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Mark Takla Systems Analyst

With all these skills we are not sure what more there is to say about Mark ...

Cloud: Amazon Web Services (AWS) - EC2, VPC, Route 53 DNS, Load Balancer, Images, Snapshots, Network & Security, CDN CloudWatch, Elastic IP, S3; Rackspace; MS Azure - Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, DNS; Cisco Meraki Enterprise Cloud
DevOps: Ansible, Tower, Python, Bash, GitHub, Slack
Web Administration: IIS 5-8, SFTP, CMS, SAAS
Scripting: Powershell, batch, shell, & AWS CLI
Operating Systems: MS Windows 8, 10, Windows Server 2008 [R2], 2012 [R2]
NOC: AWS CloudWatch, Nagios, SolarWinds, Site24x7
Applications: Windows Active Directory, MS Exchange Server, MS Deployment Toolkit, MS Visio, VMware vSphere ESXi, Hyper-V, Citrix Receiver, Citrix XenDesktop, Fiddler, AntiVirus
SSL: OpenSSL (PEM, DER, P7B, PFX), Qualys, CSR
Networking: LAN WAN NOC, TCP/IP Configuration, Dell SonicWall routers & firewalls, Cisco small/large business routers & switches, Cisco Meraki WAPs, Netgear switches
Hardware: HP, Dell, Sony, Samsung, Mac & IBM Lenovo Servers & Desktops
Agile Scrum / Kanban Team Member: 20 sprints; 1- release cycles

Perform advanced MS Windows Server administration in an AWS environment of over 900 web & application servers
Utilize Tower to run automation tasks in Ansible via an in-house developed comm& line repository tool located in GitHub using Python
Support integrated automation by creating playbooks for configuration & deployment of daily administion tasks on AWS hosts (user management (user add/remove & password resets) & site management (creating sites & adding bindings)) & in AWS VPC & EC2 environments (CDN, ELB, & server pair creation)
Work closely with product Development Team to fulfill client requests, resolve incidents & to deliver scalable solutions
Implement & provision best practices for web hosting architectures for enterprise clients within Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 & VPC & Rackspace in 8 geographical datacenters
Maintain VMware vSphere & Hyper-V production & development systems & infrastructure, as well as AWS VPC primary & backup data centers

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