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Resume for James G. for IT / Technical Support / Computer Hardware in Nairobi, Kenya




Occupation: IT / Technical Support Industry: Computer Hardware
Country: Kenya City: Nairobi
State: Nairobi Area ZIP: 254



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Name: James W. G. Profession: Systems Engineer Nationality: Kenyan Date of Birth: Contacts: /+ Membership in Professional Societies: NetApp/EMC/Symantec/HP/VMware/Sun communities/ Member of Computer Society of Kenya/Strathmore University Alumni Training and leadership * Attended accredited storage architect training by NetApp ASAPNairobi Nov * Accredited platform specialist HP MSA//i Nairobi * Accredited platform specialist HP Proliant servers/blades Nairobi, * NAS/SAN training for NCDA Virtual Works, NetApp * NetBackup for the enterprise windows/Unix , Dubai, UAE Symantec center * Cisco certified Network Associate CCNA ..Strathmore Training Center Nairobi * Maintaining HP Proliant servers HP , June * CommVault Training Design and Implementation by CommVault Trainers * SCO Unix User and Administration Jan March * Sun Unified Storage training Nairobi August * NetApp SAN training NCIE Virtual Works, Nairobi Feb * Enterprise Vault Sales and sizing * Symantec NetBackup System Sales Engineer SSE * Backup Exec System Sales Engineer SSE * Checkpoint Certified Security Expert Nairobi, Dec Exam certification pending * IBM Power Sales Certified Jan * EMC velocity partner training March * EMC consolidate product & Technology specialist EVP certified * NAS operations and management with Celerra May , Lagos CORE COMPETENCIES AND STRENGTHS * HPUX Operating system support * Solaris operating system support * Tru operating system support Fairly Competent * Fully competent on the Microsoft platform Exchange //AD/SMS/MOM/ISA * NetApp Storage implementation ASAP/NCDA/NCIE * HP Storage implementation from EVA to basic DAS * HP hardware and HP management HP SIM/RDP/OpenView * Dell Server/blade hardware deployment * Dell Qlogic storage deployment * Cisco switching and routing CCNA certified * Linux Platform support * Symantec NetBackup/ Symantec backup Exec/Storage Foundation/ClusterHA * EMC CX/VNXe/VNX Deployment * HP Data Protector Config/Administration * Citrix implementation/Administration * VMware implementation/Administration * Microsoft Platform deployments NT/// ad/networks In some of these competencies I am not certified, however, due to the nature of the fieldwork as a techie/systems engineer, I am thoroughly competent with the above core competencies and strengths. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Business Information Technology Strathmore University EMPLOYMENT RECORD Interdist Alliances ltd Senior PreSales Engineer April Current Interdist Alliances is the enterprise Value added distribution arm of the DISTRICOM/CIS group of companies with a strong global presence in over seventy countries. Currently in charge of the English speaking Africa region with regards to EMC/Oracle product lines. This is basically the West/East/South African regions Part of the responsibilities include * Regional lead for presales oracle/EMC/organizational lead for hardware presales Global * New Partner recruitment * Channel management help partners achieve targets/pipelines * Demand generation through events * Partner training/refresh on technologies * Identify opportunities and assist partners in closing the opportunity * Maintain certification levels for partnerships * Aid partners in doing presentations/proof of concepts/site visits/live and simulated demos for clients * Manage the Oracle Accredited Solution Centre * Liaise and maintain relations with the principals. Gestalt Gild ltd. Enterprise Systems PreSales Engineer/Storage Architect June March Sample Assignments done * Kenya Pipeline Company: Disaster recovery/HA/Storage Migration Location Nairobi Kenya. presales Engineer/Teamleader for implementation The client is Kenya&;s major importer and chief reseller of fuel petroleum. They were running a tier SAP system on a Solaris platform among other automation services exchange/Sps. With this regard, they wanted a powerful storage system that would have intelligent snapshots, replication, good disk utilization and multiprotocol support. With this regard, we proposed and went for a FAS Active/Active NetApp storage system. The proposal was pegged on a functional proofofconcept basis. The final part was to implement a thorough backup strategy based on Symantec&;s NetBackup . and SUN SL tape storage library for the SAP/Oracle/Exchange servers. * PriceWaterhouseCoopers PWC. DRP/Storage Virtualization. FebJuly . Location Nairobi Kenya Kampala Uganda. Project Presales/Project Architect/Lead Implementation The client had initially purchased HP EVA but was not reaping the benefits of the storage with regards to serverless backup, offsite replication and an ever shrinking backup window. The client was also looking to implement high availability in the server room with the option of a disaster recovery site on the event of failure. With this regard, I proposed and implemented a NetApp Vseries V to enable the virtualization of EVA and implement snapshots/snap mirroring by migrating all the user data from EVA to NetApp. The Offsite location is in Kampala Uganda with a point to point FC link running asynchronous replication, and virtual machines on the DR should the applications need to run from DR. Currently configuring/implementing virtualization at the DR on VMware and HP Cclass blades as the hardware platform this is currently a turnkey project for this region as the disaster recovery site sits outside the country. Finally protection of the servers in the primary was ensured by installing and configuring continuous protection server Symantec and a long term backup strategy was devised through Symantec Backup Exec and the varied agents lotus/SQL/Oracle/Windows/AOFO * Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Storage consolidation/replication. Lead Engineer/System Architect The client is responsible for the collection of statistics in Kenya including the census. With this regard, the client had lots of data in different locations and theirs being a country wide statistics center, tended to collect massive amounts of data daily. On the same note, the client was also running the Kenya population Census and required a versatile system with a highly available backend SAN to aid in data capturing. With this regard, I proposed and implemented a three tier SAN for their local statistics on a FAS Cluster with replication on HP servers and a EMC CX storage with mirror view for the population census data collection. To augment on the EMC mirror view backup strategy, a tape implementation was done of CommVault Simpana galaxy. * KREP Bank ltd. HA/DRS/Hardware convergence/Data backup and compliance Nairobi Lead Engineer/Storage Architect The bank, a leading community bank wanted to rejuvenate itself as a key player in the commercial sector. To do this the bank proposed to implement the Temenos T Globus core banking system. Initially the bank had invested in HP itanium servers with a HP EVA SAN. However issues to do with an ever shrinking backup window and compliance with central bank requirements on disaster recovery saw the bank implement a FAS cluster on the primary site, with Veritas storage foundation . to aid in manipulation/administration and scripting of day to day admin tasks, the EVA was virtualized with a V vseries filer and configured as SAN storage on the DR, with NetBackup . on the DR for tape backup for offsite compliance. This has in essence shrunk the client backup window from nine hours to under a minute, and the client is easily able to clone the live environment to a R&D server with a single script. Old Mutual Kenya ltd HA and DRS, Nairobi, Project Presales/Implementer The objective of this Kenyan investment powerhouse was to implement a highly available primary site, and an equally resilient disaster recovery site. The client running on a windows platform has over thirty critical SQL databases and four critical Oracle databases running the ERP and Investment systems. Other office automation products like Exchange are also key to the client&;s smooth running. To this effect, a Microsoft cluster on SQl/Exchange in Active/Passive and FAS cluster on the primary with SnapManager for SQL/Exchange. For disaster recovery, Snapmirror and VMware were key components in the success of the project. Other Projects at Gestalt Gild. * Kenya Airways VCS clusters for oracle financials/DR Config/Solaris implementation/NetBackup Huge implementation involving EVA virtualization, largest site with Veritas HA/SF * Coop bank ltd DRS/HA configuration for Bankmaster on Solaris and NetApp Huge Storage implementation of over TB of critical banking data * Southern credit bank SAN implementation with Ami/HPUX/DASbox * Chase bank DR/PR implementation of AMI storage for supporting Microbanker/Microsoft * AMREF SAN/DR implementation on NetApp * Farmers Choice AMI SAN implementation/Backup Exec * CFC bank Veritas HA/VCS implementation * Kenya Reinsurance corporation AD/Exchange Cluster/DR/NetApp Storage MAIN ROLES AT GESTALT GILD * Tender qualification * Write ups for technical qualifications on tender * Design of solution and technical drawing/write up of the same * Opportunity qualification and lead generation for sales team * Presentation to the client technical presentations * Proof of concepts Actual Demos and workshops on product line * Training of clients after successful project implementation * Training/mentoring of junior engineers * Preparation of Maintenance contracts for existing clients/successful signoffs TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES k LTD Nov April ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS ENGINEER SAMPLE PROJECTS DONE. * Bamburi Cement Part of Lafarge Group of companiesClustering and HA,Nairobi, Presales/implementation engineer Responsible for complete deployment installation and user training for EVA and BLp blade servers on a Microsoft platform running oracle backend and SAP as business critical ERP. Deployment of MS clusters for implementation of Notes/Domino mail/application servers. Deployment of HP servicedesk and Network Node manager for user admin/call logging * Bank of Baroda K ltd. Clustering/Disaster recovery and centralization Nairobi, Implementation Engineer Centralization of branch operations using citrix and terminal server for users to access core banking application from remote sites to HQ. Clustering of the core banking servers Banker&;s realm with SQL backend. Finally replicating the SQL database to offsite location using DoubleTake * Wananchi Online Clustering/Storage/Messaging and collaboration setup Nairobi, implementation engineer The largest ISP in Kenya at the time, they envisioned hosting of messaging applications on the newly released exchange platform. For pilot testing, implemented HP BLp blade clusters with MSA on FC as SAN. After user testing and handover, later migrated the setup to RHEL and implemented Zimbra. * HIMA CEMENT Part of Lafarge group EVA/BLADE/BEWS Setup Kasese Uganda Project presales/Project Manager/Implementation engineer The client was migrating the entire data center to fit into Lafarge standards, migration was from applications and hardware from old proliant to new blades on C enclosure, HP EVA SAN and moving from Microsoft Exchange to LND * PostBank EVA Synchronous replication and DR configuration Nairobi The client, a long running bank in Kenya running on Aplha GS TRU platform had managed to implement ATMs using postillion switch. The issue was to replicate the Core Banking application and core db on Oracle to a GS Alpha server on DR site; this was done using EVAEVA synchronous replication by HP Business Copy and Replication Solutions Manager. First EVA to EVA synchronous replication in Kenya Kenya Ports Authority Mombasa, Kipevu Kenya presales engineer/architect/lead implementation engineer/account manager Large Project Deployment of EVA and HP BlP blades in migration from old proliant to new blades Clustering of Exchange/SQL as key office automation applications Deployment of NetBackup with SSO for SAN based backups Deployment of RX Itanium servers with EVA and configuring Veritas cluster for oracle database for port management and port clearing application. Deployment of EM storage to support oracle database running on Trucluster supporting SAP environment for port ERP Implementation of HP VLS virtual tape library system with NetBackup to counter shrinking backup window First VLS implementation in Kenya Other Projects at Technology Associates: * Electoral commission of Kenya Clustering/storage on HP Platform * GS Securicor services C/MSA/FAS implementation /AD/SQL cluster/Exchange cluster * World Vision Kenya Server support * British High Commission Kenya/Seychelles server deployment/backup/DR * ICEA Kenya SCO Unix implementation for core application * Citrix/AD implementation at Eveready EA * Citrix implementation at United Chemicals * PACAPS USaid Deployment of AD/Exchange Other Employment opportunities * Copy Cat LTD Systems Engineer HP short duration * Land Tronics technologies Attaché Networks Department * St. Mary Immaculate center for street Boys Volunteer counselor LANGUAGES English Excellent Kiswahili Excellent REFEREES: Mr. Paul Karuchia Mr. Panashe A. Machengo Mr. Sam Njeka Channel and Partner Manager Service Delivery Manager FSG Sales & Territory Manager EMC Technology Associates EA ltd SAP East Africa Region + + +

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