Sr vArchitect @ VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company
Associates, Automated Mfg/Robotics @
My goal is to work as a trusted advisor with customers (IT Management to C level) in a consultative manor to make sure the technology decisions match their short and long-term goals. As technology (software and hardware) evolve, they will understand how those changes can affect their applications and infrastructure. This also includes cloud and automation strategies
My goal is to work as a trusted advisor with customers (IT Management to C level) in a consultative manor to make sure the technology decisions match their short and long-term goals. As technology (software and hardware) evolve, they will understand how those changes can affect their applications and infrastructure. This also includes cloud and automation strategies to make their business more effective.
Enterprise Systems Engineer @ Enterprise System Engineer covering NetApp Enterprise customers in the Chicago area. This includes helping customer with migration of storage technologies and how their applications would best run on NetApp technologies and the cloud. This includes converged private cloud and well moving workloads to various cloud partners. Working alongside NetApp partners to insure successful implementations that will insure customer satisfaction and business goals. This also help with disaster recovery, data center consolidation/automation and the journey to tier their data to the cloud (backup, archive, test/development or production). From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) President @ Business and IT Consulting services. This includes helping customers evaluating the cloud transformation, converged infrastructure, SAN/NAS storage, database and VDI technology evaluations. Explain how the technology decision can effect their business processes and application role outs. This will often include helping with evaluating current customer processes and possible ways to simplify software and data center architecture decisions going forward. From October 2003 to June 2014 (10 years 9 months) Sr vArchitect @ Sr vArchitect pre-sales role that covered reps in both Missouri, and Central/Southern IL. Thisn included covering various verticals including healthcare, banking, insurance, DC hosting companies and manufacturing accounts throughout the area for Vblock converged infrastructure. This includes helping customer with the converged infrastructure transformation to includes DR, backup/VTL, cloud VDI and long term architecture planning. This included applications such as SAP, Oracle RAC, VDI, Exchange, SharePoint, Meditech, SQL, VMware, Citrix and many more. From August 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 3 months) greater st. louis areaTechnical Architect - Data Center @ I was pre-sales Technical Architect on the Data Center enterprise and commercial teams. Covering Northern St Louis, IL , IN, OH for the healthcare vertical, large enterprise accounts, commercial SLED accounts. This included architecting many complicated solutions that included single or multi vendor solution such as NetApp, EMC, HDS, HP, Cisco, F5, RSA, APC, VMware, Citrix, RedHat, etc. for production and DR expansions. This included applications such as Exchange, Oracle, SQL, VDI, SharePoint and many more with sales growing over 150%. From January 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 8 months) DOC Configuration Strategist/Global Service Solutions @ From 2004 to 2007 (3 years) Account Mgr @ Account Manager for Value Added Reseller. This included receiving various sales awards and over 100% of sales goal for 6 quarters. From 2001 to 2004 (3 years) Greater Chicago AreaIT Manager @ IT Manager in change of Infrastructure that included the Windows, UNIX, Oracle, Telcommunications, Exchange environments and build outs. From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) System Engineer/Data Eng @ Was in change of intial Windows, Lotu Notes/AS400 build out. Then moved to create the DSL/data services network for the central region From 1997 to 2000 (3 years)
Associate’s Degree, Computer Science @ DePaul University From 1990 to 1992 Associates, Automated Mfg/Robotics @ Triton College From 1984 to 1987 John Russell is skilled in: Data Center, Storage, Cloud Computing, Pre-sales, VMware, Infrastructure, Storage Area Networks, SAN, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Storage Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Virtualization, Cisco Technologies, HP
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