During the past 20 years Robs focus has been on creating innovative business solutions leveraging his industry experience in the fields of cloud, virtualization and IT transformation.
Cloud Object Storage Systems Achitect
Consulting Solutions Architect
Virtual Power Systems
Senior Enterprise Systems Engineer
This is no ordinary SE job. This position requires breadth and depth like no other position. Supporting Enterprise customers with thousands of systems in huge virtualized cloud computing environments in all aspects of computing from storage and networking to performance and life cycle management. VMware ESX Server is truly an Enterprise platform providing cutting edge technology and industry leading performance that all of the Fortune 100 companies recognize and use in their datacenters.
Security Engineer / Consultant
Responsible for setting up core IoT technologies during the bootstrap process of the company. Part of a team developing a robust and secure IT infrastructure, including VPN, VoIP phone system, 802.11x, 802.16x, UPS systems, corporate file server and technology staging center.
Integration Systems Administrator
Design, deploy and maintain network architecture for Linux, Solaris and BSD servers in a 3 tier enterprise level with high availability production environment running JRE, JRun, Oracle and other custom applications. Audit network security and, provide first response with security breaches, implement data encryption, update firewalls. Develop security policy for communication between server platforms. Develop monitoring system and on call schedule for remote server platforms. Achieve significant time saving and, drastic increase in response time with improved uptime. Develop logistics for launch of three deployments, including IBM Government, HP Matrix/Neto, and Telecom Italia. Decrease customer cost by shortening deployment time. Create strategies to enhance processes. Automate the build process. Implement innovative complex DNS, HTTP load balancing and hosting schemes with server load balancing. Logistics for cross-country remote deployment of hosting platform.
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Information Technology Services Technician * Installed and networked computers with Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 3.11/DOS, and Mac OS 9. * Supported over 300 faculty/staff, and 5,000 students with various programs, operating systems, and hardware issues over the telephone and onsite. * Developed and maintained web sites for various departments.
IT Virtualization Consultant - VCP
Providing expert consulting and advisory services at various clients seeking IT and virtualization solutions.
Virtualization Technology Lead & Consultant
As part of the Solutions Engineering, Partner Enablement Team, I provide the guidance in implementing Partner Company technologies on Vblock™ Systems. Partners are able to gain time on VCE Vblock™ Systems in the Partner Enablement Lab, without the need to purchase an entire system. Provided expert technical evaluation of Partner products for Business Development Teams as well as comprehensive testing and validation of key Security solutions for Vblock™ Systems. Designed and deployed a VMware vCloud Director self service environment to support Partner Enablement activities in the Partner Enablement Lab.
Virtualization Technology Lead & Architect
As a part of the Infrastructure team, I provide the guidance in virtualization technology and help architect the Vblock™ Infrastructure Packages delivering the industry's first completely integrated IT offering that combines best-in-class virtualization, networking, computing, storage, security, and management technologies with end-to-end vendor accountability. Developed the first of its kind Vblock™ FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform Technology for automating the deployment of VMware View. This is the first of many solutions for automating the process of datacenter software deployments on Vblock™ Systems.
Special Projects Security Engineer
NASA Ames Research Center
Part of a team that developed the NASA-wide security perimeter, per NIST guidelines and Member of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division team, assigned to special government IT Security mandates. Designed and deployed a Secure Corporate VPN solution at eleven disparate NASA Centers within diverse network environments within a tight schedule and budget. Deployed NASA-wide context and content monitoring solution for security audit and computer use policy verification purposes. Obtained interim security clearance.
Director of Operations (COO)
· Assumed the technical operations of Gadoz Inc., a small web applications hosting company, with a highly secure and highly redundant MacOS X infrastructure at the prestigious PAIX Datacenter located in downtown Palo Alto. · Gadoz Inc., has customers such as Fox Racing, AMD, and Velonews with Tour de France 2004 live coverage. See http://www.gadoz.com · Responsible for all Technical Operations, Server Management, Network Management, including: Infrastructure, Architecture, Capacity Planning, Monitoring, and Customer Support.
New Programs Coordinator
Develop the support structure of Blogger.com, post acquisition by Google, Inc. Training of new support personnel. Developer support and code base advancement. Support tools for new platform. Decrease support response time to hours instead of months.
Advisor to the Board, Consultant in the Office of the CTO
I/O Switch Technologies, Inc.
I/O Switch Technologies aims to preserve the future, by removing bottlenecks and inefficiencies in data access and storage. Enable the world to new possibilities with network enabled hard drives and next generation low latency PCIe Flash.