Thad Rutherford

Thad Rutherford

Professional Summary

Experienced IT professional with demonstrated successes implementing IT infrastructure’s in both virtual and physical environments.  With a comprehensive background in networking, virtualization, hardware and software support; seeking to advance my skills to the best of my abilities, to become part of team and put my efforts in helping build a successful company.

Core Competencies

•              Systems Design & Implementation •              Testing & Troubleshooting

•              New & Emerging Technologies •              Virtualization Design/Implementation

•              Windows & Linux/Unix Platforms •              Systems & Network Upgrades

•              System Integration & Migration•              Problem Identification and Analysis

Skills

Skills

Technical Skills

Hardware  • EqualLogic PS5000/6010X/6010XV iSCSI SAN disk arrays • Dell PowerConnect 8024F managed iSCSI switches • EMC CLARiiON CX4-120 SAN disk arrays • Brocade 300 Fiber SAN switch • Dell PowerConnect 2800/5300/5400 series managed switches • HP MSM710 ProCurve WLAN Controller • HP MSM access points • Proxim Point-to-Point wireless bridges    Servers • Dell PowerEdge R310/R510/R610/R710 servers • HP DL servers • IBM X-Series servers   Server Software • Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2008R2 • Ubuntu Server 10.10/11.04/11.10   Virtualization Server Platforms • VMware ESX/ESXi server 4.0/4.1 • VMware vCenter Server; vMotion, Fault Tolerance, P-to-V, Update Manager   Web Server Platforms • Apache 2.0.x/2.2.x • IIS6/7 • WAMP Server 2.x • XAMPP 1.7.x • BitNami Stacks   Networking Protocols • TCP/IP, WINS, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, SNMP, SMTP • Ethernet 10/100/1000 /10000   Software • Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010 product suites • Symantec Ghost Solutions Suite • Sophos Anti-virus v7.5/9.5 • Symantec Backup Exec v10/12.5 • SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2 • TurnKey Linux appliances.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Mar 2012

Network Administrator

Wilbur-Ellis Company

Responsible for designing and deploying three virtual infrastructures using VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 on Dell and EMC server platforms.  Implemented and maintained system images, P-to-V conversion (physical to virtual), updates, scheduled maintenance and regular tasks across overall virtual infrastructure.  Installed and configured production, development and disaster recovery environments on Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008R2 software platforms.  Deployed and installed test environment for password manager on a reverse proxy using IIS7 and Apache 2.2.6 for both front and backend testing scenarios.  Configured and deployed several wireless configurations which included Point-to-Point bridging, Wireless LAN controller systems/units and Wireless Access Points.  Additional responsibilities included Internet circuit support, circuit testing and turn-ups as server support and maintenance as well as data center maintenance and setup.

Accomplishments & Contributions:

VMware vSphere training – Achieved certificate for successful completion of VMware basic training

VMware vSphere Advanced training – Achieved certificate for successful completion for Advanced VMware hands on training.

Jul 2003 - Aug 2007

Hardware Systems Specialist

Wilbur-Ellis Company

Managed a broad-range of system installations, upgrades/repairs, roll-outs and troubleshooting for Windows & Netware based systems, with focus on creating and maintaining system images, utilizing Symantec Ghost and KBOX appliance.  Supported network related issues with configurations, connectivity and installations.  Responsibilities also included tier-2 escalation support for desktop and applications support groups.  In addition to providing hardware, software and network support I was also responsible for maintaining a detailed hardware inventory for all company assets.

Accomplishments & Contributions:

Symantec Ghost Training – Achieved certificate for successful completion for the use and implementation of images using Symantec Ghost and the Solutions Suite.

Disaster Recovery - Implemented and maintained an incremental backup-set using VERITAS Backup  Exec.

CompTIA A+ Certification – Achieved certificate for successful completion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

CompTIA Network + Certification – Achieved certificate for successful completion of the Network + exam.

Apr 2003 - Jul 2003

Support Engineer

Volt Computer Services/Utilix Corporation

Provided hardware and software support for internal users, as well as servicing and repairing laptops and desktop systems on Windows platforms.  Documented and logged all cases, while maintaining an inventory of service repairs and parts.

Nov 2002 - Apr 2003

Support Analyst II

Volt Computer Services/Microsoft Corporation

Responsibilities included the maintenance, management and creation of over 400 secure and public FTP accounts, while testing each account before final completion.  Support for each account was provided as well as monitoring each of the SQL and FTP servers associated with the accounts.

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2006 - Present

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA
Aug 2006 - Present

CompTIA Network+ Certification

CompTIA