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Wallingford, CT
February 25, 2016

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Robert S. Camm


A seasoned, highly experienced IT professional with a broad base of Storage, Systems and Networking expertise, including over thirty years of development, systems integration and support for leading-edge and disruptive technologies.




Work experience

Work experience


IBM Enterprise Storage including Global Mirror and FlashCopy, Cisco DCNM, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, EMC SMC/SPA,TSM, Veritas Netbackup, Unisphere, SRDF, Timefinder, Brocade BNA/DCFM, Netapp OnCommand/System Manager/SnapMirror, Linux, Windows Server Products, AIX, CSM, Solaris, CIFS, NFS, Perl, Ksh, Bash, Python, Microsoft Office and Visio

IBM SVC, DS8000, XIV and ESS(Shark) Storage, IBM Global Mirror, FlashCopy, EMC VMAX, Hitachi USP V, Hitachi Universal Replicator, Brocade Director/Switch, IBM Power (pSeries), IBM xSeries, CCNA

Storage Networking World, April 2009, Finalist - Innovation and Promise – for adoption of IBM XIV Storage architecture

Global Information Infrastructure 1999-2000, Winner – Education – for ThinkQuest

Various IBM Research Division Awards 1983-1994

January 2014-November 2015 CDI Corporation Philadelphia, PA

Consulting Engineer, Systems and Storage

Technical role coordinating day-to-day operations and planning between Systems Architecture and Operations for outsourced I/T operations.

Worldwide distributed workforce for operations in North America, Europe and Asia

Supporting IBM, EMC, Netapp hardware/software

Periodic, scripted and real-time monitoring

Customer also supporting sites around the world

Planning, implementation and monitoring for backup and DR

March 2001-April 2013 Cigna Windsor, CT

Storage Lead, Engineering/Architecture

Technical/Leadership role for a storage environment growing from two dozen direct-attach servers accessing about 25 terabytes of data to thousands of ports of SAN-attached servers accessing over 3 petabytes of data

Proof of concept and Pilot production implementation for 50 terabytes of asynchronously replicated data for a disaster recovery solution using IBM SVC using Global Mirror/Flashcopy and Hitachi Universal Replicator

Migrated 500 Gigabyte environment to virtualized storage technology using IBM SVC technology, starting in 2004 and growing to over 2 petabytes by 2013

Served on IBM XIV Customer Council

Storage projects grew from AIX/pSeries, added Solaris, Windows and iSeries over time

Coordinated TSM and Netbackup schedules and strategy

Migrating multi-terabyte environments using EMC SRDF and Timefinder

Work with various vendors to assess technology/capability for hardware and software platforms

Selected, planned, built-out and operated storage infrastructure.

Trained and consulted with engineers and operators.

Integrated Wide Area Network data replication technology into environment for Disaster Recovery with a longer-term goal of Continuous Operation.

1996-2001 Advanced Network & Services, Inc. Armonk, NY

Senior Software Developer/Senior Internet Engineer/Webmaster

Technical responsibility and leadership for computing and networking services crucial to a variety of diverse technical projects at a leading-edge technical/educational 501(c)(3)

Designed and implemented World Wide Web service from a single SGI Irix server, up through a multi-layer multiple Linux server architecture. Historically served over five million hits a day. Consistently listed in Jupiter/Media Metrics Top 500 Web Sites.

Designed back end hardware architecture for a wide area network statistics gathering application, keeping several hundred gigabytes of data online.

Designed and implemented a company-wide backup system, from the desktop to large ORACLE databases using Veritas Netbackup

Negotiated contracts with other companies to share various network and computing services. Services included hosted web service and other TCP/IP services.

Coordinated network connectivity requirements, including recommendation and ordering of Internet capacity as the company’s service grew from a single T1 circuit through installation of an OC-3.

Coordinated all technical activities at several technical conferences. Ordered and installed LAN/WAN configurations. Negotiated for use of up to ninety workstations. Managed all set-up and transportation activities.

Installed and analyzed data from several varieties of network usage and performance measuring packages.

1994-1996 Self Employed Various Locations


Completed contracts covering scientific supercomputing, networked computer support and internet application development.

1992-1994 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY

Technical Group Leader

Responsible for technical and coordination activities in system management and systems administration of a cluster of several dozen IBM AIX - RS/6000 systems, running as a numerically intensive compute cluster for serial batch and parallel scientific applications. This was a challenging opportunity to guide the cluster from an experimental facility to a mature service environment.

1990-1992 IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Rueschlikon, Switzerland

Technical Group Leader

An international assignment to introduce AIX and RS/6000 based distributed computing environment to a research laboratory of over 200 scientists, integrating into a mature mainframe based computing service.

1987 - 1990 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Hawthorne, NY

Manager, Distributed Computing Environment

Managed a department of up to twenty systems programmers responsible for developing, installing and maintaining AIX workstation services, network support and migration or integration of host based and distributed computing environment.

1985 – 1987 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Hawthorne, NY

Manager, Networking

Managed a department responsible for local and wide area networking support.

1983 – 1985 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY

Manager, CMS and Networking

Managed a department responsible for VM/CMS and network support.

1981- 1983 IBM General Technology Division Essex Junction, VT


VM/CMS systems programming.

Core Abilities

Computing Environments

Planning, design and implementation of Storage Area Networks and large-scale storage systems including Disaster Recovery, backup and monitoring

Planning, design and implementation of Wide and Local Area Networks.

Planning, design and implementation of computing clusters, for web service, large-scale data gathering, and technical development.

Thirty years of experience with open systems and core TCP/IP services, often integrating disruptive technology into established environments.

Extensive Leadership and Mentoring experience.

Project Management

Thorough understanding of HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and working in a Six Sigma quality environment.

Able to coordinate a team of programmers, providing technical guidance, as necessary.

Proven experience in multi-tasking, building consensus, and working with teams to achieve common goals.

Good negotiation skills.

Experience with long-distance coordination of projects.


1978 - 1981 Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

1988 - 1989 Polytechnic University Hawthorne, NY

Graduate level courses in object-oriented programming/design and discrete mathematics

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