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System / Network admin at a very busy Managed Web Hosting company, been with the company since it opened in 1999. 16 years of real world experience, 29 years old as of this update.
Responsible for specification, installation, configuration, and day-to-day administration and support of approximately 1000 servers in a managed web-hosting data center environment as a member of systems engineering team. Many of our hosted clients operate media-heavy (images, video, integrated chat) sites requiring 99.9% uptime. Work with clustered MySQL setups as well as load-balanced Apache systems. Managed services include support of high-availability servers running primarily FreeBSD and Gentoo Linux. Work in a team responsible for managing servers running Apache web server with PHP and MySQL backends, tinydns for DNS services, postfix for mail services, bash shell, RAID storage arrays (hardware and virtual), as well as other open source software tools. Currently managing and supporting a 1.2 Petabyte Gluster volume. Other responsibilities include server hardware configuration and assembly, racking and connecting in the data center, and some network hardware management in the data center. Projects completed here include numerous clustered MySQL setups, Load-balanced Apache setups, and assistance in the design and implementation of various custom solutions based on customer needs and requests.