• Over 10 years of experience in Storage & Backup Infrastructure Solutions in Information Technology (IT).
  • Project Management, Administration, BAU Operations, Design-Build, Data-Migration, Tech-Refresh & Performance Analysis.
  • Products Specially experienced in EMC XtremIO, Symmetrix, VMAX, Clariion/VNX, Celerra, Centera & HP 3PAR.
  • Management tools includes SolutionEnabler (SymCLI), Unisphere & ViPR SRM.
  • Strong experience in disaster recovery administration using EMC Remote replication techniques (SRDF, MV & RP).
  • Handled many data-center migration & data-center consolidation projects end-end.
  • Hands on experience with enterprise SAN/Fabric directors (CISCO, Brocade & McData) with FCIP configuration.
  • Hands on experience on storage array tech-refresh and data migration using (SRDF and Sancopy) and host based/non-array based (Unix native tools, Open Migrator & emcopy).
  • Good experience in  Storage Management in UNIX, ESX  & Windows operating systems platforms.
  • Knowledgeable in troubleshooting day to day SAN/Storage related issues.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2015 - Present

IT Senior Storage & Backup Administrator - PSS

Flydubai (Dubai Aviation Corporation)., Dubai
  • Planning and implementing storage & backup solutions for PSS projects.
  • Storage SME for PSS projects for data storage & backup components.
  • Production Support, Capacity management & Performance Analysis.
Jul 2011 - Sep 2015

Senior Storage & Backup Administrator

Emirates NBD Bank., Dubai
  • Storage Infrastructure Project Management, Storage & Backup Administration.
  • Responsible for Storage Design & Build, Technology Refresh.
  • Provisioning & Production Support.
Aug 2008 - Jul 2011

Senior Analyst – Storage SAN Admin & Support

Bank of America (BA Continuum India Pvt. Ltd.,), Hyderabad & Chennai
  • Part of GSO (Global Storage Operations - SAN).
  • Production support for Bank’s Storage SAN Infrastructure.
  • Tech Refresh & Data Migration.
Nov 2006 - Jul 2008

Technical Solutions Consultant for Enterprise Storage Team

Hewlett-Packard (HP), Bangalore
  • Part of GSCB team for North America customers.
  • Providing Level 2 support for all HP Storage products.
  • HP Storage hardware troubleshooting and Performance Analysis.
Oct 2003 - Nov 2006

Application Engineer

Slash Support India Pvt. Ltd., [For client Sun Microsystems] Chennai
  • Part of the Sun Microsystems’s Solution Centre team for ANZO.
  • Technical support for all Sun platform products Servers & Storages.
  • Sun Server & Storage hardware troubleshooting and Performance Analysis.


Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

MBA - Master of Business Administration (IT Systems)

University of Madras
Jul 2000 - May 2005

BCA - Bachelor of Computer Application

University of Madras


Nov 2015

EMC Proven Professional Specialist

EMC Corporation

XtremIO 4.0 Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA).

Jun 2015

EMC Proven Professional Specialist

EMC Corporation

Virtualized Infrastructure Specialist in Cloud Architects

Jan 2013

EMC Proven Professional Specialist

EMC Corporation

Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Version 6.0 EMCSA

Jan 2013

EMC Proven Professional Specialist

EMC Corporation

VNX Solutions Specialist EMCSA

Mar 2008

SNIA Certified Storage Professional

SNIA Foundations

Feb 2013

ITIL V3 Foundation Certification


ITIL IT Service Management V3



SAN Fabric/sWITCH Administration

Very familiar with Fabric Administration activities on CISCO & Brocade.

Enterprise Storage Arrays

Very strong skills in the areas of Enterprise Storage Arrays XtremIO, Symmetrix DMX, VMAX, Clariion/VNX, Celerra, Centera & HP 3PAR.

OS Administration Solaris, ESX & Wintel

Have comfortable knowledge in provision storage & troubleshoot on these host platforms.

Backup Administration

Have familiar knowledge on EMC Networker, Veeam, Symantec Netbackup, HP Data Protector,  Tape Libraries & EMC DataDomain.

Trainings Attended

  • EMC Networker Installation, Management & Administration (Dec' 2015)
  • EMC VMAX3 Business Continuity Management (Jun' 2015)
  • EMC VMAX3 Configuration Management (Jun' 2015)
  • EMC Symmetrix VMAX Performance Workshop (Feb’ 2015)
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System administration Ed3 (Mar' 2014)
  • HP 3PAR Disk Arrays (Sep’ 2013)
  • EMC Symmetrix Business Continuity Management (Jun’ 2013)
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] (May’ 2013)
  • EMC Symmetrix Configuration Management (Feb’ 2013)
  • EMC Cloud Infrastructure & Services (Jan’ 2013)
  • EMC VNX Unified Storage Deployment & Management (Nov’ 2012)
  • IBM SVC Administration & Management (Oct’ 2010)
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Training (Oct’ 2010)
  • SSB (Six Sigma Basics) Completed in (Sep’ 2008).
  • HP Brocade & CISCO SAN Fabric Administration (Feb’ 2008)
  • HP EVA Disk Array & MSA Disk systems implementation & maintenance (Oct’ 2007)
  • Sun certified Disk Subsystems, Solaris-10, SunFire Midrange & Workgroup Servers courses completed through Sun Educational Services during (2004-2006).


  • AWS - Amazon Web Services - Cloud Computing Services.
  • OpenStack - Cloud computing software platform for (IaaS) solution.
  • ScaleIO - Software-defined distributed shared storage.
  • ViPR - Abstracts storage from disparate arrays into a single pool of storage.


Date of Birth, 19th October, 1981
Location, Dubai, UAE
Nationality, Indian
Languages, English & Tamil