Syed Mohamed N. | Elance
 
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Syed Mohamed N.

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   United Arab Emirates
  |   Dubai, Dubai
  |  1:42 am Local Time

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A virtualization specialist with 7+ years of hands-on experience in Microsoft technologies, VMware virtualization, storage design, and network infrastructure. I bring an innovative and pragmatic approach to analyzing complex business needs, enabling me to conceptualize, design and implement cutting edge technical solutions for today’s business problems.

Service Description
Design and implement IBM SAN environments to ensure high availability and acceptable performance characteristics for VMware Virtual Infrastructure and SAN-backed applications.
NetApp FAS/V-Series Configuration and Installation
Hands on experience in iSCSI, NFS, and Fiber Channel protocols, Fiber Channel cabling, switching, and zonine.
Design, install, configure VMware (ESX 3.5), ESXi, and vSphere 4 environments with VirtualCenter management, LabManager, Consolidated Backup, DRS, HA.
Build, configure and deploy VMs and templates. Completed Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) migration of Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 servers.
Analyze and troubleshoot on an advanced level, performance of SAN backed VMware ESX infrastructure to determine proper allocation of resources to a multi-department user population with widely varying needs.
Customize layer 2 and layer 3 networking between VMware, networking components and storage for high availability and maximum performance.
Develop, test, and maintain a disaster recovery plan for critical VMs and application data.
Created hardware recommendations based on projected growth and current resource utilization, including an evaluation of any currently implemented systems.
Performed cost analysis supporting consolidation of physical servers into VMware.
Designed, acquired and deployed a corporate VMware ESX Server infrastructure with capacity for 1000 servers across 2 separate environments.
Implementing, managing and configuring of IBM storage system (NAS/SAN) DS4000/5020 series and IBM tape library 4650/TS3100/TS3200 successfully.
Installed and maintained BLUCOAT proxy server.
Implemented and maintained fully redundant production network architecture (Data Center).
Administer Microsoft Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, and network security devices for 350 users.
Lowered spam by 75% using firewall filtering with real-time spam black lists for incoming email using Symantec bright mail and Iron Port (Cisco).
Certifications
VMware
VMware Certified Professional (VCP 410)
Awarded: 2010
Cisco
Cisco Firewall Specialist
Awarded: 2009
VMware
VMware Certified Professional (VCP 310)
Awarded: 2009
Cisco
Cisco Certified Network Associates
Awarded: 2008
Cisco
Cisco Information Security Specialist
Awarded: 2008
Cisco
Cisco 4011 Recognition certification
Awarded: 2008
Microsoft
Microsoft Certified Professional
Awarded: 2006
Education
Bangalore University
Bacheor in Computer Science
1996 -
Employment
National Bonds Corporation
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2007 - Present
•Responsible for the deployment and maintenance of more than 200 x-series IBM server. •Implementing, configuring, and supporting Windows 2000/2003/2008 AD, VMware ESX 3.5, vSphere 4.0/4.1 and vCenter including HA\DRS. •Perform capacity analysis of existing physical production environment using VMware Capacity Planner. •Work with existing Server and Storage teams to plan upgrade of VMware environment •Re-architect the entire VMware environment to increase consistency and availability of all virtual guests •Create and maintain separate QA, DEV and Production VMware clusters. •Highly proficient in performing physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to physical (V2P) migrations using dissimilar hardware. •Experienced performing bare metal restorations of dead servers to similar or dissimilar hardware. •Motivating, encouraging, training-engaging all support staff regarding day to day management support of the new vSphere infrastructure. •Expert level in depth planning, documentation and management of virtualized Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 and VMware vSphere 4.1 and Virtual Center 4.0 environments. •Technical documentation of all installations, updates, and troubleshooting methods and procedures with an emphasis on best practices. •Performance of Disaster Recovery preparation readiness exercises using disk de-duplication of hot VM migrations in the same cluster across 2 sites. •Managed resources responsible for global datacenter consolidation of local and remote physical hardware to virtual machines that required the conversion of IBM with Windows NT4.0, 2000, 2003, and 2008 servers into virtual servers using the following conversion tools: VMware converter, Plate Spin, Power convert and Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery. •Guide retirement of older VMware server (ESX 3.0, ESX 3.5). •Provide training to Ultra staff on methods and procedures to keep VMware running •Deployed the foundation for the dynamic and automated data center with VMware ESX, the market leading hypervisors. Reduce IT costs and improve flexibility with server consolidation. Decrease downtime and improve reliability with business continuity and disaster recovery. Increase energy efficiency by running fewer servers. •Created hardware recommendations based on projected growth and current resource utilization, including an evaluation of any currently implemented systems. •Performed cost analysis supporting consolidation of physical servers into VMware. •Designed, acquired and deployed a corporate VMware ESX Server infrastructure with capacity for 1000 servers across 2 separate environments. •Implementing, managing and configuring of IBM storage system (NAS/SAN) DS4000/5020 series and IBM tape library 4650/TS3100/TS3200 successfully. •Installed and maintained BLUCOAT proxy server. •Implemented and maintained fully redundant production network architecture (Data Center). •Administer Microsoft Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, and network security devices for 350 users. •Lowered spam by 75% using firewall filtering with real-time spam black lists for incoming email using Symantec bright mail and Iron Port (Cisco). •Migrated successfully Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 CCR Cluster servers and Network load balancing. •Configured and documented exchange Archiving solution with Symantec Enterprise vault store reducing 80% load on exchange 2007 mailbox store. •Documented and implemented Disaster recovery plan and Business continuity plan for the Firm. •Documented and implemented backup and disaster recovery operations in production and DR site. •Maintenance of security policies throughout the network. •Design Data Center and Disaster Recovery site and provided Network diagram using Visio, excel and Word. •Responsible for researching and implementing customized backup solutions to meet business needs. •Responsible in the development of various projects.
Deloitte & Touche (M.E)
System Engineer
2006 - 2007
•Designed, configured and implemented I.T. infrastructure independently in several offices throughout the Middle East. •Assisted in various office moves, ensuring smooth migration and availability of technical services with minimal disruption to business processes. •Installed and maintained VPN’s, Firewall, switches and routers throughout Middle East. •Assisted in documenting Disaster recovery plan and Business continuity plan for the Firm. •Installed and administered Windows 2003, Microsoft IIS server 6.0, Microsoft Exchange and web server 2003. •Installed and administered ISA firewall and Internet Accelerator 2000/2004/2006. •Responsible for research and configuration of all new network and server hardware systems. •Remote and local client support for Middle East region. •Documented I.T. operation and training manuals for end user; delivered end user training on IT systems, security and operating procedures. •Implementing, managing and configuring of storage system (NAS). •Responsible for researching and implementing customized backup solutions to meet business needs. •Managing all centralized backup/restore system for remote client and servers including monitoring for successful completion. •Analyzed, developed and implemented security policies for servers and desktops.
Ras Al Khaimah Intn'l Airport
IT Officer
2002 - 2006
•Installed and administered Windows 2000/2003, Microsoft IIS server, Microsoft Exchange and web server. •Administered Domain Name (DNS) server. •General Desktop support and management of web development and exchange sever. •Installed and maintained network availability and performance monitoring and notification system. •Designed, programmed and implemented a web based intranet help desk support application. •Configured systems for fault tolerance to ensure availability of critical applications. •Supported various servers including IIS Web servers, SQL Servers and SMS Servers. •Managed backups and restores using Arc Serve backup management software. •Installed and configured various workflow and document management systems to improve business processes and enhance productivity. •Designed and installed more than forty five (45) business automation work flow processes to support the airport’s business needs. •Administered and managed various applications including Invensys Avantis Asset Management System, Microsoft Great Plains ERP application. •Designed, implemented and maintained physical security and access controls systems for the airport. •Documented various end-user operations and training manuals including network operations and ERP manuals.
Payment Terms
None specified
Syed Mohamed N. | Elance

Syed Mohamed N.