Peningo Systems, Inc.
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Served as the Lead VMware Architect on seven Server Consolidation/Virtualization projects, most of which were for Fortune 500 clients. Although I am
well versed in just about all aspects of Intel/x86 Server Consolidation & Data Center relocations (Application Profiling & Rationalization efforts, data
center funding model deconstruction & TCO/ROI preparation, risk ascessments, Capacity Planning & utilization assessments, modifications to existing
Change Integration & Platform Support procedures, ITIL processes, etc.) my “specialty” has been the design, delivery & implementation of highly
performing, stable & scalable, Capacity on Demand vision “production level” Enterprise class virtual infrastructures (1,000-2,000+ VM’s) which natively
include the capacity for “tiers of service” with respect to performance and avalability and the ability to map these “tiers of service” back to the “real
costs” of the resources that are required to support these service levels (for purposes of "bill back" to the application owners/business units). I also
have significant experience implementing HA/DR/BC solutions, and posess considerable “business development” skills (ability to prepare and present
Business Case justifications, cost/benefit calculations, gap analysis, pivot table charts, etc.). Lastly, I feel comfortable interfacing with client management
in many highly visible “customer facing” roles and in managing and leading technical teams.
• VMware Certified Professional (VI-3, ESX Server, DRS, HA, VCB, VirtualCenter, Vmotion, P2V Assistant, Enterprise Converter)
• IBM Certified TotalStorage Networking & Virtualization Specialist
• IBM High Performance xSeries Technical Expert
• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (on NT4, Win2000 and Win2003)
• Microsoft Certified Trainer (1999-2005)
• IBM Windows 2000 on xSeries Certified Specialist
• IBM xSeries Certified Specialist
• Hewlett-Packard Accredited Systems Engineer
• Certified Novell Engineer (3.12 and 4.x)
• ITIL Foundations Certified
• Certified Technical Trainer
1999 – Current Complex Technical Solutions Architect (Virtualization-Consolidation-Optimization)
2002 – present:
Served as Lead Intel Consolidation/Virtualization Architect (or Lead Capacity Analyst) on the following projects:
• Pfizer: Served as the VMware Capacity Manager for the BTE-SI (Business Technology Engineering – Shared Infrastructure) initiative with virtual
infrastructure capacity planning/management responsibilities for fifteen VMware ESX farms (800+ VM’s) distributed across six North American
datacenters. Served as the BTE VMware SME for the AtS ViP (Virtualization-in-Place) project which effected the P2V conversion of almost 200 WinTel
servers across four datacenters. Performed a comprehensive “gap analysis” on the entire existing Pfizer Virtual Infrastructure for the CIT (Corporate
Information Technology) division, making many recommendations for the improvement of existing operations as well as proposing design enhancements
for the upcoming VI3 based “Next Generation Architecture”.
• Advance Auto Parts: Advance Auto is the second largest auto parts distributor in North America and is currently ranked #477 on the 2006 edition
of the Fortue500 survey. This intensive, compressed 10 week project involved an assessment of the existing AAP virtual infrastructure, a total new
redesign using updated and redundant networking components and a new two-tier SAN architecture as well the “rolling upgrade” migration of
approximately 40 VM’s off of the old hardware and into the new environment. Additional physical servers were then P2V’d into the new virtual
infrastructure once the newly integrated, HP DL585 based server farm was up and available.
• Dow Chemical Company: The Dow Chemical effort was an Enterprise Transformation project for the world’s largest chemical company
with a scope of 3,150 Intel servers worldwide. My duties included design of the overall Reference Architecture for all virtualization services, TCO/ROI
analysis for the new Target Architecture, design and deployment of a multi-server virtualized Application Hosting platform, together with an application
profiling and rationalization effort to strategize migration of existing applications and services into the new environment.
• A.C. Neilsen: The AC Nielsen project was a “Phase I” worldwide data center consolidation assessment with a scope of 1,400 servers. My
responsibilities included the profiling of the companies server inventory, several presentations to corporate management and a High Level Design of
the proposed virtual architecture. NOTE: The ITS division of IBM won the “Phase II” design and implementation contract based upon my Phase 1 HLD.
• Pfizer: Served as the PMO Architect for both the MORE2 and HHARVEST projects. The latter was consolidation/virtualization effort on behalf of
the PGRD (Pfizer Global Research and Development) division of the world’s largest pharmaceutical company. The project scope included 4,400 servers
were being consolidated out of 11 regional data centers across the planet and virtualized into the Groton/New London CT datacenter. My primary effort
was the delivery of a single VMware VMotion enabled Virtual Center Farm Complex design which could scale to 2,048 Virtual Machines. Worked closely
with the Application Hosting, Network, Storage, Application Profiling, Environmental, Finance and End User Services teams as well and various levels of
• ING (International Netherlands Group): The ING effort was an SO (Strategic Outsourcing) project which included the virtualization and migration
of 72 servers out of various ING offices nationwide into the IBM SDC-West Data Center in Boulder, CO.
• Albertsons Markets: The Albertsons project included the virtualization of 32 physical servers and the delivery of a “highly available” VMotion
architecture design which included a single Virtual Center Farm with ESX servers co-located across disparate municipal campuses (EMC SRDF was used
for storage replication between two Symmetrix SAN’s)
• City Brewery: The City Brewery project included the virtualization of 11 physical machines onto a single IBM x365 server running VMware ESX
1999 – 2002:
Served as Microsoft Enterprise Network Architect and Microsoft Technical Trainer
• Developed a stellar industry reputation and successfully delivered scores of Exchange, SMS, Windows2000, Active Directory, Application Center,
Commerce Server, Windows Security and MS Cluster courses to dozens of Microsoft Training Partners and Enterprise corporate customers nationwide.
• Provided a variety of high quality Enterprise network technology solutions, specializing in High-Availability SQL & Exchange clusters (using MSCS),
server consolidations (using MSCS and VMware), server and storage virtualizations (using VMware), AD designs and implementations (including Unix NIS-
>AD integration/interoperability), technology refresh driven server platform migrations (including RAID->SAN migrations), network discovery,
documentation and health check updates (using various tools especially Visio Enterprise) as well as just about every flavor of MS Exchange design, roll-
out, implementation, upgrade and centralization/consolidation project imaginable.
• Served as the Microsoft Technologies “Subject Matter Expert” and delivered various Microsoft centric, Enterprise Computing and Storage
Systems designs (utilizing IBM xSeries and BladeCenter server hardware combined with FastT Storage Management devices/software) for several IBM
Tier 1 Business Partners/resellers (including: Minntek Solutions, Mainline Information Systems and Champion Service Group).
• Became proficient with a number of “third party” clustering tools and technologies, including: NSI DoubleTake and NSI GeoCluster, PolyServe
Matrix Server, Veritas Volume Manager, PlateSpin P2V as well as EqualLogic iSCSI storage subsystems. Also proficient with the design, architecting and
implementation of database servers (SQL and Oracle) as well as thin client technologies (Citrix and MS Terminal Server).
1998 – 1999 US Department of Veterans Affairs Region I, (New England)
• Oversaw and managed all aspects of NT infrastructure, user administration and network services for a 6400 seat NT domain structure (which was
my small administrative portion of the VA’s 100,000+ seat, 25 User domain, 300 Resource domain NT4 network).
• Monitored/managed all mission critical network services and LOB applications (using various Microsoft tools as well as Cabletron Spectrum) to
insure that uptime availability was maintained as required under the VA Region I Service Level Agreement (SLA).
• Directly managed the Regional Exchange Bridgehead server and had direct supervisory authority over 11 other hospital Exchange sites together
with several farms of IIS-based Intranet servers. Directly managed the VA Region I Internet site and had ultimate supervisory responsibility for dozens of
DC’s, WINS, DNS, RRAS, Proxy, SMS and IIS servers throughout the eleven hospital Enterprise.
• Implemented many major projects for VA Region I including various Exchange upgrades such as OWA and the clustering of our entire Exchange
messaging infrastructure. Also successfully managed the project which rolled out SMS, a Primary site and 11 Secondary sites which totaled some 6000+
managed hosts. Lastly, I managed and implemented various electronic medical record, medical transcription automation and telemedicine projects for
VA Region I.
1998 – 1999 Mass Bay Community College Wellsley, MA
Adjunct Professor (part time):
• Taught “Intro to Computer Networking” classes during the evening while working as the VA Region I NT Architect during the day.
1990 – 1998 VA Medical Center Bedford, MA
Network Manager (click for position description: www.CertifiedNC.com/resume/vapd2.pdf)
• Managed and administered an NT4 Resource Domain together with all the File/Print Services necessary to support an 800-bed VA Medical Center.
• Responsible for the entire hospital network infrastructure which included all switches, routers, fiber and cable plants.
• Implemented and supported all requisite NT network services (DC’s, DHCP, WINS, and DNS) as well as remote administration tools, change and
configuration management mechanisms, antivirus deployments and backup/disaster recovery procedures.
• Supervised Help Desk staff and provided Level 2 problem escalation support for all of the hospital infrastructure technical support staff.
1980 – 1989 Genesis Computer Corporation Hudson, NH
President and CEO
• Managed a ten employee, 3rd party minicomputer service company with over $1,000,000/year in Sales and Service revenues.
• Sold the entire operation to a National 3rd party service organization in 1989.
1977 – 1980 McDonnell-Douglas Corporation Waltham, MA
Continental Resources Corporation Bedford, MA
General Instrument Corporation Waltham, MA
various Customer Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Tech Support Specialist positions
• Supported various payment processing, key-to-disk and business minicomputer systems based upon DEC PDP-8/PDP-11, Data General Nova
1200/Eclipse 1600 and Microdata/Basic4 minicomputers and their associated peripherals.
Education: 1995 – 1998 Boston University Boston, MA
• Microsoft MCSE Certificate Program—1998 (NT4).
• Novell CNE Certificate Program—1996 (Netware 3.12/4.0).
1985 – 1994 Franklin Pierce College Rindge, NH
• Was conferred a BS-CIS degree in May 1994.
• Graduated with High Honors (In-Major GPA =3.80, Overall GPA=3.64)
1976 – 1977 Control Data Institute Burlington, MA
• This was a 2000 hour technical school program which covered Basic Electronics, Digital Circuits and Computer Technology.
• Included “hands on” work with CDC 3100 mainframe and CDC System 17 minicomputer and their associated peripherals.
Interests: Running, boating, gardening and computers.