Technology leader with hands-on expertise in taking business applications to the cloud. I have worked extensively in managed cloud services and understand the ground realities of building and supporting a cloud infrastructure from the ground up.
My current focus is on:
Developing and deploying mission-critical applications on Hybrid, Private and public clouds
Enabling global teams to shift focus from hands-on "support" to "technical innovation" using DevOps toolset
Providing strategic technology roadmaps that adapt with business growth
Cross-functional Global team management
Budgeting and resource management
IT Strategy and Planning
Risk Management and Security posture
Cloud Computing and Services- Oracle cloud, AWS, OpenStack
Information Security- Strong experience in host-based security, Audit and compliance controls
Data Center - Experienced in planning and executing rapid deployment of multi-rack data center infrastructure
Virtualization- Strong experience in Xen
Configuration Management and Delivery - Ansible, Puppet(limited)
Programming and Source control - Python, git, Shell scripting
Storage - Object stores, NFS- ZFS, and Netapp
Databases - Oracle, Mysql
Operating Systems - Oracle Linux, Redhat Linux, Past experience in Solaris, Limited experience with Windows
Networking - Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, working knowledge of load balancers and network switches
Servers - Intel, Sparc
Enabled successful transition of over 45 customers running enterprise software from On-premise to Public Cloud - OCI and OCI classic
Spearheaded converged infrastructure management product offerings and delivered operational runbook in under 3 months
Increased core system availability to 99.7% by developing standards-based architecture and automation
Reduced IT provisioning incidents by 80% by leading a test-driven code release program
Managed multiple technology transitions in data center - server, storage, backups, network while maintaining 99.5% availability for Enterprise customers across 10 - Tier 3 and 4 global data centers
Awarded Customer Services Pacesetter award - FY11,FY12,FY13,FY14,FY15, FY16,FY17
IT Director- Cloud Operations, 02/2016Oracle － Austin, TX
I am responsible for the successful transition of customers running enterprise workloads such as Oracle ERP (Ebusiness Suite, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards), Hyperion, Siebel etc to Oracle Cloud. My day revolves around different teams from sales to end delivery. I work directly with pre-sales and business teams to define service definition, activity-based costing estimates, SLAs and technical collateral. I work closely with enterprise software and Cloud development teams in building deployment blueprints that can be automated using DevOps toolkits such as Terraform and Ansible. Next hop for my daily routine is to work closely with global operation team to ensure they follow the customer commitment, underlying technical architecture and utilize tools to deliver the service. This part of the job is most satisfying and challenging as this is where "rubber meets the road".
IT Sr Manager, Oracle Managed Cloud Services, 12/2013 to 01/2016Oracle
I was responsible for a global 24x7 IT Operations Provisioning Practice for Managed Oracle Cloud Services servicing a customer portfolio of $30M annually. I successfully enabled a transition from the error-prone large-scale server farm to set of smaller (reduced failure domain) compute pods and implemented rapid deployments of compute pods by implementing demand forecasting model.
Senior Principal Systems Administrator - Lead - Cloud Operations, 10/2011 to 11/2013Oracle America
As a technical lead, I brought down overall provisioning cycles from 5 days to 2 days and negotiated OLAs with partner teams. I worked with product teams - OVMM and Oracle Linux teams, to ensure that feature enhancements required for scaling up are delivered to us and implemented successfully in production. I also enabled new business by designing deployment blueprint for converged systems like Exadata, Exalogic, and Exalytics. The blueprint has been used for 100 customers and still serves as a baseline for new deployments.
IT Manager - Systems Design, 12/2008 to 09/2011Oracle
I was responsible for building Global IT Service Design team and enabling the transition to ITIL framework. I lead the team in defining strategic technology directions in overall data lifecycle management - Storage, Backups and Disaster Recovery helping GIT implemeting technologies that solve business problems and save costs for Oracle. The deployments consists of over 20K servers and 5 PB of disk storage [Exadata, NAS,SAN and DAS] across 400 customers running Enterprise applications - EBusiness Suite, Hyperion, Peoplesoft, Siebel, CRM, Ecommerce etc
Principal Systems Administrator, 04/2001 to 11/2008Oracle
I was responsible for setting up and supporting, a hyper-growth managed services business in Oracle. I built tools and processes to manage 15K Lintel servers and 5PB storage. I was a member of core Linux, Security and Architecture boards for defining Global standards and tools across Oracle's IT teams.
Senior Support Engineer, 04/2000 to 04/2001People.com
I designed and built, a fully redundant secure web-servers setup for the running the web site using Solaris, Netapp and Web Cache appliance in a colocation. I also managed multiple E10K Enterprise System running Solaris.
Unix support Engineer, 10/1997 to 03/2000Tata Consultancy Services
I was part of a small team that managed 100 hosts running Solaris 2.x, managing DHCP infrastructure, DNS and sendmail servers, Sequent systems and managing Oracle databases. Transitioned mail server from sendmail to Lotus notes for 50K employees.
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Companies Worked For:
Tata Consultancy Services
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Job Titles Held:
IT Director- Cloud Operations
IT Sr Manager, Oracle Managed Cloud Services
Senior Principal Systems Administrator - Lead - Cloud Operations
IT Manager - Systems Design
Principal Systems Administrator
Senior Support Engineer
Unix support Engineer
Bachelor of Science : Computer Applications , 2002 Associate of Applied Science : Computer Engineering , 1997 Associate of Applied Science : Software Applications , 1998
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