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Don West | Elance
 
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Don West

IT Operations engineer, virtualization specialist
   United States
  |   Buda, TX
  |  1:50 am Local Time

Overview

Specialties include: Server and storage, virtualization, Patching, Virtualization Solutions, Virtual Infrastructure, Load Balancers, Cabling, Datacenters, Virtualization Technologies, iSCSi, routing and firewalls, Racks and Power, Electrical and Mechanical systems, sourcing and procurement, planning and executing construction and maintenance without impacting service. VMware vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, HP C7000

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Skills (10)

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Antispam and Antivirus
Apache Administration
CentOS
Check Point
Citrix
Database
Desktop Applications
FTP
Firewall
Firewall Concepts
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IT Management

Service Description

OVERVIEW:
? Technology Proficiency Hands-on experience in System Administration (all aspects of Windows & Linux, HP/Dell Servers) and Network Engineering (design and engineering of commercial Cisco-powered network). Multiple certifications that include ITIL, Microsoft, CompTIA A+, Citrix and VMWare.
? IT Management Evaluate, design, implement and support IT hardware/software solutions based on business challenges. Interview business leader to determine business challenges, architect a solution that will meet the business needs and stay within the budget. Maximize use of internal resources and minimize time to implement and support.
? Team Building & Leadership Motivational leader, mentor, trainer, and coach for diverse technical teams. Use positive feedback and honest, yet constructive criticism to influence performance improvement. Gain consensus and buy-in at all organizational levels through continual communications and cooperative approach.
? Customer & Vendor Relations Build strong, sustainable relationships with customers by providing them with solutions that meet their top-priority business/operations needs. Highly effective in working with vendors; established partnership programs with Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, Oracle, Intel, Compaq/HP, Citrix, and VMWare.
Certifications
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer I (MCSE I); Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP); Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS); Microsoft Certified Product Specialist I (MCPSI);...

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Employment

Onramp Access
Director of Operations
1996 - 2013
As the Director of Operations for Onramp Access, I managed the technical support team. The 10 member team consisted of first level techs and engineers. I also managed the day to day operations of...

Education

Western Governors University
B.S. Business IT management
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Virtualization
DNS
Windows Systems Administrator
Cisco Networking
Linux administration
Microsoft Office 365
firewalls
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