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Solutions Architect Resume

Dallas, Tx

Qualification Highlights

  • 15+ years Information Technology experience supporting large complex enterprise class environment consisting of Windows and VMWare servers running on HP/Dell, configured in SAN environments resulting in a 80% virtualized environment
  • Proven track record of success in developing standards for new technologies, planning and implementing technology upgrades, consolidations, and migrations
  • Strong leadership skills in mentoring of technical skills and teamwork

Professional Experience

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Solutions Architect
  • VMWare Subject Matter Expert (SME) for VCE operations center.
  • Provide professional support service for operate customers.
  • Assist with policies and procedures as the company continues to grow.
  • Assist with hardware firmware upgrade of the VBlock, including EMC storage, Cisco UCS, VMWare upgrades, etc.
  • Hands on build of the VBlock for customer.
  • Provide daily support to operations center.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Enterprise Server Supervisor

  • Architect LUN/SAN mappings for ESX hosts and Windows environments.
  • Present to Senior Leadership TCO analysis of the virtualization strategy, utilizing vCenter guided consolidation, TCO calculator, as well as VMWare Capacity Planner.
  • Assist storage team to drive SAN standards with Hitachi AMS2500, UPSVM, and NetApp 3020.
  • Design network layout for ESX hosts vSwitches, implementing port trunking.
  • Strategic planning ESX upgrades and host refreshes, hardware layout, I/O design and then installation.
  • Support the Business by identifying ways to consolidate/virtualize our environment, and maintaining our existing environment at the latest tested and supported operational levels. Research new technologies to implement to assist in providing operational efficiencies in the areas of Virtualization.
  • Mentor team on virtualization and consolidation benefits.
  • Spearheaded the initiative to cross train 2nd level support to create VM& rsquo s from templates.
  • Design vSphere to manage our redundant environment consisting of over 30 hosts and 500+ virtual machines.
  • Architect of Citrix environment with over 30 Citrix XP & XenApp servers, supporting domestic and international customers.
VMware Project Manager:
  • Managed team consisting of 3 YUM Associates across functions and VMWare engineers.
  • Duties include providing project management as well as technical lead, vendor/consultant mgmt, coordinating project activities and communicating progress.
  • Ensure vendors complete contractually obligated duties and meet timelines.
  • Ensure infrastructure includes HA and fully automated DRS
Project manager for Confidential AMS1000 SAN refresh and ESX host refresh.
  • Managed cross functional team consisting of 2 Enterprise Storage personnel and 3 YUM teammates.
  • Duties included developing the plan that provided cost options/direction on architecture resulting in a lower cost compute solution, delegating tasks, communicating progress, and executing to completion. Cost savings of $36,015 on lease above 2010 AOP.
  • This project brought our architecture strategy to a state that enabled us to grow our virtualization and ready resources for Brand (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC) YUM Projects as like a Private Cloud offering.

Computer and Technology Skills

  • Enterprise Server team lead backup requiring leading team meetings and task assignments
  • Responsible for estimating resources required for team& rsquo s projects
  • Responsible for 500+ domestic and international servers on Windows 2000/2003/2008 , VMware and Linux
  • Conduct cross functional weekly meetings as both Web Server Management SME (Subject Matter Expert) and Active Directory SME to establish and communicate standards as well as documenting and publishing processes and configurations
  • VMware SME for server consolidation project that included implementing VMware for 400 servers over 20 hosts, resulting in 20% reduction in hardware and over $500,000 in cost savings.
  • VMWare SME of Virtual Center\Infrastructure & VMotion for load balancing with Hitachi SAN as well as configuring DRS and HA.
  • Utilized SVmotion Virtual Center snap in for live storage migration during SAN refresh initiatives.
  • Experience with P2V tools Leostream, Platespin, and VMware& rsquo s Converter tool.
  • Support storage in designing SAN LUN layout for VMware environment and then testing of failover paths and data accessibility.
  • Provision and allocate storage to multiple platforms from EMC (Navisphere), Hitachi (Storage Navigator), 3Par (InForm), and NetApp (System Manager).
  • Zone Brocade switches to new and existing devices..
  • Upgraded 500+ servers from Windows 2000 to 2003 and Active Directory to 2003.
  • Key team member of data center relocation project which required the movement of our entire server environment.
  • Supported Yum Restaurants server configuration project requiring travel to Deerfield Beach, Mexico City and Sao Paolo Brazil to configure and install equipment.
  • Lead for Windows 2000 Migration project which converted domestic and international NT4.0 and Novell environments to one forest using YCA methodology.
    • Manage team consisting of 3 Sarcom Contractors and 4 YUM Associates.
  • Created and provided ongoing leadership of Active Directory Committee comprised of a cross functional team that maintained Active Directory Health.
  • Responsible for 200+ domestic and international network servers consisting of NT, W2K and Novell
  • Core project member in network backbone conversion from ATM to Gigabit Ethernet
  • Provided support for Compaq Proliant and blade series hardware, RAID configurations, restoration and fault tolerance strategies.
  • Provide enterprise level support for Windows NT4, 2000, 2003, Novell 4.11, VMware, Arcserve, Veritas Netbackup, NetIQ, Active Directory, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, WINS.
  • Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and support of PepsiCo' s Supply Chain Management (SCM) system.
  • Implement and maintain system security on all servers as well SCM application.
  • Assist in the diagnostics, evaluation, testing, development, and design of the SCM system written in Progress and Essbase.
  • Implement and maintain system security on all servers as well SCM application.
  • Create and maintain system security on all servers as well SCM application.
  • Installed and configured servers and desktops internationally for access to SCM system.
  • Coordinate and monitor nightly and weekly backups to ensure system recovery.
  • Trained and assisted local IT staff on level 1 support on over 100 desktops internationally.
  • Documented operational procedures related to the SCM system administration.
  • Installed and configured dial in application (Winframe) server on over 100 desktops.
  • Experience in Compaq Proliant and blade series hardware, including RAID configurations, restoration and fault tolerance strategies.
  • VMware Certified Professional 2.x,3.x, & 4x (VCP 7179)
  • ITILv3 Certified
  • Certified Novell Administrator 4.11 (CNA)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator Metaframe 1.8 (CCA)
  • Member of the Dallas VMware Users Group (VMUG)
  • Member of Dallas Citrix Users Group
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
Operating System
  • Windows NT4, 2000, 2003, 2008 Server
  • VMware 1.5, 2.5, 3.01, 3.5, 4.0, 4.1
  • Novell 4.11
  • Citrix XP, MetaFrame, XenApp
Applications and Technologies
  • Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007
  • VERITAS Net backup, ARCSERVE Backups
  • MS Clustering Technology
  • VMware Virtual Center Infrastructure
  • HP/Compaq Proliant line and Blade technology
  • Dell FAS 3020
  • 3Par

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