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Alvin Cly

Storage Consultant surrounding Converged Infastructures @ ClyIO LLC

Automation and Integration

Greater San Diego Area

Ranked #1,393 out of 27,860 for Storage Consultant surrounding Converged Infastructures in United States

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Storage Consultant surrounding Converged Infastructures

May 2014 to Present


The Storage Dude

May 2013 to May 2014


Storage Consultant

September 2011 to May 2014

Alvin Cly's Education

Cappella University

PMP Project Management

2008 to 2010

University of Phoenix

E-Business Business

2003 to 2007

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As an independent consulting I am able to close out projects for Hitachi Based Companies as well as Hewlett Packard. Well known partners companies such as Virtual Tech Gurus, ViON, Commresource & MindTeck. - Amazon Web Services - DevOps and Engineering implementations and/or operations. - Frame Based Data Migrations : Architect an array based migrations involving Hitachi...

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• Innovative professional with Storage, SAN and Operating systems expertise in architecting, project management, delivery of technical services, and customer knowledge transfer. • Designing enterprise Storage and SAN infrastructure solutions for customers across the US for Hitachi Data Systems and Hewlett Packard. • Able to fully RACK the HDS VSP, USPV, USP Storage Arrays and install the HDS Software ranging from Hitachi Command Suite 7, Device Manager, Storage Navigator per Delivery of Services. • Storage Expert of the following Storage Arrays from a Hardware and Software Level: VSP USPV, USPVM, USP, XP512, XP1024, XP10000, XP12000, XP24000. • Versatile in System Administration from setup of Operating System to maintaining daily system administrative tasks; HPUX, Solaris, AIX, Tru64, OVMS, REHDAT, VMware, Windows and SUSE Linux. • Solid knowledge of Brocade Fabrics from Design to full installations to migrations of the following switches and routers; DCX, 128K, 48000, 24000, 7800 and 5100. • Designed and delivered 20+ large scale HP/HDS Storage and VMware technology implementations and/or data migrations using either Array based software or VMotion for Storage. • Designed and delivered 90+ HP/HDS Enterprise storage arrays for customers who have purchased through various vendors. • Conducted 15+ POCs for highly potential customers for Hewlett Packard and Hitachi Data Systems involving Array based replication such as Universal Volume Replicator or Continuous Access Journals. • Designed and delivered 15+ Disaster Recovery Sites involving either HP’s XP Continuous Access with Journaling or Hitachi Universal Replicator. • Designed and delivered 20+ VSP Storage Arrays with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning, Hitachi Dynamic Tiered Storage for Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Device Manager. • Expert in Operating System Storage Management and Migration on HPUX, VMware, Windows, AIX and OVMS. Specialties: Project Management, Change Management, Performance TuningStorage Consultant surrounding Converged Infastructures @ As an independent consulting I am able to close out projects for Hitachi Based Companies as well as Hewlett Packard. Well known partners companies such as Virtual Tech Gurus, ViON, Commresource & MindTeck. - Amazon Web Services - DevOps and Engineering implementations and/or operations. - Frame Based Data Migrations : Architect an array based migrations involving Hitachi Universal Volume Manager and Technically doing the actual working in a detailed project oriented manner. Also incorporated Site to Site type migrations from modular based frames to Enterprise based frames. - SAN Based Data Migrations : Technical Discovery, Inventory and Delivery of either multiple fabric physical migrations to a complete enterprise standard fabric (a/b) and/or a stand core/edge fabric solution involving Brocades & Cisco. - Host Based Migrations - Conducted a very detailed discovery of the hosts that require to be migrated, analysis of each host/cluster, remediation plans and provided a complete start to finish project oriented plan of planning. Hosts range from RHEL, AIX, HP-UX, SOLARIS, WINDOWS, ESXi VMWARE whether they are stand-alone or virtual. - Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity : Completed a start to finish of Initial Gathering of requirements from the customer, sizing of distance between sites, sizing of require space surrounding the environment and completed with scope of plan, delivery of plan from an Architect level to the Technical Implementation and Turnover with the customer. Products used were Hitachi Universal Replication, Hitachi Thin Image, Hitachi CCI/HORCM, EMC SRDF, EMC TimeFinder and symcli. - Project Management : Either worked with an assigned PM and/or was placed as a Project Leader along with being a Technical Resource. Tools used to plan accordingly, Communication Plan, Ganttt Chart, Project Scope and the Cycle of Project Plans to ensure all parties were on the same page. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) The Storage Dude @ New member of a core project technical team -- design, implement and delivery of multiple fully operational data centers across the globe. Primary duty is to ensure all scope surrounding the storage environment for these data centers are orchestrated to their maximum potential to include : performance, accessibly, simplicity and able to manage off-shore. Additional duties and not limited to anything specific are HP 3PAR, NETAPP Storage, HP XP24000, networking juniper, cisco firewalls, c7000 blades, ESX configurations, REDHAT builds, MS SQL, MYSQL etc. From May 2013 to May 2014 (1 year 1 month) Storage Consultant @ Independent Storage Consultant working with several clients to include, The University of Texas Cancer Center, AT&T, [email protected], Hitachi Data Systems (another partner) and Source Direct. Provide technical assistance involving the customer's storage environment on daily system administration, weekly reporting and weekend maintenance change windows. Continue to build solid business relationships with customers within the Texas area using my technical skills on storage and key communication skills to interact with leadership & vendor sales. Assist in designing and/or architecting storage requirements based on what the customer's needs are and what budget they have in place. Assist on Migrating hosts and/or storage arrays using Hitachi and/or HP storage array based tools. Introduce new and innovative ways of managing storage arrays and/or managing UNIX/Linux Systems. Help with other's outside the routing storage administration such as programming, scripting, networking, kernel building, cabling and really going beyond the means of a storage consultant. From September 2011 to May 2014 (2 years 9 months) HDS Storage Consultant @ HDS Storage consultant with additional responsibilities on NETAPP, FalconStor, F5 and UNIX Solaris VXVM/ZFS. From September 2012 to May 2013 (9 months) HDS Storage Resident - VSP HCS v7.2 HDvM HTnM HRpM HTSM HDLM @ Onsite Storage Resident with Capital One in Plano TX as the HDS VSP SME. Primary task to assist with product knowledge turnover of all of the hardware and software VSP products and to help balance the relationship between HDS and the customer. o 4 VSPs replicating using HUR, local copies using Shadow Image and Storage Virtualization using Universal Volume Manager o Provide weekly knowledge turnover of Hitachi Command Suite v7.2.1, HDvM, HTnM, HRpM, HTSM, UVM and Storage Navigator. o Provide Architecting Guidelines of best practices, sweet spots of the Storage Array and procedures for Designing and daily storage administration. o Assist with monitoring the performance, reporting of capacity and performance metric and daily storage administration. o Balance relationship with the Hitachi Sales team, Account Team, HDS Storage Technical team and Capital One. o Willingness to do what it takes to help the customer and have each storage administrator understand the VSP Storage Array. From May 2012 to August 2012 (4 months) HDS Storage Consultant @ • Design and complete project delivery of HDS VSP and USPV Storage Arrays across the United States on a weekly basis. • Provide remote technical assistance of projects that may have escalated to support; solid knowledge in troubleshooting and help customers remain calm. • Project Management of Customer Kickoff calls and delivery of all projects assigned to utilize my Project Management Professional skills. • Delivered 10 Key Hitachi Dynamic Tiering on HDS VSP Storage Arrays. • Successfully closed 4 Major data migrations that consisted of 40PB of Data and 300+ hosts using HDS VSP Virtualization and Tier Storage Manager. • Delivered 10 Projects that have consisted of VMWARE VSphere and/or ESX data Migrations using Storage Array Based software or VMotion for Storage. • Delivered 5 Brocade FCIP configurations for HDS USP to VSP Universal Replicator Migrations. From August 2010 to August 2011 (1 year 1 month) Solutions Architect - True North Partner @ HDS Solutions Architect From 2011 to 2011 (less than a year) HP XP Storage Consultant @ • Complex SAN and Systems design, assessment and implementation of XP Storage Array and Open Systems for mission critical customers across the United States. • Provide pre-sales technical support for complex storage designs to include Data migration, Data Center storage replications, Backup to Disk, UNIX, Linux, Windows and VMWARE System Designs, Switch Fabrics and Software installations. • Assist with scope of services engagements including SOW generations and responding to proposals, RFP’s. • Outstanding ability to understand, implement and maintain technical delivery standards for client implementation and close of business. • Present product solutions from lower level audiences to upper level management for awareness and increase of business revenue. • Mastery of system administration in multiple Operating Systems, Storage Systems, Networking Switches and Routers, Programming languages and customer interpretation of various software products. • Meet customer expectations by providing documentation pertaining to client/business product, technical walk through, and customer hand off. From August 2007 to August 2010 (3 years 1 month) Tru64 Consultant @ Assist customer with pre-planning and actual roll-out of a physical move for a Tru64 ES40 and Alpha Server from Texas to Phoenix. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) PMP, Project Management @ Cappella University From 2008 to 2010 E-Business, Business @ University of Phoenix From 2003 to 2007 Alvin Cly is skilled in: Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), HDS, Brocade, Enterprise Storage, Storage Virtualization, Storage Architecture, Storage Area Networks, Storage Management, Storage Solutions, Netbackup, Virtualization, NetApp, Clariion, Fibre Channel, VSP

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Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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1 year(s), 6 month(s)

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