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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 History

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

Certifications

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

EXIN

ITIL IT Service Management V3

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