Past Projects

Demonstrating advance specialist knowledge across the vast amount of disciplines required of me within my current role; I have been responsible for a vast number of design and implementation project that have required me to provide detailed theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge on these disciplines. These include:
  • Implementation of Fibre Channel Networking
  • Implementation of Server and Application Virtualisation
  • Implementation of Core Infrastructure components including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP
  • Implementation of enterprise messaging and collaboration tools
  • Implementation of Enterprise Data Storage
  • Implementation of a fault tolerant SQL Database Cluster and mirroring solution using Microsoft SQL Server

Some of the specifc projects I have been a part of include:

Secunia CSI 7 Implementation;Installation, configuration and testing of CSI 7 connected to WSUS/SCCM.

SCCM 2012 R2 - Software Updates;
Design and implementation of automated 3 phase software updates for Windows clients through PowerShell and Azure SMA.

SCSM 2010 to 2012 R2 with Cireson Migration;
Implementation of full System Center Service Manager 2012 R2 with Cireson Total Suite and Cireson Portal. Includes migration of all assets and automating asset updates through SQL, Powershell scripting.

Server and Application Virtualisation;
Embarked upon a program of work to reduce the number of physical servers and fragmented applications through virtualisation technologies from vendors such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.

Achieving a reduction in physical servers of over 90%, increasing resiliency through fault tolerance, consolidating assets and reducing power consumption. Where possible used application virtualisation technologies to provide a central management of applications which enables us to deploy these beyond the reach of traditional methods and allowing the adoption of remote and shared working.

System Centre Product Suite;
Taken lead on the investigation, implementation and day to day running of a number of technologies from the System Centre suite to improve day to day activities and where possible driving a culture to be proactive and efficient.

Orchestrator;
Successfully lead the implementation and actively promoted the use of System Center Orchestrator to provide workflow automation of ICT tasks. Through statistical analysis of service desk calls I have been able to identify repetitive and often time consuming task which have been ideal candidates for automation.

Creation of numerous of workflows which have helped to reduce the time take to complete tasks and promoted their use.

Operations Manager;
Successfully lead the implementation Operations Manager 2012 R2 as the core infrastructure
monitoring solution. Allowing the move to a more proactive way of working using advance monitoring rules and practices to better inform on issues which could impact on the businesses key critical systems.

Created distributed application modelling to enable high visibility of critical systems and the collection of performance and uptime data for benchmarking uptime against SLA’s and KPI requirements.

Agile Working;
Recommended and evaluated hardware solutions for agile working, including low cost terminal solutions from HP, Dell and Acer. Reviewed software VDI Solutions from vendors such as VMware and Citrix.

Took the lead on the development for the user front end of our remote desktop solution.

Exchange 2003 - 2010 Migration;
Working within a small team successful migrated 4000+ mailbox Exchange 2003 infrastructure to a fully fault tolerant Exchange 2010 infrastructure.

Engaged with third party suppliers such as Microsoft and BT Engage IT to ensure a smooth transition.



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