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Summary

  • 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 experience

2015-09

Senior Storage

Flydubai(Dubai Aviation Corporation).
IT Senior Storage & Backup Administrator-PSS, Dubai Planning and implementing storage & backup solutions airline projects. Storage SME for all projects data storage & backup components.
2011-072015-09

Senior Storage

Emirates NBD Bank.
Senior Storage & Backup Administrator Dubai Storage Infrastructure Project Management, Storage & Backup Administration. Responsible for Storage Design & Build, Technology Refresh. Provisioning & Production Support.
2008-082011-07

Senior Analyst-Storage

Bank of America
Senior Analyst-Storage SAN Admin & Support BA Continuum India Pvt. Ltd.,, Hyderabad & Chennai

Production Support

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.
2006-112008-07

Consultant

Hewlett-Packard(HP)
Technical Solutions Consultant for Enterprise Storage Team, 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.
2003-102006-11

Application Engineer

Hewlett-Packard(HP)
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.

Education

20062008

M.B.A

University of Madras
20002005

B.C.A

University of Madras

Skills

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).

Pursuing...

  • 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.

Personal

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