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Serial No: 13724

List top 5 skills: cloud, datacenter, infrastructure, systems engineer
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TOGAF 9.1 Trained & Certified by Architecting the Enterprise, London.
AWS Trained in UK & AWS accredited certified
Vblock VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure: Associate
VCE Architecting Training at EMC Corporate office – Boston, USA
VCE Implementation training at EMC Campus Germany
EMC Certified Technology & cloud architect Solutions Expert: – EMC ID# EMC207467
E20-001: – EMC certified professional Associate.
E20-515 Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Exam for Technology Architects
E20-326 Symmetrix Solutions Design Exam for Technology Architects
E20-816 Symmetrix Solutions Expert Exam for Technology Architects
E20-018 EMC Certified Cloud Specialist Virtualized Data center
E20- 918 EMC certified Cloud Architect Expert ITaaS
ITIL v3 Certified by Information Systems Examination Board.
HCA & HCP: – Hitachi Data Systems Storage Foundations – Enterprise & ARCHITECT (Trained by HITACHI)
HITACHI Certified Sales Expert
Commvault Certified Solution Architect (CVSA)
Commvault certified technical sales professional & Sales professional (CVTSP & CVASP)
RHCE on RHEL5:- Certificate number 805008013134692
RHCE Training Undergone with COSS Pvt Ltd – Hyderabad
NetApp Accredited Storage Architect Professional
NetApp Certifications accomplished at NetApp Insight meet @ Dublin 2012
NCDA:- NS0-154, NCIE-SAN:- NS0-502, NCIE-BRS:- NS0-510
MCSE, MCSA on 2003 Security Specialist, MCTS on Server 2008, Vista: – MCP ID 6310531
MCSE Training Undergone with Infosys Mysore.
VPLEX, Recover point appliance, ViPR, Isilon: – Underwent training on these subjects for expert level trainings
Completed Sun Solaris 10 Training at Wilshire technologies Hyderabad.
Soft Skills Training:-
Sales Excellence -Art of Storytelling and Messaging skills ILT-London by Mandel Communications JUNE-14
Soft Skills Training as GET at Infosys Training MAR-2007
Academic Qualification
1) Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics [Secured Distinction]
Siddaganga Institute of Technology, VTU- Belgaum – 2005
2) Diploma In Electrical and Electronics [Secured state 10th Rank Honors]
Govt., Polytechnic Channapatna, Bangalore – 2002

Professional Experience

Duration : 8-MAR-2010 to Till Date
Current Organization: – HCL Comnet Systems and Services Ltd.
Project Name : Technology Excellence Group/Migrations & Systems Integration Team Reporting to EMEA head
Domain : Datacenter covering Storage, Backup, Compute, Virtualisation etc.
Role : Solutions Architect

Achievements & Organizational initiatives @ HCL.
*Case study being published by EMC & was nominated as winner click here…
*Got my credentials published in HITACHI corporate NEWS letter click here…
*Profile being certified by EMC as SPOT LIGHT PROFILE click here…
*Awarded as CONSISTENT STAR of YEAR from SBU for 2011-12 by HCL
*Editor of Storage & Backup Monthly NEWS letter @ HCL
*Awarded by HCL PRESIDENT as Exceptional talent towards Technology Consulting in annual meet
*Have referred more than 100 candidates, so far 20 resources have joined successfully on time.
* Built Datacenter assessment tool used for auditing in all projects

Description :
Current Role involves end to end Data center activities from sales to delivery handover covering pre-sales, requirement gathering, analysis, Solution architecture, Technical project planning, implementation, migrations, build’s, building technical teams, documentation, regular interactions with customer’s at IT head level, intensive traveling to customer locations, Vendor management from solution discussion to SoW sing off, working with various internal commercial teams covering billing, procurement etc.

• Due Diligence with customers & partners
• Engineering and solutioning, Engaging with presales & sales team
• Transitions and Transformations, Solution architecture & defend
• Trainings to OMC resources, Involving in resource building viz., recruitments, trainings, placements, building teams
• Service improvement programmes, Defining the process
• Vendor management end to end including SoW (scope of work) for projects.
• Handling Escalations and Elevated support.
• Preparing Run books, templates, Matrix as part of regular documentation.
• Editor of storage and backup internal newsletter team & SPOC for Storage & Backup Knowledge base.

Few Projects under Taken apart from Solution architecting role:
1) DC consolidation for Client UPM – Finland :- Solution Architect
Project involved in building a Pri & DR site, while the existing setup to be migrated to the new DC to be built at Finland. Carried DD in understanding the current landscape for running the transition & transformation projects simultaneously. This was end to end DC transformation project.
2) DC Build & Consolidation for client UKAR- UK :- Solution Architect
Project involved solutioning where the existing 7 DCs have being converted to 2 DC model with Pri & DR respectively. VNX has been deployed at both the DCs with RPA being used for replication b/w these DCs.
3) DC setup for Ingram Micro (Transformation and Transition) –US,EMEA & APAC :- :- Solution Architect
Project involved setting up complete infrastructure in the new DC’s, I lead the storage & backup infrastructure for this projects across 3 Geo’s. The same case study was published by EMC as best project being carried.
4) SAN migration and consolidation for Micron Client for its 3 data centers- USA:- Migration Expert
5) Presales & sales supported projects to WIN as Product manager for Storage & backupin bidding the project, have prepared Solution Architecture, requirements gathering, optimization, plan, BoM, RnR, and RACI, In scope activities, billing details for the project, SoW, Vendor management, Building Internal teams for transformation & Transition, Service delivery plans, OAP’s, efforts estimation, project plans, etc.
DnB, Pepsi, Ingram Micro, UKAR, Nokia, Anglo American, Honda, Lantiq, Mecom, Astra Zeneca, PFG, Clariant, Novartis, Arcelor Mittal, AIB, Disney, Lafarge, Sanoma, UPM, Statoil, Danfoss, Sky Italia, PKC etc.
6) Other work with CoE
KT Review and Run Book Validations
Data Centre Remediation
DC technology assessment for OMCs w.r.t SAN & Backup
Skill assessment for the OMC resources
Templates standardization for RACI, PIR, PRF, HLDs, LLDs, Case studies, team reports etc.
Trainings Given
a) Yearly GET Inductions
b) Internal DC Academy trainer
c) OMC Trainings on regular basis as needed by delivery teams.

Duration : 2-FEB-2009 to 5-MAR-2010
Project Name : ITO –IE (US) – Engineering Service Line
Technology : Enterprise Storage & backup
Role : Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Description :
Engineering Service Line Americas Middleware Server and Storage has accountability for engineering activities consisting of design, build, test and implementation of storage tools and resources for EDS Americas clients. The Integrated Engineering Storage role delivers a technical solution that enables EDS to deliver storage services to global clients. There is a need for resources to provide engineering support in the production storage and backup services as they relate to on-boarding new clients and enhancing storage services to EDS’s existing client base.

Achievements in MphasiS
SPOT Award for the month of JUNE, SEP 2009.
SME for the QTR in engineering team for driving the Simulation Project for MphasiS.
Have referred 4 candidates to MphasiS and they have joined on time.

• Confirm client requirements
• Analyze Portfolio offerings for possible fit
• Create custom solution if Portfolio offerings do not fit
• Work with various vendors on solution
• Create required Delivery scripts
• Work with product management and project management to create project documentation deliverables
• Provide support for implementation team

Projects @ EDS:-
General Motors was the major account & Customers hosted on EDS Datacenter’s based in US on shared/leveraged model for storage & backup.
Calwin, O-I, Palm etc. are few Transformation projects I lead end to end.

Org Initiatives : – (Leveraged work)

1) Built Simulation Lab for ITO @ MphasiS
As part of organizational initiative ITO leaders gave a budget to the Engineering team, where core technology members took the project to built Simulation lab, which would be useful for new joiners trainings, internal trainings etc.
I took charge of SAN perspective, came up with a solution where we installed cx4-120, blade servers which hosted all MS applications, all UNIX, DB flavors. It was one of the successful projects I worked on.

It was our idea to project this to EDS, HP and when they had feel of the virtual datacenter we have prepared.

Today this lab is being accessed for internal trainings and the Lab team bills internally so its an ROI project.

Duration : 26-MAR-2007 to 27-Jan-2009
Organization : Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Project Name : MSIT- Client Microsoft
Technology : SAN(FC and iSCSI), MSCS clusters, Windows virtual Machines
Role : Sr. Systems Engineer

Description :
To Handle IT Change management for Microsoft which includes Server, Network and Storage related work. Record, follow up and close issues related to Change Requests and Infrastructure Requests, Problem & Incident request’s.

 Managed, configured administered and Troubleshooted EMC Symmetrix DMX4,EMC CLARiiON,EMC iSCSI, HP Enterprise Virtual Arrays 5k/8k, MSA 1000 DAS,CISCO MDS and Brocade Silkworm FC Switches, Emulex & Qlogic HBA Card
 Performed LUN Addition, Grow, Delete, Migration, Pivoting Luns between Servers, Switch Zoning (Brocade and CISCO).
 Worked on SAN Management software like Symmetrix interface, Web Tools, Fabric manager, Navisphere, HP Command View EVA
 Planning and Implementing Microsoft Cluster suite (MSCS) for 2003 and 2008.
 SAN Level 2 Troubleshooting, Storage Planning and performance tuning
 Analyzing I/O performance counters for SAN Drives and fixing the loop holes.
 Virtual Machine and Virtual Host Builds and Level 2 Troubleshooting using Microsoft Hypervisior,Virtual Server 2005
 Documenting Processes, Tips for Trouble shooting issues.
 Operating within stated deadlines, and ensured that a high quality of work is delivered.
 Excellent trouble shooting skills.

Achievements and organisational initiatves at Infosys:-
 Created more than 25 Microsoft Internal Solution Objects (SOX) which are used worldwide by Microsoft Support Analysts
 Won 2 SPOT awards for excellent performance and innovation(scripting) from Infosys Technologies Limited
 Trained new and experienced candidates on SAN
 Awarded as Best IMS trainee during my Infosys Training as a fresher