Manikandan A
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Manikandan A

vmware,vsphere,azure,citrix,xen,esx,aws,citrix,vcloud Administrator


Bangalore, India


A highly certified IT professional with accomplished 10 years infrastructure consult and technologist focused in strategic thought leadership concentrated around next generation data center. I am a former Microsoft employee with 10+ yrs. of experience in IT Infrastructure Management. For the past 5 years, working exclusively for ODesk clients. Specialization includes: Prior to becoming a full time freelancer at Odesk, worked as a direct employee of Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro ,Tata consultancy and excelled both as individual contributor as well as Team Lead. Certifications: * VMware VCP Cloud * VMware Certified Professional 5 * VMware Certified Professional 4 * Microsoft Certified Solution Expert * Microsoft ... moreCertified Technology Specialist ﴾MCTS﴿ * Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) * Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) * McAfee Certified Processional * Trend Micro Certified Processional Key achievements: Microsoft Azure: • Successfully migrated On-premises workload Infrastructure to Microsoft Azure Cloud. • Design and Imeplemented Private Cloud using Windows Azure Pack -Delivered self-service provisioning and management of infrastructure — Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and application services — Platform as a Service (PaaS), Virtual Machines. • Integrated On-premises datacenter to Microsoft Azure IAAS Setup • Deployed Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in Windows Azure platform (Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)) as RDS (Remote Desktop Services) published app. • Implemented Windows Server 2012 R2 RD Gateway with Azure Multifactor Authentication • Migrated an On-Premises SQL Server 2012 workload to Windows Azure SQL Virtual Machine • Azure Site Recovery - Configured Azure Backup to prepare for backup of Windows Server in Azure and Onprimises • Implemented SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services • Successfully migrated Onprimises Windows infrastructure to Microsoft Azure Cloud without down time. • Integrated Onpimises datacenter to Microsoft Azure IAAS setup. • Hosted Citrix Desktops from Windows Azure. • Performed as the technical architect to implement Microsoft Session VDI & AppV on Azure. • Implemented ADFS 2.0 and integrated with Windows Azure • Design and implemented XenDesktop 7 on Windows Azure • Implemented disaster recoveries and backup service using Azure online service Microsoft Hyperv • Designed and implemented 5 Node Hyperv Cluster using windows 2008R2 • Implemented Private Cloud using system Center 2012 • Implemented Hyperv 2012 on Cisco USC blades. • Platform Migration : VMware to Hyperv 2012 using SCVMM2012 VMware vSphere: • Managed 1500 ESX hosts with just a team of 4 members • Planned and upgraded vSphere 4.x to 5.5 for multiple customers with Zero call. • Implemented vSphere replication for Business Critical servers less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Nov 2014 - Jul 2015

    SQL vhd from on premise server to the cloud
    Mani assisted in a very difficult move of a datacenter to MS Azure cloud services. There were many unanticipated issues that he came up with solutions to. I would highly recommend his services and expertise.
    $750.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

    Software installation\configuration support the office team
    Freelancer's Response
    Thanks for giving this opportunuties .I loooking forward your positive feedback.Thank you Please let me know if any help or technical info for antivirus support
    12 hours
    $5.56 / hr
    $66.72 earned

  • Nov 2014

    On Premise Server migration to MS Azure
    Mani is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and proactive when it comes to tight deadlines and getting the job done in a professional manner! I HIGHLY recommend him and will hire in future engagements.
    $200.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Mar 2014

    VMWare Vcenter expert with Lab needed
    Good experience
    1 hour
    $38.89 / hr
    $45.37 earned

  • Feb 2014

    Vmware urgent assistance
    Manikandan is professional and devoted, I recommend him for future works
    $20.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Feb 2014

    VM Ware troubleshooting
    Mani identified the root cause of our issue and provided an excellent course of action. Very knowledgeable on VMWare
    $120.00 earned
    Fixed Price

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85% Job Success
856 hours worked
40 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week
24 hrs response time


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