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Salman
akhmal06@yahoo.com
512-692-9452
Austin, TX 73301
Principal Azure Architect
20 years experience W2
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20 years of IT experience in People Management / Project Management /Data and Application migration/Infrastructure Architecture and Administration /Storage Architecture and Administration/ Data Protection/Capacity Planning/IT Operation Delivery & Management/Pre-and-post -sales Activities

Experience
Principal Architect, I'm overall
Information Technology
Apr 2018 - present
responsible for client's IT Architecture and Technical Delivery. Being a technical lead, I'm ensuring that team deliver optimized IT solution to the customer's needs. Helping clients to move their workloads into cloud (Azure, Oracle Cloud, MS office 365) that includes workload assessment, planning and migration. I'm also helping client to select right public cloud and assisting in migration journey.
  • Managing multiple accounts as an Account Architect
  • Ensure minimum escalations from client. And if there is one, Assist team in finding RCA for P1 escalation.
  • Performance Analysis of the environment and Capacity recommendations
  • Assisting client to move workloads to Azure.
  • Assisting client to move mailboxes from On-prem to MS O365
  • Helped client to replicate "Oracle Exadata Environment" (~60VMs, ~30 Databases and 7 applications) to OCI and established it as a DR.
  • Ensure that our infrastructure is latest on codes (Storage, Networking, VM etc.) and in compliant.
  • Ensure projects (like Azure Migration, OCI DR, Storage Optimization, Mailboxes migration to O365 etc.) are running smooth and have no technical obstacles.
  • Review SOPs, Runbooks, Technical Delivery docs and Architecture docs are latest and relevant.
  • Assisted Sales team to create DR solution for the client.
  • Helping Sales team to do POCs and help build SOW for business opportunities.
  • Helping Sales team in identifying business challenges and devising a solution.
  • Comparing cost between Public and On-prem resources and helping client to make right decision.
Azure Migration IT Architecture MS Azure Oracle Public Cloud Cloud Architecture
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Storage Management Architect
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Entelligence IT (PSC): May 2015 - March 2018, focusing on client issues like performance tuning, 7mode -CDOT conversion, migration, capacity planning, architectural reviews, data protection, Storage as Service and integration with cloud, migration to cloud, POC and testing of new technologies/products etc.
Performance Tuning Capacity Planning Cloud Migration
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Architect
Jun 2011 - May 2015
Datacenter technologies group. Completed following projects, Project 4: Delivery lead for Flexpod (NetApp, Cisco, Vmware
  • Private cloud for SAP) solution
  • Responsible for implementation of technical architecture and installation of Flexpod, conducting the analysis of alternative architectures (Redhat Cloud forms), creating architectural standards, defining processes to ensure conformance to standards, instituting solution-testing criteria.
  • Completed FlexPod installation for Excel Energy (My Focus was storage)
  • Configured NetApp storage (FAS 8080 Cluster) for multi tenants' environment. *
Private Cloud VMWare RedHat NetApp Microsoft Excel Data Center
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"Sr. IT Manager"
Information Technology
Jun 2001 - Nov 2010
As an "Architect" for Storage group. Primary responsibilities include smooth operation of storage and its design, storage capacity planning, hardware refresh, DR planning, Migration /Consolidation, Virtualization of IT infrastructure. My accomplishments,
  • 10 IBM ESSs (F800/F20) data migration and consolidation to IBM DS8300 and NetApp FC 6070c, which saved Cadence over $3M in lease cost and maintenance.
  • Played a technical architect role to migrate Oracle, Exchange, SharePoint etc. to ensure they meet biz critical needs such as HA, Backup/Recovery, DR
  • Implemented Disk to disk backups using snapvault covering 5 satellite offices in NE, reducing dependency on Tape backups and improved restore time.
  • 200TB data migration to consolidate 8XNetapp FAS R200 to 1 cluster FAS3050c using snapmirror which resulted in power saving, floor space saving and less administrative headaches.
  • Consolidation of "Brocade/Macdata" SAN in Datacenter
  • Re-architecture of storage Backups, using Netbackup 6.5 and mix of VTL /tape libraries, improving backup windows and improved restore reliability.
  • Architecture of ISCSI storage and ISCSI VLANS for VDI/VM deployments. We had more than 2000 VMs running using our central storage.
  • Architected and Introduced IBRIX as T2 NAS, replacing high cost NetApp, which reduced our cost of T2.
  • Design and implementation of "Deduplication of VMWARE images" and thin provisioning for T2 NAS data.
  • Introduction of Isilon as backend storage with Avere cache in front of it, to reduce latency related to READ/WRITE I/Os and save the cost in buying high end storage.
  • Introduced SUN ZFS as "T3 no backup" solution on X 4500 (Thumper).
Data Center MS SharePoint MS Visio
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Electronics Engineering
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Certifications
Certified Azure Admin (AZ-103), AWS Certified Solutions Architect, PMP, NetApp certified (NCDA, NCIE
Azure Certified
NetApp Certified
PMP Certified
SUN Certified Administrator
Skills
Data Center
2015
13
MS SharePoint
2010
9
MS Visio
2010
9
Microsoft Excel
2015
4
NetApp
2015
4
Private Cloud
2015
4
RedHat
2015
4
VMWare
2015
4
Azure Migration
2021
2
Cloud Architecture
2021
2
IT Architecture
2021
2
MS Azure
2021
2
Oracle
2021
2
Public Cloud
2021
2
Capacity Planning
2018
1
Cloud Migration
2018
1
Performance Tuning
2018
1