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Rob Markovic

Rob Markovic

San Jose de los Olvera, Querétaro, Mexico, North America

About

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.

Experience

Optimizing Mind

Managing Director

Optimizing Mind

Sep 2016

Optimizing Mind

Angel Investor

Optimizing Mind

Sep 2016

IBM

Cloud Object Storage Systems Achitect

IBM

Nov 2016 - Dec 2017

Virtual Power Systems

Consulting Solutions Architect

Virtual Power Systems

Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

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CTO

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Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

VMware

Senior Enterprise Systems Engineer

VMware

Nov 2006 - Nov 2009

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.

Apprion Inc.

Security Engineer / Consultant

Apprion Inc.

Jan 2006 - Jul 2006

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.

NetObjects, Inc.

Integration Systems Administrator

NetObjects, Inc.

Oct 2000 - Jul 2001

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

ITS Tech

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Sep 1996 - Sep 1999

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.

Various Clients

IT Virtualization Consultant - VCP

Various Clients

Providing expert consulting and advisory services at various clients seeking IT and virtualization solutions.

VCE

Virtualization Technology Lead & Consultant

VCE

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013

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.

VCE

Virtualization Technology Lead & Architect

VCE

Ended in Feb 2013

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.

NASA Ames Research Center

Special Projects Security Engineer

NASA Ames Research Center

Ended in Jan 2006

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.

Gadoz Inc.

Director of Operations (COO)

Gadoz Inc.

May 2004 - Aug 2004

· 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.

Google, Inc.

New Programs Coordinator

Google, Inc.

Feb 2003 - May 2003

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.

I/O Switch Technologies, Inc.

Advisor to the Board, Consultant in the Office of the CTO

I/O Switch Technologies, Inc.

Nov 2013

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.

Education

University of Michigan-Dearborn

electrical engineering computer engineering

University of Michigan-Dearborn