Technical Lead -
Platforms and Storage
at Wipro Arabia Limited,
Jubail, Saudi Arabia


             A successful Lead System Administrator with good all-round technical skills in managing datacenter components, especially VMWare virtualization, Linux Operating System, EMC Storage & Backup, underlying SAN environment, hp blade system etc.., And the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships within the team and with other teams. Having the personal drive required to deliver a service that exceeds the expectations of colleagues and end users through a positive, well organized and structured work ethic. Endorsements available on LinkedIn profile at :


Corporate – PG Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune, India

Master of Science from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India

Bachelor of Science from Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy, India


Technical Lead – Platforms and Storage @ Wipro Arabia Limited, Jubail, Saudi Arabia since August 2013

Technical Specialist – Platforms and Storage @ Wipro Arabia Limited, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between Aug 2010 and Aug 2013

Senior System Administrator @ Wipro Technologies, Hyderabad, India between February 2009 and July 2010

Senior System Administrator @ Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India between April 2005 and February 2009

 Linux System Engineer @ KGiSL, Coimbatore, India between March 2001 to April 2005


Successfully leading the Platforms & Storage team
which is responsible for the management of the Virtual / Physical platform & storage in current project.
Managed a project to setup new infrastructure of an Airline Solution provider
Setup a PXE server to provision hardened Linux and Solaris x86 servers automatically based on predefined configuration files
This helped in saving time & effort to build 25 Linux and 18 Solaris servers
Configured RHN Satellite server to manage security updates and other software for RHEL servers
Configured NFSv4 and Naming service configuration in EMC Celerra
Setup Redhat Failover Cluster for Oracle database
Configured Splunk to index application logs
Configured multiple instances of Nagios Site Monitoring Tool
Written several perl scripts to automate admin tasks
Written perl sctipt to parse the output from backup s/w and save to database

Key Skills

• Linux / VMware
• SAN / Backup
• EMC Storage
• hp blade system
• Perl Scripting
• Nagios / Sitescope


13 years’ experience in Linux System Administration
Managing VMware virtualization setup
Managing EMC Storage, EMC / Symantec Backup Tools, and SAN env
hp blade system setup and management
Creating perl scripts to automate admin tasks / generate regular reports in both Linux and Windows environments


Redhat Certified System Engineer
VMware Certified Professional (DCV)
VMware Certified Associate (Cloud)
Wipro Internal training on ITIL v3
Wipro internal training on Cisco UCS


Strong team player
Tactful and patient communicator
Handling criticism positively
Maintaining relationships with teams
Organizing team events


Leading P&S team for a chemical company in Jubail, KSA.
Three years with the datacentre team of a major airline company in Jeddah.
At San Francisco for a consumer online digital photography major.
Two months onsite at Los Angeles for a Cisco subsidiary company
US B1 visa valid till Aug 2015

Latest Projects


Sadara IT Operations and Management (Since August 2013)

Responsibilities (In addition to the ones specified in project #2)
Leading a team of five, responsible to manage the above setup
Handling escalations from the team
Coordinating with other teams to ensure timely completion of the task
Analysing the usage of existing setup and planning for changes


Tamkeen Datacenter Operations (August 2010 to August 2013)

Administration and troubleshooting of Linux servers
Administration of EMC Networker servers, trouble shooting of backup failures/errors
Managing four StorageTek SL500 libraries setup in different locations
Setting up new clients, configuring/monitoring/auditing backup
SAN / LAN clients include NDMP, NMM backup of Exchange 2010 mailboxes, Oracle and MSSQL
Performing Periodic Restoration Drills as per the restoration calendar
Creating and managing zones and zonesets in SAN switches
New Host integration to storage and new storage allocations
Performing periodic audits and provide usage reports as per requirement
Preforming periodic health checks on storage / san switches
Creating and managing various CIFS / NFS file shares. Restricting file extensions based on requirement.
Auditing and providing periodic reports on the file share usage
Configuring the VMware infrastructure
Working with VMware management tools
Perform Health Check of VMware Servers
Migration of servers from a physical to a virtual environment
hp blade center management using hp ILO / OA
Managing the virtual connect flex fabric for hp blades
Taking care of Change Management Process for the team
Reviewing RFC and other required document for the changes


Infrastructure Support Team for a Cisco Subsidiary Company (February 2009 to May 2010)

Monitor stability and performance of applications and the operating systems.
Write perl / expect scripts to automate tasks.
Build new servers that have been booted though PXE
Manage Virtual Machines in VMWare
Create Virtual Machines from Templates


Ofoto System Operations & Monitoring (July 2005 to February 2009)

Ensure 24x7 Operation by participating in oncall rotation
Setup monitoring tools to monitor various services
Troubleshooting system anomalies
Work with US based engineering staff on issues.
Maintaining user account in LDAP and sudo permissions of Ofoto Employees & Contractors
Deployment and support of servers.
Monitor stability and performance of applications and hardware.
Model traffic patterns and scale infrastructure according to business demands.
Author scripts to automate tasks that were conducted manually in the previous platform
Research new technologies to be leveraged and implemented in the next generation platform


Linux Admin Team (December 2001 to April 2005)

Monitoring the status of various servers and services running on those servers.
Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting various opensource tools like Apache, MySql, etc.
Maintaining the DNS table for various (about 700) domains hosted with us.
Applying patches on a regular basis on all servers using YaST
Conducting Security Audits, reviewing the reports and working on solutions to fix the security issues found.
Configuring and customizing Content Management System and OSCommerce for customers.

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