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Data Center Facilities Consultant, Director

Saudi Arabia
August 06, 2020

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Contact: +966-***-***-*** Nationality: Pakistan D.O.B.: April 21, 1986 Email: Marital Status: Married Visa: KSA Transferable Iqama ABOUT ME

A Data Center Director with +ten (10) years

of facilities consultancy and management

experience. It entails end-to-end Plan,

Design, Build and O&M of Data Centers and

Central Offices. Holds expertise in MEP, Low

Current, Passive Network, Structured

Cabling and Civil Works. A Turnkey

Solutions Architect for 12 Data Center

Facilities with highly successful Business

Development, Presales and Project Delivery.



Project Management

Public Speaking

People Management

Data Center Planning

Cost Estimates, RFPs

Capacity Planning

Tier, TUV, BICSI Cert.

CFD Analysis for DC

Structured Cabling

HVAC and Power Design

Civil, Space Planning

Intelligent iPatch, DCiM

Command Center

Construction Mgmt.

Facilities Mgmt., O&M



Resolved O&M 115 issues of a large colocation within 3 months

Prepared several ‘turnkey’ Data Center tender documents in a week!

Total Successful Data Center Pre-Sales $ 74M CapEx in Kingdom

Designed 4 Prefab, Disaster Recovery, 2 Cloud, 2 Edge DC Solutions

Pioneered Cooling Assignment, 6 HD Cooling Solutions for STC Sites

Improved PUE & cut-down Outages by 80% for Kingdom wide project

Developed Space, Power, Cooling & Cabling Guidelines for 270 Sites

Audited STC/Mobily KSA wide Data Centers and Central Offices

Conducted 25-hrs workshop: ‘Critical Environment Management’

Gave workshop: ‘Converting Central Office to Edge Data Center’

Implemented White Space for major Data Centers & Central Offices

Designed innovative Cabling to eliminate STC CO Cabling Spaghettis

Prepared GSM Vandalism Security Solution for Mobily remote sites

Designed iPatch cabling sol. for 3 Data Centers (+20,000 cores)

Did Facilities Planning and Forecasting for Cisco and HPE clients

Designed future-ready 10/100/400G Structured Cabling Solutions for three-Tier, Spine-Leaf, fat-tree POD & Central Office Topologies QUALIFICATIONS

Position Company Period (mm/yy) Location

Data Center Operations Director Detasad 03/20 – Today Riyadh Data Center Consultant/Manager HPE 11/17 – 03/20 Riyadh DC Facilities Lead Consultant Cisco 09/15 – 11/17 Riyadh Data Center Consultant DAR 01/12 – 08/15 Khobar

Data Center Operator Multinet 12/09 – 12/10 Pakistan Certifications From

Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) Uptime Institute

Registered Communications Dist. Designer (RCDD) BICSI Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) BICSI

Data Center Cabling Specialist (DCCS) CommScope

Fiber Optic Infrastructure Specialist (FOIS) CommScope Certified Cabling Test Technician (CCTT) Fluke Networks Certified DC Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM) EPI / EXIN Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP) EPI / EXIN (expired) Education From

B.S. (Telecom Engineering) 2005-2009 NUCES, Pak / SCE GCE Advanced Level in Pre-Engineering The City School, Pak Continued



Preparing pre-sales ‘turnkey’ data center tender documents, concept design and cost breakdown in a week’s time

Conducting Data Center Facilities Strategy Workshops for major Ministries, Universities and SPs in KSA

Preparing C-Level presentations and business cases with overall data center project delivery model

Coordinating with client for selecting appropriate data center facilities design and Tier requirements

Performing IT Technology Planning for various Cloud, Enterprise & Colocation data centers (for Cisco/HPE clients)

Designing Rack Elevations, High-Speed Structured Cabling for entire LAN/SAN IT fabric for various Data Centers

Performing CFD Analysis for the White Space, Raised Floor Systems and Hot/Cold Aisle Containment

Designing Direct/Indirect Evaporative Cooling, CHW, Condenser, Pumps, AHU units (DX, RTU, CRAC, etc.)

Designing UPS, Rectifiers, Generators, Transfer Switches, Electrical Distribution, Fire-Stopping, Grounding-CBN

Designing ELV - Voice/Data, IP Telephony, Wi-Fi, Fire Alarm, VESDA, Access Control, CCTV, PA, BMS and DCiM

Designing Outside Plant (OSP), Office Cabling (ISP), Data Network (MAN) for the Ras Al Khayr Industrial City

Bridging the communication gap between IT/Network and Facilities teams INSTALLATION / OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Leading technical buildings and data centers assessments, audits, gap analysis to determine capacity to support IT

Holding accountability for the stability and standards enforcement and control of the Mission Critical Environment

Assigning Space, Power, Cooling, Cabling in alignment with Mission Critical Environment Guidelines

Supervising active/passive network implementation, ensuring site readiness for the several HPE and Cisco DCs

Testing cables using Fluke OLTS & Cu Cable Analyzer to validate partner test reports, investigating failure w/ OTDR

Managing colocation data center operations and maintenance activities to ensure 24/7 power and cooling availability

Writing Sequence of Operations, Emergency Response, MOP, Risk Analysis, Business Continuity Plan for data center

Reviewing Facilities MEP Spare Parts Inventory and SLAs for the activities of facility maintenance contractors

Leading Technical Facilities Management training academy program for the leading Service Provider in Middle East DATA CENTER PROJECTS

Client Project Name Location Specifications Scope

Detasad Tier-III Colocation Data Center Riyadh 400 Racks, 94 Racks.(new) O&M Director and Design Consultant Saudi Telecom Company Technical Facilities Mgmt. (TFM) Kingdom Wide 270 Exchanges & DCs O&M Consultant and Design Manager Saudi Telecom Company Technical Facilities Mgmt. (TFM) Khamis Mushait 500 Racks Cabling and White Space Architect Saudi Telecom Company Technical Facilities Mgmt. (TFM) Kingdom Wide 9 ISO Containers Prefab DR Containers Solution Architect Saudi Telecom Company Technical Facilities Mgmt. (TFM) Riyadh 30 Racks x 2 Sites Edge Data Center Solution Architect Saudi Telecom Company Mursalat Tier-III Data Center Riyadh 180 Racks White Space Implementation Saudi Electric Company Data Center Consolidation in HQ Riyadh 165-253 Racks, 1079kW Presales Success/White Space Architect Dawiyat Prefab Container Data Center Dammam 21-42 Racks, 272kW Presales Turnkey Design Architect Qassim University New Tier-III Data Center Qassim 33-50 Racks, 300-500kW Presales Turnkey Design Architect Aramco – V2 Tier-III Modular Prefab Cloud DC Jeddah/Khobar 120 Racks, 540-1500kW Presales Turnkey Design Architect Ministry of Finance New Tier-III DC Migration in HQ Riyadh 51 Racks, 527kW Presales Turnkey Design Architect Mobily Dana & Sulay Data Centers Audit Riyadh 1500 Racks Facilities Audit: Cabling, MEP, Civil Royal Commission Jubail DC Migration, RIC DC, COs Jubail, Ras AlKhayr 37 to 110 Racks, 80 Racks Facilities and White Space Architect STANDARDS & TOOLS

TIA-942/568/569/606/607, BICSI-002-2014, Uptime Tiers, ASHRAE 90.4/TC9.9 Thermal Guidelines, EN-50600

NFPA-75/76/70E/2001/Handbook, LEED Rating 2014, Telcordia GR-1089/63/3028-Core, NEBS, TUV TSI Standard

MS Office, MS Visio, Sketchup, AutoCAD 2017, APC Calculators, Cisco/HP Power Calculators

Fluke Networks Versiv Series, CertiFiber Pro OLTS, OptiFiber Pro OTDR, Cu DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer

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