What I Bring
Whether you're wanting to virtualize your infrastructure or build in-house, I have the skill necessary to construct exactly the environment you need.
For operating systems, I have a strong experience in Unix (primarily HP-UX) and Linux (primarily RedHat / CentOS / Fedora based distributions). I have built systems from the ground up; developed monitoring, troubleshooting and usability tools; and have supported existing systems through upgrades and migrations in both a RedHat and an HP-UX environment. Additionally, I have administered a small business network based off Microsoft technologies, including Small Business Server 2011 and Active Directory.
I have established backup schemes and developed tools to support them, ensuring that disaster recovery options were available for any level of disaster. I have developed disaster recovery plans to communicate the level of data protection to the business and get their approval.
I have written logging tools to support audit controls for Sarbanes Oxley compliance. My tools provided logs for user access, backups and privilege elevation. I have participated in audits to ensure proof of compliance was provided.
I have hands on experience with multiple storage technologies, including EMC and NetApp solutions. I have built, administered and troubleshot large SANs for both Linux/Unix and Windows access. I also developed tools to monitor both the state of the SAN and the available space, which alerted my team before storage problems arose.
For virtualization, I have constructed multiple environments in VMWare ESX, allowing multiple application servers to be "spun up" as requirements arose.
Finally, I have co-architected a state of the art "lights out" data center. By creating monitoring services that "self-heal" when simpler problems arise, I helped to reduce my team's workload and reduce downtime.