About Me, JK-47

 

Why JK-47?

Working in IT can be like war, we are in the trenches, issues all around. Problems jump up and attack without you even noticing. We must keep a watchful eye on all areas of our environment, and attack issues, before they get us!

I’ve been called many things over the years… Jarett, RJ, A**hole, and most recently I was dubbed JK-47 by my coworkers.  JK-47 , The Weapon.  I have a knack for thinking up creative solutions to the biggest problems, to defuse a potential explosive technical situation, when time has run out, and money is on the line.

I am the Principal Technologist based in PA, working with a kick ass  VAR.  I have more than 20 years of industry experience, having worked at companies such as Oracle, CSC, Planalytics, and others.

Throughout my career, I have worked extensively with Oracle databases (since 7.3), Unix (Irix/HPUX 10-11.31/Solaris 2.4 – 10 and many more), Linux, Virtualization (VMware since .9 wks beta), and network security.  Currently, I design, architect, and implement solution for almost any product you can think of in technology.  As you’ll be able to see from my posts, I tend to work most with NetApp, VMware, Oracle, Cisco, and Unix.

My heart belongs to NetApp and Cisco UCS! I am on the #NetappATeam and am a #CiscoChampion.

I have a cert for every letter from A-Z. A few include:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center)
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Support Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Design Specialist (CS-CUCTDS)
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist
  • NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer (NCIE-SAN) – Cluster Mode
  • NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer (NCIE-SAN) – 7-Mode
  • NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) – Cluster Mode
  • NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) – 7-Mode
  • NetApp Accredited Sales Professional (NASP)
  • VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5)
  • VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 – Cloud (VCP5-Cloud)
  • VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP5)
  • F5 Certified Product Consultant (CSP F5-PCL)
  • Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate – WAN (RCSA-W)
  • Riverbed Technical Sales Specialist – WAN (RTSS-W)
  • Riverbed Technical Sales Associate – WAN (RTSA-W)
  • Riverbed Technical Sales Specialist – Network Performance Management (RTSS-NPM)
  • Riverbed Technical Sales Associate – Network Performance Management (RTSA-NPM)
  • Dell/Compellent Top Gun Storage Architect (CML-TGSA)
  • Symantec Technical Specialist – NetBackup 7 – Unix
  • Symantec Technical Specialist – NetBackup 7 – Windows
  • EMC Velocity Systems Engineer (Consolidate) 2012
  • EMC Velocity Systems Engineer (Backup & Recovery) 2012

Though, I feel no certification truly represents someones knowledge and experiences.  Since I started my current job working for a VAR to many enterprise software and hardware companies, I have been required to pickup many.  To me, they are just like a fun game to get, some play Sudoku, I try to pickup at least a cert a month to keep the mind crunching and fresh.  Just kidding, that’s all BS.  Really, I just get bored, and play in the lab often, and take tests to pass time.

If you are looking for a solution to a problem, a SAN, virtualization/vdi, just about anything, send me a message. It is never too early to prepare for a disaster!

My posts are my own opinion and experiences, and do not reflect the opinions of my employer, my dog, my ex-wife, or anyone else.  I am incredibly opinionated.  I don’t tolerate poor design, and I speak my mind too much.   Read the blog long enough and I’m sure something I say will piss you off.  I’m serious… I will.

 

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