I have 10 years of experience in large, MSP environments working with customers of all sizes. My areas of expertise are wide, including virtualization, networking, storage, Citrix, bc/dr, Exchange, active directory, firewalls, general security practices, and scripting/automation. I've worked with a wide, wide range of technologies and vendors, and I have a passion for making technology work for businesses who just want things to work as they should.
I have an extensive background in troubleshooting and solving the hard problems, both from an architectural and design standpoint and an in-the-weeds one-off standpoint. I'm not afraid of working on the seemingly unsolvable. I am open to training and explanation of concepts as well and feel that is part of the consulting process, not just doing the work. No matter what you need, I am eager to help. Let's put my experience and training to work for you.
My certifications include: CISSP, CISA, CEHv7, CCNA, CCA, VCP5, FCNSA, CDIA+
In order to help understand the depth of my experience, I have 5+ years experience with the following technologies/vendors, some more than that and some excluded for the sake of brevity:
Networking: Palo Alto Firewalls, Juniper Firewalls/Switches (ScreenOS and JunOS), Cisco Routers/Firewalls/Switches (iOS and NX-OS), Fortinet Appliances, VPNs, Barracuda, Riverbed WANop, SilverPeak WANOp, MPLS networks, Meraki wifi, virtual switches and firewalls, VMware distributed/standard Switching, Routing Protocols (RIPv2, EIGRP, BGP)
Systems: Virtualization (HyperV, VMware, XenServer), Windows 2003+, Linux (RedHat, Fedora, Debian distros), Mac OSx, Exchange Server (2007, 2010, 2013), Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop (5.0->7.6), Microsoft AppV, Microsoft DPM, Microsoft System Center Suite (2007 & 2012), SQL Server (2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012), Bit9/CarbonBlack, Symantec eVault, Message Solution, Cisco IronPort, Citrix NetScaler, Kemp LoadBalancers, Microsoft Failover Clustering Services, Microsoft Network Load Balancer
Storage: NetApp, Tintri, EMC, Compellent, Pillar, Synology, FreeNAS, OpenFiler