Feras Al Naffar
IT Infrastructure Services
- UAE, Dubai
IT Infrastructure Architect with over 10 years of experience in designing innovative business solutions for enterprise organizations. Skilled in cloud computing, information management, infrastructure development and virtualization. Demonstrated mastery in evaluating requirements for business integration and service activation. Proven mentor and training with expertise in communicating across organizational levels and with cross-functional teams to drive shared vision and foster culture of excellence.
.. Service-Oriented Architecture
.. IT Infrastructure services
.. Data Centers and Clouds
Technical Architect leveraged for multiple enterprise accounts. Result driven leader with extensive expertise developing innovative, cost effective technology solutions to sustain business growth. Ensure that service delivery is integrated across services and delivery capabilities to meet clients’ expectation in line with industry standards and best practices based on ADSIC. Proficient in translating business strategy into IT capabilities, increasing productivity and ensure scalability of IT Infrastructure solutions. Establish and monitor service metrics to drive continuous improvement and adherence to service levels & business requirements.
Among my job responsibilities, I handled the responsibility of technical implementations for various types of shared and dedicated services networks, virtualized and converged networks. Architecture designs for systems and storage networks using blade enclosures, virtual platforms and unique fabric networks.
Managing server infrastructures and data-center operations across multiple platforms. Effectively plan, install, configure and optimize the IT infrastructure to consistently achieve high availability and performance.
I was member of the Infrastructure Project Team involved in the development of Abu Dhabi International Airport expansion Infrastructure Project. Designated trouble shooter with the ability to prioritize workload and work well within aggressive deadlines. This involved the migration of old Airport network to new Infrastructure, VRFs implementation, master IP Schema design, three tiers network model designs and implementations, configurations for different Cisco technologies and series, firewalls, wireless controllers, VPN concentrators and different types of service modules. Also, various technical implementations based on given scenarios. Additionally, participated in Data Center designs, power calculations, and disaster recovery plans.
Besides, took part in many procurements committees for IT requirements, quality assurance, business continuity committees, master plans of network architecture & progress tracking for different projects.
Technical Manager accounted for the Data Center and Arabia Infrastructure of UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA and Oman. I was primarily responsible for ICT development including all network, systems and telecommunication assets, documentation and operational procedures. As well as, project architecture designs review, development of roadmaps for IT assets, budget planning & control, and sharing of best practices, new technologies, etc.
Proven ability to create and deliver solutions tied to business growth, organizational development and systems/network optimization. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter comfortable managing systems, projects and teams in a range of IT environments.
Led global projects like media plans, telephony project plans and designs to ensure reliable voice system across the Arabia Infrastructure, Windows Domain migration paths, backup and restore applications, monitoring tools, diagrams and technical implementations of Hub & Spoke topologies using various Cisco and Microsoft techniques based on AIG best practices and standards.
Additionally, I was member of the business continuity plans committee and AIGDDC disaster recovery plans team.
Data Center Infrastructure Services
Given a SAN environment, setup the components and service modules of the MDS platforms that can be used to improve the availability and scalability of the VSAN storage networks through FCoE or traditional FC.
Identify the methods used to secure borderless networks in terms of policy enforcement with Cisco TrustSec Access Technology, integration of Cisco ISE and MDM platforms for more comprehensive on-boarding experience and BYOD setups.
Cloud Infrastructure Services
Voice & Video Infrastructure Services