Minneapolis, Minnesota

Background

Background

I have been fortunate enough in my career to contribute to a wide variety of industries and platforms. Technology is just one of many common languages that unites every organization. We all share the same challenges when it comes to calculating growth, scaling, identifying key metrics, etc.

Without a doubt, my favorite strength is being able to piece components and data together between multiple departments, languages, and protocols to develop new processes and ways of doing business. I generally hazard the development of proprietary solutions for mission critical applications, however encourage the strategy of 5-10% custom development to support critical tasks. The change that can occur in this dev space often amounts to exciting opportunities. 

On the technical side of things, below is a list of a few main areas/items that I have extensive and confident hands-on experience in.  Let’s talk shop sometime!

Servers

Microsoft
Servers (2000/2003/2008/2012/2016) – AD, GP, DHCP, DNS, DFS, IIS, RADIUS, WSUS, Terminal Services, Etc
Hyper-V – Clustering, HA, MPIO, ODX, SAN/iSCSI/Fiber, VMQ, Advanced Switching, Snapshots, DR, Tuning, General Reporting
SQL – DB Corruptions, DB Migrations, Tuning, Basic Troubleshooting, Clustering

Linux
VMWARE (ESXi, VCenter, VCloud, Fusion, Workstation, Horizon) – HA, DRS, Disaster Recovery, VM Optimization/Tuning, Deployments, Reporting, SAN Tuning/iSCSI, VMotion, Advanced Switching, VEEAM,
Ubuntu/CentOS/RedHat/Etc – DHCP, File, LAMP Stack
OpsCore/Nagios – DB Recovery, PHP Mods, Custom Scripting/Sensors
ASTERISK (Elastix, FreePBX, Asterisk Core,  and TrixBox) – IVR, GV MOTIF, Conferences, Dial Patterns, IAX/SIP Trunking and Routing, Porting, Monitoring, CDR Reporting, Endpoint/Provisioning, TFTP, High Availability, Disaster Recovery
OpenMeetings – H323 Optimization, PHP/Custom Branding, Background Optimization
OpenFire – Mass Deployment, Custom Security Policies, Web Integration

Hardware
SAN/NAS (Compellent, PowerVault, StorageWorks) – LUN/iSCSI/Fiber, Replications, Snapshots, RAID Recovery/Rebuilding, IO Planning, Monitoring, HA
Data Center – Carrier Routing, Planning/Design, Power Management, Colocation Management

Mail

Servers
Exchange (2007/2010/2013/365) – Migrations, DB Restores, Corruptions, DAG, Site Resilience, HA
IceWarp – 8-10.0 – Flat File Migrations, Throttling, SQL Logic
HMail – DB Restores, Web Mail Creation,  SA/Spam, SQL Logic
PostFix/Sendmail – Custom Proxies, General Setup/Troubleshooting

Networking

Cisco
Routing/Switching – VLAN, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, ACL, ARP, IPSec/SSL VPN, MPLS, RIP, Frame Relay, Spanning Tree, NAT, Stacking, Logging, ROMMon Recovery, CLI/Serial Logic, PIX Optimization, Aironet, WLAN Controlling/Meshing.

Others
ZYXEL, SonicWALL, PFSense, WatchGuard, ADTRAN – (Everything listed above, with additions of) High Availability, WAN Failovers, Captive Portals, Etc.

Wireless

Wi-Fi
Controllers (Ruckus, Zyxel, Cisco, Meraki) – RADIUS, Meshing, HA, Captive Portal, Monitoring, Metering, WDS
Radios (Ruckus, Cisco, TP-Link, Engenius, HP, Ubiquiti, Mikrotik) – Long Range Bridging, Spectrum Analyzing, Planning/Design, VLAN

CCTV

Servers
VMS – VM Tuning, Client Stacking, Triggering, Remote API/WEB Mods, Failover, Automation, H264 Optimization, SAN/NAS Integration
ExacqVision – (Everything listed above)
Avigilon – (Everything listed above, with the addition of) Edge Storage, Clustering, Auto Tracking

Hardware
IP Cameras (Dahua, Axis, Hikvision, Panasonic, Geovision, Foscam, Avigilon, Etc) – H264 Optimization, 4G/WIMAX Integration

Appliances

General
HVAC – Carrier i-VU IP Management, Honewell BACNet Controllers
Barix – Instreamer/Exstreamer, Audio Compression
APC/Raritan – Rack PDUs, Reporting/Alerting, KVM Over IP, Watchdog Integration

 Web

Website Dev
CMS (Joomla, WordPress) – Template/Plugin Customization, Theme Customization
Editors (Dreamweaver, FrontPage) – Basic HTML Development, JScripts

Server
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) – PHP Optimization, Performance Tuning, Reporting, Analytics, Load Balancing
IIS – (Same as above, with the addition of) Bindings

Electronics

Analog
Circuit Design – Ohms Law, Oscilloscope Metering, Breadboarding, IC soldering, Transofmer/Relay Logic, Schematic/Block Diagram Design
Wiring – Household Wiring, Basic Commercial Wiring, Low Voltage Certified, CAT/Coax/Fiber Termination, Generator Repair, Dry Type Transformers, Line Conditioners, Load Calculations, Solar Design

Digital
Digital Logic – Truth Tables, Logic Gates, IC Design, SCR/Transistor Logic, Binary Calc

Audio

Production
Software (Abelton, FL Studio, Reason, Lexicon) – Sampling, Leveling, Mixing
Hardware
– Compressors, Reverb, Delay, Mixing, MIDI Logic/Programming, Leveling, Loudspeaker/Stage Design, Live Stage Support, DMX Programming

IoT

Hardware
Maker (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP8266) – I/O, Relays, Sensors, Counters, Analog/Digital Values
Software
– Python, C+, IFTTT, OpenHAB