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Senior Cloud SA – Dimension Data

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Dimension Data – October 2015 – Current – Irvine, CA

Most senior technical crafter for Dimension Data’s enterprise clients and works across Business Units, consults and creates integrated solution architecture descriptions across domains, functions, and industries, then monitoring and governing the implementation.

Translate business, functional, and technical requirements into architectural designs, managed services and software solutions using REST, Python, and YANG along with a suite of DevOps tools to create dynamic programmable infrastructures on-premise, hybrid, and in multiple clouds.

Provide multi-technology consulting services to clients to analyse and provide strategies and cloud solutions on all aspects related technology components. Creates excellent client and cross business unit relationships.

Strategic planning and sales enablement with senior account executives, regional sales directors, senior directors, VP’s, practice leaders, engineering and consulting teams resulting increased cloud services and sales activity. Lead Architect in all West-US Cloud Computing (Private/Public/Hybrid, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) projects.

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Craig Hadix

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Summary

Transformational leader who focuses on the outcome, enabling my clients to achieve continual improvements in how they consume their technology. Liaison to the business. I translate business objectives into successful technology service using dynamic, programmatic infrastructures.

I have expert level knowledge on multi-technology and multi-cloud infrastructure design best practice which enables me to act as a trusted adviser to the architecture consulting team on optimal infrastructure designs. I take a holistic view of technology environments including orchestration and automation software, applications, hardware platforms, networking, operating systems and storage.

 

Core Competencies

Architecture
IT Strategic Planning, Enterprise Solutions Architect, ITIL Certified

Sales
Pre-Sales Engineer/Architect, Account Representative
Strategic account planning

Engineering
OpenStack, CloudStack, Windows, UNIX, Citrix and VMWare,
Cisco UCS, HP, IBM, OpenCompute

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Data Center Architect

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Nexus IS – June 2012 – October 2015 – Valencia, CA

Defining strategic technology plans with Enterprise Visualization, Data Center Orchestration, Architecting and orchestrating multidisciplinary complex engineering projects Creating new consulting, business process optimization, and cloud products. Conducting market research and testing, and presentation of these new products Focused on strategic business and technology solutions Promoting SDN, DevOps, IaaS, Process Optimization, Continuous Integration, and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
Partnering across all internal organizations, external customer organizations, and ecosystem.  Leading strategic account planning with senior account executives, regional sales directors, practice leaders, and engineering teams Architecting enterprise data center technology solutions using:

  • Openstack and vCloud Director
  • VMware View, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Puppet and Chef
  • Red Hat CloudForms, OpenShift, Hybrid Cloud (vCHS)
  • VMware vCloud, UCS Director and Cisco IAC
  • Cisco Nexus and Citrix Netscaler networking equipment
  • EMC VNX, VMAX and NetApp FAS storage arrays
  • Cisco UCS computing platform, VXI Virtual Desktops, and Cisco UC/HCS Collaboration
  • EMC vBlock, vSPEX and NetApp FlexPod reference architectures
  • Amazon Web Services and SunGard Availability Services
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Enterprise Architect

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IS Systems – August 2011-May 2012 – Los Angeles, CA

Discover, Define, and Guide clients business and technical requirements around Data Center solutions, specializing in vCloud Director and CloudStack

Responsible for creating technical reference architectures and standards

Pre-Sales Engineering owning the technical relationship with the client and assist with deal shaping. Create and Deliver technical and business presentations

Architect, Design, and Deliver complete technology solutions using Cisco, HP, EMC, NetApp, VMware, Citrix, and Cloud providers

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Pre-Sales Engineer, Technical Architect

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Applied Computer Solutions – Feb 2008-March 2011 – Los Angeles, CA

Architect technology solutions that fit our customers’ business, technology, and budget requirements

UCS pre-sales expert and Virtualization practice lead
Provide subject matter expertise with Storage, Network, Server, and Virtualization technologies 

Prepare and give presentations on new technology and how it fits with the clients environment to meet their requirements and decreases capital and/or operational costs

Work with client and the sales team to create the strategic architecture and technical diagrams, and then deliver the solution presentations

Help our sales team scope and sell our products

Takes ownership of the relationship with the client, proactively validating technology architecture, manage technology projects, creating and delivering technical and business case presentations

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Enterprise Architect – OCIO – Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros, Entertainment – May 2003-January 2008 – Burbank, CA

IT Liaison to over 23 different business units each with unique and challenging technology requirements

Translate business requirements into technical specifications Evangelized VDI, creating and running a full POC, grass roots meetings with directors, VP’s, EVP’s all the way up to the CIO

Produce high level design and implementation strategies, creating and updating Warners 3-5 year IT Strategic Plan

Establish and define details, definitions, and requirements of infrastructure, applications, components and enhancements to create technology architectures across a broad set of technology domains

Provide highly competent leadership and specialized technical guidance to complex solution engineering challenges

Simultaneously plan, manage, and lead all technology solution design activities

Oversee our Technology Enterprise Architecture Lab environment, setup, access and refresh actives for a complex set of technologies

Advocated and Evangelized Virtualization with VMware, consolidation of UNIX/Oracle to IBM P-Series

Assisted with the evaluation of their VTL

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