, migration of 400 virtual machines, and the creation of POC and Non-Production ESXi environments that adheres to SDLC. New features leveraged allowed Ricoh to reclaim 8 terabytes of space and reduce OPEX leveraging datastore clusters in addition to numerous other performance and operational benefits. Julius leveraged vCenter Heartbeat to maintain business continuity for the vCenter server.
  • He led the implementation, managing 4 resources across 3 shifts and coordinating off-shore resources on nightly migrations. Leveraged vFoglight as the monitoring solution and worked with vendors to investigate alternate Disaster Recovery solutions.
  • Key Deliverables
  • Detail Design and migration approach
  • Migration schedule
  • Build and implementation guides
  • Project plan and timeline
  • Training of staff on architecture and operational activities
  • TSM for VE backup POC and design
  • Business Cases and a 3-5 year roadmap

Confidential

  • was a consultant on a VMware virtualization infrastructure project for a billion dollar GCC Corporation on a multi-tenancy private cloud platform. The project scope was a Greenfield deployment of all Microsoft infrastructure technologies and the migration from the legacy infrastructure.
  • He managed VMware resources and provided oversight in the design and deployment of the VMware VSphere ESXi 4.1 on 50 Dell R815 hosts with 256GB of RAM across four environments that spanned two data centers and five environments. Implemented the following features:
  • Automated install via PXE boot
  • 10GigE ISCSI converged HBA for storage and networking
  • Affinity/Anti-Affinity rule
  • HA, DRS, and vDistributed switches
  • vCenter HeartBeat
  • 50 hosts, 4 Backend Clusters, 4 DMZ clusters
  • Julius also took on additional responsibility to design and implemented LYNC 2010. Features deployed were A/V, Edge, Monitoring, Archiving, Federation, Auto Discovery, Web Conference, and IM/Presence in a high availability capacity. The scope was an active/active production and disaster recovery site design with internal multi-tenant private cloud capability. Each tenant required an independent SIP domain.

Confidential

  • managed an infrastructure team that supported the design, build, test, and deployed VMware Lab Manager on the CISCO UCS and NetApp platform. The environment consisted of three Lab Manager Instances worldwide with dedicated clusters and hosts.
  • Lab Manager is an add-on to the VSphere stack that saves time, simplifies administration of fast changing environments and enables project teams to complete the Solution Development life cycle faster, more efficiently, less effort and resources. Lab Manager was instrumental in the migration and entire infrastructure upgrade to Windows Servers 2008, LYNC 2010, SCCM, Exchange 2010, by creating copies of production servers in an isolated environment. This effort reduced the storage requirements and administrator for the client by at least 50 . Key deliverables are listed below:
  • Proof of Concept Design and Results
  • Architectural Review Presentation for C-Level stakeholders
  • Multi-data center Lab Manager Production Design
  • Build Guides for POC and Production
  • Proof of Concept and Production Test Plans
  • 3 Datacenters and 32 hosts per
  • He also provided VMware design guidance to the UCS team during build and migration to the new infrastructure. Julius also worked with UCS team to integrate Lab Manager and Cisco Nexus switch.

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