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Manager Engineer

Raeford, NC
October 16, 2018

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Alan Russell

New Bern, NC 630-***-****


IT Manager with in-depth experience in architecture, and implementation and management of Storage Area Networks. Selected Technical Competencies include:

Hitachi Brocade Cisco AIX EMC

HP Windows Solaris Linux


HITACHI VANTARA (Formerly Hitachi Data Systems) 2013 – Present

Principal Technical Consultant

Provide design and delivery management of all technical solutions for the Mid Atlantic District. This includes Technical Design, Pre-sales campaigns, defining business driven solutions for customers, training Hitachi delivery consultants, handling escalation situations.

Collaborate with account team to identify level of effort and technical design required to successfully meets the customer’s needs and expectation

Interface with Project Managers to identify technical tasks and timelines for project plan

Provide oversight of the technical delivery team in the Mid-Atlantic District

Provided first line technical support to delivery team and customers


Technical Manager

Implemented and managed a new practice focused on delivering storage services to Storage Manufacturers and resellers. Standardized delivery of IT storage services to improve end customer satisfaction and built a highly performing team of Storage professionals.

Managed team which provided production and project support for storage area networks, data migration and disaster recovery design and implementation supporting vastly different infrastructure and application environments

Prepared departmental budget for storage service practice. Included variables and complexities such as operational changes, organizational changes, and proposed projects to build realistic budgets with attention to financial constraints

Identified underlying source of problems, and recommended solutions that were successfully implemented, and highly effective

Created a supportive team environment that was defined by collaboration and knowledge sharing; 90% retention rate within the team.


Team Manager

Consulted with customers to design and implement Storage solutions to meet their business needs while driving Total Coast of Ownership (TCO) lower;

•Designed and execution of Data Center Migration for the Storage Group of a large Financial Institution utilizing HUR over DWDM links between sites.

•Oversight of delivery teams responsible for data migrations from IBM, EMC, HDS arrays to HDS USP V, USP VM Storage Arrays.

•Designed and implemented long distance replication based data migrations for clients.

•Designed logical and physical structure of Fiber Channel SAN’s in data centers.

•Architecture and implementation of High Speed/High Availability SAN and backup infrastructure.

•Designed and implemented SAN and backup infrastructure for remote data center architecture.


Storage Manager

Reported to Director, Technical Services Delivery. Successfully created a Storage Team and Transformed a dis-functional Backup team into a fully functional and agile teams able to quickly deploy new initiatives and provide highly reliable Storage and Backup environment.

Selected and implemented a storage management solution to improve the monitoring capabilities while reducing man-hours for monitoring and managing the SAN and backups

Architected a backup to disk solution which allowed the organization to reduce the backup failure rate to under 1% and improve restore times by approximately 50%.

Architected the Storage Area Network (SAN) and backup infrastructures for primary and backup lights-out data center

Executed Storage Hardware refresh project which included the migration of over 200 Solaris and Microsoft servers from HDS 9960’s onto HDS USP and HDS 9585

Deployed Network-Attached Storage (NAS) infrastructure

Developed and deployed tiered storage solution using HDS Storage Arrays

Developed capacity planning policy and procedure for storage and backups

Designed and deployed a backup to disk solution which allowed the organization to reduce the backup failure rate to under 1% and improve restore times by approximately 50%.

AEGON 2002 - 2003

Storage Consultant

Led a team which designed and implemented a Storage Area Network. Successfully Integrated the existing backup solution into the new storage infrastructure during a hardware refresh of storage arrays from EMC to an HDS.



VALCOM, Systems Engineer

US Navy


Western Governors University

BSBIT, Bachelor of Science Business IT Management

American InterContinental University

AABA, Business Administration

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