About

About me

Having spent my career working in Information Technology for about 11+ years, I have gained much knowledge and hands-on experience on managing IT Infrastructure, SAN Storage, Backup Applications, Databases, Freelancing & IT Projects Implementations and Teaching IT Courses. Here on my web site, it is my pleasure to share with you my experience in my profession.

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Shaik M Rafi

IT Infrastructure Consultant & Trainer

I’M working in Information Technology from more than 11+ years and have worked on over 30+ implementation projects in IT Infrastructure and IT Security related to enterprise data center technologies such as Data-center Management, virtualization, and IT Security. Currently working for a IT Sourcing company as a Consultant to help clients managing the Data-center, SAN Storage, and other Infrastructure related stuff. Have served as an Systems Administrator, Deputy IT Manager, Consultant and IT Trainer/Instructor. I also teach online via Computer Based Tutorials.

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my skills

Skills

Brief details on my skills sets

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.

  • IT Physical and Virtual Infrastructure Management
  • IT Datacenter Management
  • Experienced on both Windows and Linux OS environments
  • Enterprise backup solutions administration
  • Operating Systems security patch management & AV
  • Experience in monitoring tools for Information Systems
  • Strong knowledge on Banking applications and technologies
  • SAN storage management
  • Database Administration
  • Incident reporting
  • Good team player and Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills, high energy, focused on delivery

Operating Systems Management (Windows and Linux)
95%
Datacenter Manager
90%
EMC Networker Backup, Recover Point & Symantec BackupExec/Veritas
95%
EMC VNX & Dell PowerVault SAN Storages
85%
Solarwinds Orion Monitoring & Alerting
90%
Lumension/Heat Patch Tool, McAfee ePO
85%
ITSM, Incident Management, Policies and Procedures
90%
VMware Virtualization
90%
Systems Security Professional
90%
SAP Basis Administration
80%

Passion

Web Development

IT Training and Education

Business Development Management

My Resume

Resume

Professional Experience so far in IT Career..

Regional IT Infrastructure Officer – BNP Paribas Bank

2011-Present

 Brief Info

Major responsibilities includes, Datacenter management, Enterprise data backup management, Incident Reporting, IT Policies and Procedures, Disaster Recovery, VMware, Window, Linux and AIX environment and Support for banking application at infrastructure level. Vendor management and involvement in IT expenditure planning, budgeting and approval process.
  • Datacenter Manager
  • Windows Active Directory support
  • VMware vSphere
  • EMC Networker & Veritas Backup Exec
  • SAN - EMC DataDomain & VNX
  • Lumension/Heat Patch link
  • McAfee ePO
  • Dell, HP and IBM hardware management
  • Vendor contracts and budget forecast
  • Solarwinds Server & Application Monitoring
  • DoubleTake High-availability
  • Incident reporting and support

Deputy IT Manager – Al-Blagha Holding Group Co.

2008-2011

Breif Info

Joined the group as System Administrator, later promoted as Deputy IT Manager to work closely with IT Manager and report to CEO assisting in all major activities of Datacenter and Support activities
  • Windows Servers services on Windows 2003/2008
  • Assist IT Manager in Managing Datacenter
  • Microsoft Exchange mail system management
  • VMware vSphere management
  • Responsible for Backups of Storages
  • Group policies updates, user permissions, client OS updates.
  • MS-ISA Servers Management
  • Managing of Cisco Routers to connect other branches

System Administrator – Rittal India Pvt., Ltd.,

2006-2008

Brief Info

Reporting to Team Manager for IT, providing support on Windows and client environment over VMware Infrastructure. Mainly to work on Active Directory, Data Backups, Active Directory, User support and Antivirus Management.
  • Management of Windows server services, AD, DNS, and DHCP
  • Group Policies management
  • Virtual Environment with VMware ESX 3x
  • End User Support
  • Backup monitoring
  • Antivirus management
  • Monitoring of Citrix Presentation Server 4.0.

Giving knowledge excites me :)

Online Courses

Here is the list of online training courses by me. Purchase them online via Udemy or contact me for direct sales.

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    Contacts

    Contacts

    I can be reachable in multiple ways, must preferred is by eMail

    First Preference

    You can write me on this address

    iamrafi@iamrafi.com

    Second Preference

    My mobile phone number

    +966-540010282

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    My office located In

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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