- Install, configure as well as maintain storage hardware backup inclusive of physical plus virtual tape libraries or drives along with disk storage targets
- Ensuring that the Storage environment achieves a 99.50% uptime SLA out side scheduled change windows if need arises.
- Ensure that all storage related Remedy calls are address within a 94% SLA
- Provide management with a RCA (Root Cause Analysis) report within 24 hours of a reported incident.
- Ensuring that all storage unit are always available and technically sound.
- Knowledge of operating systems to be install device drivers and various APIs
- Administer, Monitor & Report on the following Storage Arrays: EMC Isilon, EMC XtremIO, EMC VNXe, EMC RecoverPoint, EMC ECS, VCE VxBlock & VxRack, Hitachi Data Systems VSPs, USPVs & HUS, Huawei OceanStor 18000, HPE 3PAR Storage Arrays (F-Series & V-Series), and NetApp FAS6080 & FAS8060 Arrays.
- Managed and supported enterprise storage/backup infrastructure consisting of EMC Centera devices, EMC CLARiiON arrays, EMC Symmetrix arrays, NetApp filers and NearLine systems, McData/Brocade fibre channel switches & Symantec NetBackup.
- Trained junior team members on zoning, LUN allocation and various aspects on compliance with respect to protocols for zone names and LUN names for Windows servers.
- Managed the planning and successful enterprise director switch migration without business impact. Upgraded environment from Brocade 12k switches to Brocade 48k switches.
- Developed processes to support the storage infrastructure and provided training for the India operations team.
- Reduced operating costs by migrating obsolete storage platforms and consolidating Datacenter’s down to 2.
- Spearheaded the team on weekly compliance checks on servers, switches, storage systems and standard routine documents achieving 100% compliance target.
senior storage administrator
- Monitor functioning of the Storage equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
- Analyze Systems and applications needs and recommend appropriate Space.
- Provide technical support to the Storage Infrastructure.
- Administration on the Brocade SAN environment in terms of Zoning (Brocade 8500 series)
- Experience in END to END Storage Provisioning, administration of high end Disk storage arrays and switches.
- Experience in Clarion Storage, SymmetrixStorage VMAX2, VMAX3, VNX.
- Having knowledge on Time Finder Mirror/Clone/snap and SRDF at the Symmetrix VMAX level.
- Having experience on NetApp storage provisioning & storage monitoring.
- Having experience on EMC Isilon storage provisioning & storage monitoring.
- Handled Disaster recovery activities yearly.
- Experience in Brocade & Cisco switches.
- Pro-active measures and preventive measure for storage problems.
- Creation of weekly status reports and solving pending tickets.
- Configuration for new storage devices, coordinating with Data center people and vendor for the same.
- Incident management and change management via Remedy
- Storage configuration, monitoring and analyzing event, alert logs and taking appropriate actions, trouble shooting skills in storage environment and problem solving.
- Experienced in managing Hitachi Storage systems namely HDS 9500 and 9900 series, NSC55, AMS 1000, USP600, USPV , USP VM
- Storage Virtualization / Consolidation via USPV / USP VM