High success rate and proactive in designing, configuring and administering Storage, Compute and Virtual Infrastructure with specialized skills to include:
Data Centre relocation programme:
Migrate, replicate and archive file and block resources from VNX2/XtremIO X1 to UnityXT/XtremIO X2/UnityVSA): Discovery and planning phase, migration approach, tooling and requirements, testing and PoC, HLD, LLD, TDA, Service Impact assessment, Service Acceptance forum, UAT and post migration activities.
File Migration – UnityXT Inband Migration tool
Block Migration – Recoverpoint Classic
File replication – Unity Native Async Replication
Block replication – Recoverpoint Classic
File Archival – Cloud Tiering appliance, Azure target
Block Snapshot Shipping - Cloud Tiering appliance
DR for VMWare Cloud Foundation (VCF) workloads:
VMware Cloud Foundation disaster recovery solution based on Recoverpoint for VMs 5.3. Design, implementation and prepare DR playbooks for two production sites (stretched cluster) and a DR site, two remote copies (image access mode for DR invocation and direct access for extended testing).
Backup replacement project:
Networker to Commvault Hyperscale replacement: Design a new data protection solution based on Commvault Hyperscale X Reference Architecture across two GWLE on-prem sites (UK and Ireland) and to the cloud (Azure).
Mid-range storage tech refresh:
Replacement of two VNX unifies storage arrays with a pair of Unity XT arrays. Design workshops and review vendor HLD and LLD.
Azure cloud storage initiative:
Develop a proof of concept to introduce Azure cloud storage as an alternative to on-prem storage. Azure storage accounts, file shares, file sync, blob storage, snapshots and backup service, data tiering, cost model.
Searching for a L1 Azure cloud administration role.
Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104)
VMware Cloud on AWS: Master Services Competency Specialist Exam
Dell EMC Storage Administrator, EMCSA x 7 – Avamar, VNX, Isilon, XIO, VMAX, VxRail and VxBlock
Dell EMC Implementation Engineer DCS-IE x 6, PowerStore, PowerScale, Unity, Recoverpoint, ECS and Converged Infrastructure.
Dell EMC Platform Engineer, DCS-PE – PowerStore
VMware Certified Advanced Professional, Network Virtualization Design, VCAP-NV Design 2020 (NSX-T)
VMware Certified Professional, Network Virtualization, VCP-NV6 (NSX-V)
VMware Certified Professional, Data Centre Virtualization, VCP-DCV 4.5, 5, 6.5, 2020 (vSphere v7)
VMware Certified Specialist x 3, Cloud Provider (vCloud Director), vSAN 2020 and Cloud Foundation 2020
Nutanix Certified Professional, NCP 5.10
Cisco UCS Technology Support Specialist, CUCTSS
BTEC/Cnet Certified Data Centre Technician, CDCT
ITIL Foundation Certificate, IT Service Management v3
Commvault Certified Professional 2020