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 Kamal is a IT Infrastructure and Storage Solution architect with close to 11 years of experience in IT Industry across multiple domains and Industries. Has strong focus on presales, consulting, designing solutions and implementations. Worked most part of professional carrier in direct customer facing positions and handled various International and National assignments. Recognized for his leadership and technical skills.

In the present role handles presales, consulting and services around DC IT Infrastructure, Optimization of IT Infrastructure resources, aligning IT strategy & business goals using processes, tools, and technology,  assessing technology and Long-term strategic planning for the company's IT landscape. Managing and driving service offerings around DC infrastrcuture.  

Key areas of expertise include critical domains like Storage, Backup, Servers, DR/BCP and Network. Have executed various projects around Data Center IT implementations, System integration, Assessment and Consulting.

Creates conducive work environments through team building, Collaboration and effective communication.  

Work experience

Mar 2009Present

Manager - Technology Transformation Services

Wipro Infotech Ltd

Wipro Infotech is the leading strategic IT partner for companies across India and the Middle East providing consulting, total outsourcing, business solutions and professional services.Wipro Infotech is a part of USD 5 billion Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) with a market capitalization of USD 24 billion.

Job Profile

ØManaging Consulting and Presales for Technology Transformation Services

ØSolutions and Services around Data Center domains like Platform/Storage/Backup/DR-      BCP/Network/Database/Data Center facility etc

ØProviding Technology Advisory Services like services like Platform assessment, Storage assessment, Backup assessment, DR/BCP consulting and advisory, Network optimization and Security assessment.

ØUnderstand and Convert business requirements into Technical Solutions.

ØConsulting and advising clients on optimal utilization of IT Infrastructure, adopting green technologies, virtualization, capex/opex savings, Infrastrcuture readiness and maturity.

ØDue-diligence, Discussions, Requirement qualification and Building end to end Technology solution to meet customer’s business requirement

ØAligning IT to Business goals and developing Technology roadmap using tools, processes and   technologies.

ØFront-end and lead engagements till execution.

ØRolling outService Offerings and developing tools, templates and frameworks

Apr 2006Feb 2009

Solution Architect: Infrastructure Integration Practice

Satyam is a leading global business and information technology company, delivering consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in over 20 industries

Job Profile

ØProviding Consultancy to companies global customers

ØDesigning the Storage/Infra Solutions for global customers

ØResponding to RFPs with appropriate technology and solution

ØDefining/Working on Service Offerings and creating required tools and documents for promoting it within the organization and to Customers

ØAssessment of IT infrastructure for global customers

ØCapacity Planning and forecasting

ØDesigning solutions around Storage, Virtualization, Data center consolidation, and Disaster recovery

ØMentoring other team members

ØHelping global customers to adopt appropriate technology and helping them in their pain areas.

ØDefining SOW for projects and assignments

ØLead various assignments across globe for company.

Dec 2005Mar 2006

Senior Consultant

Capgemini Consulting India Pvt Ltd

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing, and local professional services.

  It’s headquartered in Paris & operates in more than 30 countries.

Job Profile

ØManaging more than 400 TB of data storage

ØTechnologies/Products include HDS 9900, Netapp 900 Series, Brocade 12000 and Veritas.

ØProviding Support in Shifts and on on-call basis support

ØResponsible for product updates and other critical calls

ØProviding support based on defined SLAs.

ØConducting trainings for internal staff and updating them on the products and technologies in the project.

Oct 2004Dec 2005

Specialist - Storage Solutions

Apara Enterprise Solutions Pvt Ltd

      Apara a recognized leader in Storage Solutions with strong focus on data management and data protection, having presence in 8 Major Cities in India and headquartered at Bangalore. Apara hascore competency in architecting and deploying solutions that consolidate, integrate and automate management of information, protect and secure mission critical data.

Job Profile

ØDesigning the Storage Solutions for internal and external customers

ØPresales support to sales team

ØPlanning and configuring Initial setup as designed

ØConducting Product trainings with regards to Infrastructure implemented.

ØResponsible for presales solutions and post sales implementation and support

ØProviding 24*7 support to customers based on defined SLAs.

ØInstalling and maintaining range of products like HDS 9500 series Storage subsystems, Netapp FAS 200 and 900 series SAN/NAS systems, Veritas products, Brocade switches and STK/quantum Tape libraries

ØDefining SOW for projects and implementations.

ØConducting user level trainings for customers as a part of project delivery.

ØProviding upgrades to customers

ØTroubleshooting Storage and backup pain areas

ØConducting Backup assessments.

ØDefining backup policies for customers to meet the business objectives.

ØDR planning and solution architecting

ØHelping practice team to write best practices for storage

ØHandling the key customer of the company in Software, telecom, manufacturing and other sectors

Sep 2003Oct 2004

Senior Executive- Systems

Iqara Telecom ( Now You-tele)

IQARA telecom was a part of British Gas (UK) group currently operational in 10 Cities in India and headquartered at Surat (Gujarat). Iqara is broadband Internet service provider. Catering to the Internet Bandwidth requirement of SME and enterprise customers along with home user Internet access.

Job Profile

ØSystem administration of 35+ Sun servers with various applications like Veritas VM, VCS, Veritas

     Netbackup, Oracle, VOIP, LDAP, DNS, Radius, Mail servers etc.

ØTeam leader for Solaris and Helpdesk group across 10 locations

ØEvaluating Storage Solutions and making SAN/NAS implementation process

ØEvaluated Netapp NAS, Intranza IP SAN, IBM storage and HDS storage.

ØSolaris system Hardening

ØDisk and file-systems management using VM (Volume Manager) i.e. creating, mirroring, splitting,

    merging and extending file-systems.

ØCreating of Proof-of-concept setups for Disaster Recovery customers by Installing, upgrading operating

    systems and application packages. Have carried out DR projects and implemented DR solution for

      Arvind Mills and Iqara’s self-DR site at Mumbai.

ØResponsible for 99.9 % system uptime and availability.

ØProvide technical support to customers using our data center for hosting their application servers and

    DR site servers.

ØCoordinating and solving problems of internal and external customers and running Data center 24*7.

ØWorking in Project of the Business development team and providing technical expertise for various

    projects Like DR. VOIP solutions etc

ØSystem administration and support in a heterogeneous environment.

ØActively participating in system policy and backup management.

ØMaintaining and monitoring the DR server of the Customers using our Iqara Data center for hosting

    their Disaster recovery servers and resources.

ØRecovering the systems in case of crash.

ØImpart Training to the junior team members. Creating schedules for the shift engineers and man


Mar 1999Sep 2003

Customer Engineer

HCL infosystems Ltd

HCL Infosystems Limited is India's premier information enabler and country's leading ICT system integrator and Distribution Company. Leveraging its 3 decades of expertise in total technology solutions, HCL Infosystems offers value-added services in key areas such as system integration, networking consultancy and a wide range of support services. HCL Infosystems is among the leading players in all the segments comprising the domestic IT products, solutions and related services, which include PCs, Servers, Imaging, Voice & video solutions, Networking Products, TV and FM Broadcasting solutions, Communication solutions, System Integration, ICT education & training, Digital lifestyle Solutions and Peripherals.

ØProviding On-site technical support to key clients of the company

ØInstallation and Maintenance of Sun Sparc servers, HCL Servers and DT, IBM, ACER, HP Intel servers.

ØCustomers handled included


ØProviding the support to customers within defined SLA

ØProviding Training to new employees for the products company is involved into.

ØJun 2003 – Sep 2000ONGC

Deputed as Solaris and Sco-Unix system administrator at ONGC, had demonstrated my skills on system administration of Sun 450 and Ultra Sparc workstations. Also managed the team of 10 FM engineers posted at the ONGC site for FM contract

ØJuly 2001 – June 2003Baroda

Was responsible for maintaining the key accounts f the company like IPCL, Bank of Baroda, CBI, NCRB, Punjab national Bank, ABB, L & T, etc. Had worked on and maintained Intel servers of HP, IBM, Acer and HCL.

ØOct 1998 – July 2001Surat

Had provided the on-site technical support to Customers like ONGC, Reliance, Kribhco, SVR Engineering College, Canara Bank, CBI, Bank Of India etc

Sep 1998Mar 1999


HCL Infosystems Ltd

    6 Months Industral training from Sep 98 to March 99. Last semester of 3.5 years of Diploma ( Semester 7) was Industrial training, which was completed at HCL. No experience certificate available for these 6 months. 



Central Board of Secondary Education


Jun 1995Jan 1999

3.5 years Diploma

Govt Polytechnic Nilokheri

Govt. Polytechnic Nilokheri is one of the premier Technical Institution in the country with an international repute.

Institution is the only Diploma level teaching Institute of State with all the programmes accredited by NBA.  The Institute comes first on choice of both the admission seeker and employers.


Veritas Certified Storage Foundation Specialist


EMC proven professional


Netapp Certified Storage Associate


Sun Certified System Administrator

Sun Microsystems Inc