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Sr. IT Consultant

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
August 17, 2018

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Solomon G.


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Smyrna, TN 37167


Data-driven problem solver with twenty years of proven infrastructure design, implementation and engineering. Committed to providing robust, scalable, efficient technology solutions to enterprise business issues that meet requirements and are on budget.


VMware Datacenter design and engineering

MS SQL Server Clustering

MS SharePoint Design / Development

RFI / RFP Development and Analysis

Software / IT Contracts Expertise


2004 – PRESENT

Sr. IT Consultant / Systems Software Specialist

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN

Regularly brief C-level executives on complex technical and contract issues and recommend solutions. Draft RFIs / RFPs, review, analyze and score responses / proposals. Negotiate and Manage IT Software Contracts. Designed and Implemented MS SharePoint Contract Management System. Designed and Implemented VMware Datacenter, MS SQL Server Clusters, and consolidated existing physical server. Developed project budgets and managed to forecast.

Designed and implemented VMware Datacenter and MS SQL Server Cluster HA / DR infrastructures

Integrated clinical applications into enterprise infrastructure by leveraging technologies that were integrated into the VUMC IT Infrastructure to improve availability and reduce institutional TCO

Researched, designed and implemented VMware ESX / ESXi Server / VirtualCenter vSphere virtualization platform for x86 architecture server consolidation and optimization

Researched, designed and implemented subsequent virtual infrastructure upgrades

Consolidated over 100 physical application servers into virtual environment

Researched, designed and integrated EMC SAN environment for VMware multisite disaster recovery solution

Implemented various monitoring solutions for VMware, Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as native Dell, IBM and HPe hardware monitoring solutions

Designed and implemented Microsoft SQL Server consolidation cluster farm with DR failover via EMC SRDF disk replication, leveraging EMC PowerPath, DMX, and Clariion storage technologies

Designed and implemented several Microsoft Windows Server Terminal Server clusters

Developed detailed and extensive Windows Server Group Policy Objects in support of Terminal Services environments

General Active Directory Management and Administration

Provided hardware and software design solutions, cost and project timeline estimates, and capacity planning

Designed and implemented backup and restore solutions for Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and VMware leveraging Tivoli Storage Manager/Tivoli Data Protector, including Database Services for MS SQL Server, as well as Veritas

1999 – 2004

Sr. LAN Manager / Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Managed team of 15 LAN Managers and Technicians supporting 1500 device Clinical Workstation Platform, administrative workstations, network management, file and print servers, OS upgrades, new construction buildouts. Routinely managed capital, operating and project budgets to forecast.


1992 - 1995

Substantial Progress toward Law Degree

Nashville School of Law Nashville TN

Completed substantial portion of Juris Doctor, but chose not to continue. GPA 3.0/4. Coursework included Contract Law, Accounting, Taxation, as well as civil, criminal, and constitutional law.

1988 - 1991

Bachelor of Arts / Benedictine University Lisle IL

Major in History, Minor in French. Illinois State Scholar Program. Starting Varsity Tennis Singles & Doubles.


Certification Held: VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Red Hat Linux Certified Technician (RHCT), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), ITIL Foundations v3 Certified, Novell Netware Master Certified Network Engineer (MCNE).

Skills: Fluent in Spanish and conversational French.

Hobbies / Interests: Carpentry / Woodworking, Beekeeping, Auto Repair, Youth Mentoring.

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