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Daniel L.

Senior Storage Engineer

Digital Systems Engineering Manager at City National Bank

Los Angeles, California

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Senior Storage Engineer

October 2014 to Present


Solutions Architect

May 2013 to October 2014

Visual Concepts, LLC

UNIX/SAN Systems & BURA Administrator

September 2012 to April 2013

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15+ years in fast paced Internet commercial sector working in both startups and established companies. 3 years in the VAR industry providing Senior Pre-Sales and Post-Sales support UNIX and Linux system administration and architecture, Virtualization including VMware, Xen, KVM, Openstack Highly specialized storage and backup focus and wide industry exposure: Netapp Hitachi 3PAR StorageTek/LSI Brocade Fabrics and Switching Cisco MDS Fabrics and Switching Working knowledge of nearly all other storage solutions including all flash array (AFA) market. Open Source and Object Storage including Gluster, Ceph, Swift Exposure to commercial object storage solutions including Scality, Cleversafe Cloud storage technologies and gateway technologies: S3/Glacier Backup and Recovery including NetBackup, Commvault, Legato/EMC Networker, Data DomainSenior Storage Engineer @ From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Solutions Architect @ From May 2013 to October 2014 (1 year 6 months) UNIX/SAN Systems & BURA Administrator @ Contractor to the Department of the Navy, NAVFAC Information Technology Center (NITC), Enterprise Database and Systems Support Branch, Port Hueneme California. Managed all Production and COOP (DR) storage systems including NetApp and StorageTek arrays Managed Brocade Fibre Channel Switching environment. Managed day to day operations of production backups including EMC Networker and DataDomain VTL. Provided secondary support of production Solaris and Linux systems. From September 2012 to April 2013 (8 months) Solutions Architect @ From January 2012 to August 2012 (8 months) Acting Director, Information Technology @ From March 2011 to December 2011 (10 months) Senior Infrastructure Engineer @ From June 2010 to March 2011 (10 months) Manager, Systems and Storage Operations @ Manager of the newly merged Systems and Storage operations teams with three direct reports reporting to the Senior Director of Infrastructure Operations at Edmunds. Key responsibilities include the day-to-day management of all Dell server infrastructure, Network Appliance storage infrastructure, and RedHat Linux operating system deployments. Involved with the architecture and design of the Edmunds site redesign efforts centering around virtualization and automation utilizing XEN hyper visors running on the RedHat Linux platform. Engaged in the research and deployment of several open source projects including Hadoop for several internal data projects and next generation data warehouse implementation as well as evaluating Centos for streamlining operating cost and performance within our virtual infrastructure. Principal architect and lead on the research and adoption plans for NFSV4 and next generation FCOE data storage solutions to be utilized at Edmunds. From September 2009 to June 2010 (10 months) Manager, Storage Operations @ Hands-on manager of the storage and backup infrastructure team with one direct report reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Operations at Edmunds. Key responsibilities include the day to day management of the 500 Terabyte network storage and backup infrastructure powering all Edmunds systems, design and implementation of new storage infrastructure initiatives, and mentoring of the storage administrator directly reporting to me. Additional responsibilities included the rollout of Operations Manager (DFM) for monitoring and alerting on all network appliance storage systems within Edmunds, storage design and implementation of a dedicated ISCSI environment for a clustered MS Exchange Server, and all budgeting and forecasting for future growth. Heavily involved with the migration of our Los Angeles datacenter from a colocation environment to our own leased datacenter. Designed and implemented new production storage network and successfully migrated live Edmunds web properties without incident or downtime. Additionally migrated our existing preproduction environment that consisted of over 300 physical servers and 200 terabytes of network storage without data loss and within planned timeframe. Key architect of all storage and backup network infrastructure within the Disaster Recovery site project at Edmunds. Designed and implemented new storage build out based on network appliance multistore (vfiler) technology and snapmirror. Designed and implemented new WAN site to site replicated snapvault architecture for ensuring all key Edmunds data assets located in multiple strategic locations. Designed and implemented a dedicated NFS storage solution for existing RedHat/Oracle data warehouse environment that achieved over an 800% improvement in query response times while providing quadruple the current storage bandwidth. From September 2007 to September 2009 (2 years 1 month) Senior Systems Administrator @ Worked as a team leader in daily Unix systems administration and support within a mixed environment of Solaris, RedHat Linux, and FreeBSD infrastructure. Primarily responsible for all hosted infrastructure and internal support systems involved in the 24X7 operations of and all associated properties. Rebuilt and redesigned several key systems including the internal Perforce source code repository, the Edmunds extranet for all data syndication partners, and the internal log processing and data warehouse infrastructure. Principal design and implementation of a shared NFS and CIFS storage network utilizing Network Appliance clustered filers that replaced all legacy and local arrays utilized within Edmunds. Solely responsible for several key Edmunds initiatives including the storage design and build out of the first downtown Los Angeles datacenter. Heavily involved with the migration of our externally hosted Solaris based website to the new RedHat Linux datacenter with no downtime or loss of functionality. Continued expansion of storage infrastructure, redesigned and rebuilt many internal legacy systems within our new Linux infrastructure. Designed and implemented storage infrastructure enterprise backup solution centered around Network Appliance snapshot, snapmirror, and snapvault technology eliminating the need for server based backups and providing system level restore within 15 minutes or less. From August 2004 to September 2007 (3 years 2 months) Consultant, Senior UNIX Administrator @ Involved in daily Unix systems administration and support within a large Solaris infrastructure. Heavily involved in the E10K migration project which consisted of several large legacy oracle installations that were transitioned to dedicated instances. The migration also consisted of rolling out an initial SAN storage environment on NetApp filers to replace aging NFS storage solutions. Involved with key Amgen staff in helping to identify and rearchitect design issues as well as provide solid ongoing storage and backup strategies for all projects going forward. Helped deploy several internal monitoring and administrative services including a customized Solaris trending system for providing web based reports on system availability and utilization from hourly to yearly schedules. Also helped maintain and expand internal software and jumpstart archives and kept Solaris packages of key open source software up to current revisions accordingly. Helped redeploy and consolidate legacy jumpstart configurations into a change control environment. From January 2004 to July 2004 (7 months) Principal Unix Engineer @ Team lead on operations rollout of new DMZ architecture into private on-site datacenter including migration of legacy applications and complete re-architecture of existing hosting infrastructure. Became primary engineer on several key legacy applications within Kinkos including and which were two of the key revenue generating systems in technology. Responsible for day to day operations and maintenance of all DMZ and hosted applications within Kinkos. Became primarily focused on Kinkos e-commerce applications engineering and Architecture. Rolled out and redesigned the backend hosting and maintenance Of which was brought in-house from an outside firm. Worked solely With the e-commerce team to design, implement, and manage new Java based Web applications including,, and site integration With legacy applications. Regarded as leader within Unix engineering group and responsible for training others Within the group and providing documentation materials on all key infrastructure Applications. Worked closely with other technology departments to plan, implement, and Promote policy and technical solutions. From April 2001 to December 2003 (2 years 9 months) Senior Systems Administrator @ Managed operations rollout of new site architecture migrating from existing Linux based website to a scalable, robust architecture utilizing Sun Microsystems ultrasparc servers and the Solaris UNIX operating environment. Responsible for all server installation, configuration, tuning and management. Worked with operations development staff to port existing code to new architecture as well as refine and improve web server configurations for enhanced performance and stability. Assessed and rearchitected numerous backend processes to solve many performance and stability limitations with previous site architecture and operating system configuration. Responsible for all daily site maintenance, tuning and management of all sun servers, netapp filers, and sun storage products. Design and implementation of backend scripting processes for daily processes related to website operations and statistical analysis. Responsible for continued daily maintenance and support as well as design and implementation of improved operating system and backend processes. From May 2000 to February 2001 (10 months) Senior Systems Administrator @ Managed existing site architecture running on Sun Microsystems ultrasparc servers using the Solaris UNIX operating environment. Involved in web server tuning, installation, configuration, and management as well as backend support for a 30+ server website. Also performed light Perl scripting for backend feeds processing on existing architecture. Managed and built development and staging(QA) environment for new site architecture. Responsible for all hardware and operating system installation, configuration and management. Responsible for web server configuration and management, code release management and propagation, and performance tuning alongside development and quality assurance teams. Involved in hardware architecture planning and design of a very robust and scalable website involving over 100 affiliates and partners and serving over 1000 clients and individuals daily in a 24/7 environment. Worked closely with development team and operations staff to fulfill all project goals and exceed expectations of affiliates and clients. From May 1999 to March 2000 (11 months) Senior Systems Administrator @ (DigitalFacades was acquired and merged into the Rare Medium Corporation) Continued support of all desktop workstations and UNIX servers in the Los Angeles office. Continued support of all UNIX hosted websites in the Los Angeles colocation facility and at customer hosting facilities. Migrated current internal Macintosh environment to a Microsoft NT based corporate structure. Installed and configured NT workstation machines for all Los Angeles employees, migrated UNIX mail server to the corporate Microsoft Exchange mail server. Began merger of existing UNIX development environment into the corporate NT development environment. Installed and configured firewall and vpn hardware to merge existing network into the corporate network which was based in Rare Medium's New York office. Began the process of installing and maintaining a global corporate network with multiple physical locations around the country. From August 1998 to April 1999 (9 months) Systems Administrator @ Hired to provide systems administration and technical support to all staff working for DigitalFacades, a multimedia and web technology firm. Supported all computer equipment within DigitalFacades including Sun ultrasparc and SPARCstation equipment, Digital Alpha workstations, Macintosh workstations, Intel Workstations and servers and Cisco routers, hubs, and switches. Sole support for all in house and client UNIX servers and workstations. Provided extensive expertise in the installation, configuration, and daily maintenance of Sun Solaris servers. Supported multiple platforms and operating system development environments both in-house and at client locations. Migrated and improved existing web server setup from a Silicon Graphics IRIX server to a more robust and scalable Sun UltraSparc server farm. Configuration of all server software and operating system components including apache web server, Perl, mysql, and Java development tools. Provided on-going server optimization and performance improvements as well as reliability and fault-tolerance upgrades, including the deployment of SunSoft Disk Suite mirroring and raid software to minimize downtime and lost revenue for client web servers. Devised and implemented current e-commerce servers based on the Solaris UNIX operating environment and Sun Microsystems hardware to provide maximum performance and reliability for mission critical web commerce solutions for high profile clients. Involved in network design and implementation as DigitalFacades outgrew it's existing environment, as well as implementing network security measures to protect UNIX servers and client machines from unauthorized access from outside parties. From April 1997 to August 1998 (1 year 5 months) Daniel L. is skilled in: Enterprise Storage, NetApp, NetApp Filers, NFS, Storage Management, Storage Architecture, NCDA, Storage Area Networks, Brocade Fibre Switches, EMC Networker, Disaster Recovery, Unix, Architecture, Virtualization, Solaris

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