Data Center Management

A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE 2000) with over twenty-five years of take-charge IT leadership, specializing in planning, implementation, maintenance, and support of networks, servers, and workstations in diverse business environments.

What I Do:

• Provide internal company IT support services. • Supervise internal IT staff. • Direct work of external network engineers. • Maintain all Internet connections, servers, phone, VoIP, network equipment and computers. • Responsible for LAN & WAN uptime. Administer department budget.

• Purchase and install all computers, servers, backup devices, phone and FAX equipment. • Install and support business systems software. • Manage company website and intranet with outside vendors.

• Advise management on new technology that can provide enhanced productivity and improve efficiencies in automated business operations.

Specialties: Technical Support for network devices, physical and virtual servers, workstations and laptops. Management of company LAN and WAN, Windows Servers and Linux Systems Administration, IT Tech Project Management, IT Staff Management

HardwareServers: Dell PowerEdge & HP Proliant. SAN / NAS / DASD: HP, Dell, Tegile, Nimble, FreeNAS. Switches: HP, Dell, Cisco, Juniper & NetGear. Firewalls: Fortigate 100F, CheckPoint, WatchGuard, Juniper, Pulse Secure VPN. Backup: Datto Siris cloud Disaster Recovery, LTO6 w/Veeam 11. Datacom: ISP fiber – Spectrum / TPx 500M, then 1Gbs, AT&T 100M, VoIP, Wi-Fi, Frontier FiOS, DSL, Point-to-Point Radio links.

Software: AWS & Azure clouds, VMware ESXi 6.7 with vMotion Clustering and HA, ProxMox, Linux: Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, MS Server: 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 R2 & 2008 R2 (and earlier), Active Directory (20+ years), Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP, 3.x. Protocols: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, WSUS, RDP. Email: Exchange Server AAD, (MS365) 2016, 2013, 2010, general scripting (DOS, PowerShell)

Other: MS365, Office 2013, 2010, SQL Server 2008, Crystal Reports 2013 and 8.5, Veeam 11, Backup Exec 2012 Disk to Disk. EndPoint Protection: Barracuda, Symantec, McAfee, Commtouch & eSET 9. Additional: BlackBerry BES, Terminal Server, Remote Desktop, IIS 10, 8, 7, Websense, FOS Flight Operations 3.11, Docker, Mayan EDMS, WordPress, MySQL, Tomcat, and a wealth of engineering / CAD systems (install, config, troubleshoot)