ANTHONY F. WILLIAMS
SYSTEMS ENGINEER/IT MANAGER
Expert Systems Engineer and Manager, possessing over two decades of experience in industry. Possesses a comprehensive understanding of data center construction and administration, Systems administration, network administration and security practices, and cross-platform integration and deployment. Able to provide support to clients, effectively train and manage staff, and design and implement new technologies. Previously worked with a broad range of networks and on projects in an array of industries, including tech, education, and hospitality and medical.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Integrated technology of Hewlett Packard into new Hewlett Packard Enterprise, during corporate division. Provided similar services during HPE’s purchase of nine companies.
Secured over $60 million for HPE Networking Labs by constructing simulation networks, demonstrating to potential customers the benefits of using HPE networks.
Hired and managed team of ten employees at HPE. Trained the team to run a new virtual lab center in Alpharetta, GA for HPE Networking Labs.
Completed over 200 builds and virtual classes for HPE; each was completed on or before deadline. Provided support, encouragement, and expert management to projects.
Designed and introduced virtual lab pods and classes and built and provided support to the Alpharetta Data Center for HP World Wide Education Services.
Created and implemented new Microsoft Exchange 2010 email system for over 1000 employees at multiple sites by using HP DL 380 Servers in clustered configuration.
Expertly oversaw daily IT management of over 2000 servers across the US while at HPE, while also providing client support and resolving system administration issues.
2014 – 2018 Data Center Manager, HPE Networking Labs, Alpharetta, GA.
Designed and introduced virtual lab pods and classes, contributed to capacity planning, provided leadership to network architecture and engineering team.
Oversaw the implementation, integration, and configuration of new technology.
Researched network and security options and negotiated with vendors and contractors to better support network.
Worked closely with clients and communicated any network/systems changes.
Administrator of 5 Windows Domains consisting of over 300 bare metal and virtual Servers including HPE C3000 and C7000 Blades, HPE DL360, DL380 Servers
Administrator of 200 ESXi Servers from Version 5 to 6.5 including Vcenter 5, 5.5 6 and 6.5
Creating and deploying PowerShell Scripts to create 500 VM’s for Virtual Classes
Integrating Vcenter into Active directory for user better user control
Deploying isolated ESXi builds for Virtual Classes and testing
2012 – 2014 Data Center Lead Engineer, HP Virtual Labs Education Services, Alpharetta, GA.
Built Alpharetta Data Center, part of HP World Wide Education Services.
Constructed and supported Virtual Training Labs for international training of latest HP equipment and servers, including 3par Storage 7200, 7400 and 3par 10k, 1500 Moonshot, and Proliant Series Servers including C3000 and C7000 blade servers
Maintained and deployed HPE and Aruba Switches, including Proliant and comware series
Built and maintained Virtual Lab for training on VMware, Microsoft Server 2003 to 2016, Networking, HP storage, and Linux.
Deployed over 1000 VMware Servers.
2009 – 2012 Systems Engineer, Encompass Digital Media, Atlanta, GA.
Designed and implemented new email, email archiving, employee cell phone email configuration system for over 1000 users.
Created a new domain for company merging.
Moved 230 servers to VMware ESXi virtual environment.
Constructed and installed HP servers for Encompass data centers across US.
Configured Cisco routers, Pix firewalls, and wireless Internet access points.
Troubleshot and repaired HP servers for VOD broadcast and clients.
2008 Systems Engineer—Contract, Xerox, Marietta, GA.
Provided client support and administration for Exchange.
Designed and integrated a Windows 2003 active directory.
Managed daily IT requirements for over 2000 servers across US.
2008 Systems Engineer—Contract, Unisource, Norcross, GA.
Resolved system administration problems in production environments Windows 2003 and Project Server.
Documented Active Directory Structure and built and deployed Windows 2003 Domain Controllers; produced topology diagrams of network for 200 servers.
Provided support and assistance to clients for Exchange 2003.
2006 – 2008 Senior Systems Engineer, Mtpros, Atlanta, GA.
Designed and administered network systems, including Exchange Server 2003 and 2007, integrated Windows 2003 Active Directory domains with load balancing, and resolved system administration problems for clients.
Ran system migration for Windows 2000 to 2003 and Exchange 2003 to 2007.
Managed wireless access system for Holiday Inn, Atlanta and day-to-day IT duties for over 20 other clients and over 200 servers.
Provided technical expertise in system design and development.
2004 – 2005 Systems Engineer—Contract, Internap Networks, Atlanta, GA.
Managed helpdesk and provided technical consultations for Atlanta area clients.
Migrated email from UNIX based Communigate mail to Exchange 2000,2003.
Installed and troubleshot Cisco VPN for users.
Provide Technical expertise in system design/development for client’s LAN and WAN upgrades and integration.
2002 – 2004 MIS Director, Atlantic Relocation Systems, Atlanta, GA.
Managed development, implementation, and operation of information and functional systems for entire company in ten locations across the US.
Installed and administered financial applications, including Solomon and Abra.
Conducted trainings for client administered on Windows 2000 and Citrix Metaframe. Set up custom login scrips and software packages for use with SMS.
2001- 2002 Systems Engineer, Logical Choice Technologies, Duluth, GA.
Designed and integrated Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 for 2000 with 50 servers.
Led integration of Windows 2000 Active Directory domains with load balancing and clustering for 300 servers.
Deployed Ghost Server and creating imaging for PCs to ghost over 1000 PCs in Atlanta schools. Administered server farms for 50 servers.
2000 – 2001 System Engineer/Systems Administrator, Lighthouse Group, Norcross, GA.
Resolved system administration issues in Metaframe production environments.
Administered company network, which included 10 file servers, Exchange 5.5, VPN, back up servers, and all company laptops and desktops.
Implemented RAID 1, RAID 5 for Windows NT, 2000 and Citrix.
1999 – 2000 Systems Engineer, CPA Systems, Alpharetta, GA.
Provided Client support and administration for Lotus Domino server, Citrix, MetaFrame, Windows NT 4.0, and Terminal Server.
Trained client administrators on Citrix, MetaFrame, Lotus Domino, Exchange 5, Outlook, and NT servers. Setup custom apps for use on Citrix Meta Frame.
1998 – 1999 Network Support Specialist, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
Directed helpdesk operations and built, repaired, and troubleshot servers.
Administered and installed NT, Novell and Lotus Domino servers. Provided light administration of Novell 4.0 servers, T1 and ISDN Lines, and 3com hubs.
SOFTWARE Windows Server, Core, Datacenter, Nano (2000-2016); Windows 7,8, 10; Apple OS,
Windows RDS; Microsoft SCCM; Hyper-V Server; Active Directory; DNS, DHCP, WINS; IIS;VMWare ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.5; VCenter Server; vSphere Client VMware Workstation; Exchange Server (all versions); linux, Cisco; Aruba; All HPE Proliant servers and switches; HPE blade servers; Virtual Connect and Commware switches; HP laptops and printers.
CERTIFICATES VMWare VCA, MCSE
EDUCATION AAS Electronics Engineering Technology, ITT Technical Institute, West Corvina, CA
AAS Computer Information Systems, National Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
REFERENCES Available upon Request