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Professional Profile

  • Education - Master’s (M.Tech) Year 2000, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.
  • Joined as a Software Engineer in IBM Global services, Bangalore on Dec 2000 through campus hiring.
  • Currently working as a Cloud Solutions Architect in IBM Global Hybrid Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) organization. In this role, I work with client/sales teams and provide my expertise primarily in the following areas –
    • Understanding requirements, developing, and driving a win strategy for cloud deals worldwide.
    • Systematically understand, develop, and document cloud technical requirements and analyze the gaps.
    • Identify workloads to be moved to the cloud and design a cloud architecture based on IBM Cloud (public/private) and other public cloud offerings (GCE/Azure/AWS/Ali) and assets.
    • Identify integration points, challenges, issues, workarounds, and dependencies.
    • Sizing and costing of the solution elements including managed services
    • Put architecture into practice by producing key deliverables of the Cloud solution such as functional & non-functional requirements, architecture overview diagram, architectural decisions, and viability assessment.
    • Evaluate the solution through global review boards to ensure the integrity of the overall solution provided.
  • Have experience in constructing response to RFPs (TCV > $500M) by working with various SMEs under storage, network, security, resiliency and day-2 services/delivery organizations.
  • Have worked as an Enterprise/Chief Architect for key client engagements in the telecom, automobile and financial industries and have successfully implemented the cloud solution (on/off-Prem and Hybrid) both in India and EMEA regions.
  • Hands-on with various public cloud kubernetes offerings such as IKS, GKE, EKS, Cloud PKS, and AKS. Well versed with on-premise K8S offerings such IBM Cloud Private (ICP), RedHat OCP and VMware PKS.
  • Have provided cloud solutions where application modernization (leveraging Kubernetes/Container technologies) and driving automation (via Terraform/Ansible/Chef) along with DevOps & CI/CD are the key requirements in scope. Have also played key role in the solution implementation of the same until steady state.
  • Being a networking focal/SME in the Cloud CoE organization, have designed complex network architectures in the client engagements. In my recent engagement (1Q2019), for one of the large Australian banks, I was responsible for providing the Low-Level Design covering the network connectivity between the client’s on-premise datacenters and the IBM Cloud via the Equinix cloud exchange at Sydney and Melbourne locations.
  • IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) experience: Volunteered to provide Communications, Marketing and Advocacy Strategy for the Department of e-Government in Johannesburg, South Africa in the year 2016.
  • Have obtained following patents in Cloud technologies

S.I.

Patent Grant Number

Title

Date Issued

1

US10013709B2

Transforming a base multi-tenant cloud to a white labeled reseller cloud

02 July 2018

2

US9092254B2

Enabling multi-tenancy for integrated development environment software in virtual environments

27 July 2015

3

US8959482B2/

CN103631636B

Enabling multi-tenancy for a commerce server

16 Feb 2015

  • 5 Patents are currently Filed and 3 are in Published status. Have attained the plateau level 2 in the year 2018.
  • Have represented as speaker at IBM’s Largest Technical Event (Technical Leadership Exchange – TLE) and conducted sessions on “Journey To Cloud” and have been adjudged as the best presentation in the year 2010 on the topic “Our experience in Transforming a large traditionally managed IT infrastructure to a Cloud based one”.
  • Have conducted workshops for enabling IBM partners and customers on IBM Cloud offerings (IaaS/PaaS) and its capabilities.
  • Have received the IBM GTS Spot Light Award in the year 2015 for leading the effort and identifying innovation to ensure pattern-based migration for WebSphere Application Server (WAS) workload is a viable migration technique.
  • Have received the Client Value Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (OTAA) in the year 2016 for the significant contributions made to the largest telecom client in India. In this engagement, I worked as an enterprise architect and was responsible for private cloud deployment at customer premises.
  • IBM Certified Expert Level 2 IT Architect.
  • OpenGroup Level 2 - Master Certified Solution Architect.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (Expired in 2018).
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) title with the following certifications –
    • 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Assignment History

#6 - Project Name                       : Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE)

Location                                   : IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                    : 08/2012 – Till date

Role                                         : Senior Cloud Solution Architect

Environment                               : IBM Enterprise Cloud Offerings (Public/Private/Hybrid)

My key skills and solutioning focus areas include -

  • IBM Enterprise Cloud Offerings (Public/Private)
  • Hybrid Cloud Systems Solution / Design
  • IBM Cognitive Services Platform with Watson
  • Competitors Public Cloud Offerings - AWS / Azure / Google
  • IBM Cloud Brokerage Systems
  • Cloud Migration Strategy & Solution Design (P2V / V2V / V2C)
  • High Availability and Business Continuity DR Solutions for systems based on RPO and RTO

Following are few complex engagements where I made significant contributions as a Cloud Solutions Architect –

Daimler

Duration: 01 Mar 2018 – 31 Dec 2018

Role: Post Sales Cloud Solution Architect (Design and Implementation)

Responsibilities: Architecture, design and implementation of the following

  • Complex Cross LOB and First-Of-A-Kind Solution with Availability SLA 99,95% (basic) and 99,98% (HA) for all technical components/services across IBM Cloud, Azure and Ali Public Clouds.
  • Architecture and design of multi cloud integration of container workloads (PaaS - IKS/AKS)
  • Have built the team to develop the automation patterns for IBM, Azure and Ali Clouds and managed delivery sprints.
  • Driven IaaS/PaaS Automation through Terraform and Ansible for Network devices
  • Design and implementation of GitOps approach for the provisioning of infrastructure resources
  • Design DevOps and CI/CD approach for infra resources to meet the deployment of applications workloads pipeline
  • Single point of contact for the account team and customers for any cloud solution design/implementations aspects.

National Australia Bank (NAB)

Duration: 01 Aug 2018 – till date

Role: Network Architect

Responsibilities: Architecture, design and implementation of the following

  • End-to-end network architecture/design covering the connectivity between customer on-premise datacenters at Sydney and Melbourne locations and the IBM Cloud datacenters passing through the Equinix cloud exchange at respective locations.
  • Design to accommodate the path redundancy, security regulations and compliance posture.

Vodafone, India

Duration: 01 Mar 2017 – 28 Feb 2018

Role: Post Sales Cloud Solution Architect (Design and Implementation)

Responsibilities: Architecture, design and implementation of the following

  • Private Cloud Deployment at customer premises covering both system-p and system-x platforms
  • Virtualization Design
  • DR and Backup Solution and Strategy
  • Network Connectivity Design (Underlay/Overlay with Arista Cloud Vision)
  • Migration Strategy and phased approach
  • Coordinate with Services Delivery Organization for day-to-day issues/challenges

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Duration: 03 Aug 2015 – 20 Feb 2016

Role: Post Sales Cloud Solution Architect (Design and Implementation)

Responsibilities: Architecture, design and implementation of the following

  • Hosting of Group -1 SAP workloads on IBM Enterprise Private Cloud (PaaS)
  • Hosting of Group -2 MS Exchange and SharePoint workloads on IBM Enterprise Private Cloud (IaaS)
  • Hosting of Group -3 Dev/Test workloads on IBM Public Cloud
  • Migration Strategy and phased approach
  • Network connectivity between KAUST and IBM Cloud locations
  • DR and Backup Solution and Strategy
  • Sizing and Costing
  • Coordinate with Managed Services Delivery Organization

Super Retail Group (SRG), Australia

Duration: 03 Jun 2015 – 31 Jan 2016

Role: Pre-sales Cloud Solution Architect

Responsibilities: Architecture and end-to-end design of following including the response to RFP

  • Hybrid IT Solution (Private Cloud built on IBM Public Cloud + Co-located workloads) span across Sydney/Melbourne and Asia locations
  • Virtualization Design
  • Migration Strategy
  • Network connectivity
  • DR and backup
  • Sizing and Costing

21Vianet

Duration: 04 Nov 2013 – 30 Sep 2014

Role: Pre-sales and Post-sales Cloud Solution Architect

Responsibilities: Architecture and end-to-end design of following

  • IBM Enterprise Cloud Managed Services (CMS) R1.4 Reseller Portal for the PoD setup in 21Vianet partner datacenter (partnership with local vendor due to direct business regulations in China)
  • Architecture support for dev/test teams during the implementation phase

Conform the design standards to attain the Trusted Cloud Certification

 

#5 - Project Name                       : Samsung SDS Cloud Project (CCMS – Common Cloud Management System)

Location                                   : IBM South Korea, Seoul

Duration                                    : 02/2012 – 07/2012

Role                                         : Cloud Solution Architect / TPM Workflow Developer

Environment                               : PowerVM, Citrix Xen and VMWare hypervisors

Responsibilities:

  • As a Provisioning Team Leader, communicate with customer, finalize the requirements, specify the design, implement the infrastructure, and lead 8 people (includes three global member) for TPM implementation. Also act as a solution designer for provisioning where created specification of messages and interface between OSS and TPM.
  • Work directly with a chief architect to provide the best possible solution for customer in view of cost and time. Also work directly with customer team to help them understand the technology we use and to provide recommendation to their current and new system.

 

#4 - Project Name                   : Global Business Solutions Center (GBSC) Compute Cloud

Client                                        : GBSC, IBM India

Location                                   : IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                    : 08/2007 – 01/2011

Role                                         : Infrastructure and Middleware Solutions Specialist

Environment                               : Virtualization/hypervisors (KVM, Xen, VMWare, Power VM), Cloud Orchestration Tools

Responsibilities:

  • GBSC Compute Cloud (GCC) setup – transforming a traditional datacenter to a cloud based one
  • Worked with IBM Research teams to adopt the latest in the cloud technologies during the GCC cloud rollout.
  • Conducted emblement sessions for the cross-industry asset development teams over GCC IaaS self-service capabilities
  • Performed energy management study towards adopting the green datacenter technologies/practices.

 

#3 - Project Name                       : CDR (Call Detail Record) Archive – Sprint Nextel

Client                                        : Sprint Nextel

Location                                   : World Head Quarters, Kansas USA / IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                    : 12/2004 – 07/2007

Role                                               : Technical Team Leader

Environment                               :  AIX 5.3, C/C++, SQL, MQ, SQL/DB2 8.2.4

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Position Migration and Application Migration as a part of the off-shoring activities
  • Lead the team of 14 people at offshore and driven the technical releases

 

#2 - Project Name                       : IBM.COM Solutions

Client                                        : IBM Global Services India | US

Location                                   : Bangalore/India | RTP, NC/USA

Duration                                    : 08/2001 - 11/2004

Role                                         : Defect Analyst SlingShot | Team Lead

Environnent                              : RS 6000 AIX 4.1, WAS 4.0, WCS 5.1, DB2 7.1

Responsibilities:

  • Onsite technical team lead for level 3 development/support activities and releases
  • Member of the Level 3 development/support team at offshore

 

#1 - Project Name                       : Interview Scheduler

Client                                        : IBM Global Services India

Duration                                    : 12/2000 - 08/2001

Role                                         : Application Developer

Environment                              : Windows NT 4.0, JAVA1.2, Servlets, JSP, and DB2

Responsibilities:

  • Development of Interview Scheduler application based on Java technologies