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Carson Gee

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(System Administration)

I live for building and maintaining servers. It is just plain cool. It is something I’ve been enamored with since I built my first server in primary school. Architecting solutions and selecting the tools and systems required to make them happen is what wakes me up in the middle of the night.

The ability to provide a remote service that increases people’s productivity through automation and availability is something I do well. Through my background in software development I know how systems really work under the hood. This plus years of experience in extremely diverse environments give me the capability to deliver software and technology that makes digital life better and business run more efficiently.

Operating System

The core of system administration, operating systems are what I know. There is hardly one I haven’t at least tried, and I know the most popular ones forwards and backwards.

Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS
  • Ubuntu Server and Desktop
  • Novell and Open SuSE
  • Debian
  • Fedora

Windows

  • NT Workstation and Server
  • 2000 Workstation and Server
  • XP and 2003 Server
  • Vista and 2008 Server
  • 7 and 2008 r2 Server
  • 8 and 2012 Server
  • 10

UNIX and Specialty

  • Sonicwall
  • ExtremeXOS
  • FreeBSD/OpenBSD
  • Solaris
  • Cisco IOS
  • Juniper ScreenOS
  • Force10 OS
  • Nokia IPSO
  • Checkpoint Secure Platform

Applications and Servers

Running servers is both my hobby and my profession. Thanks to my diverse employment background, I’ve had the privilege of running a large variety of applications and servers in different environments from small business to mission critical 99.999% up time enterprise data centers.

Web and Database

  • nginx
  • Apache
    • mod_wsgi
    • mod_php
    • mod_python
    • mod_proxy
    • mod_rewrite
    • WebDAV/svn
  • Tomcat
  • gunicorn
  • unicorn
  • uwsgi
  • ElasticSearch
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MS SQL Server
  • GitLab
  • Github Enterprise
  • OwnCloud
  • MS Sharepoint
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress

Utility and Infrastructure</h3>

  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • Amazon Web Services
    • ElasticBeanstalk
    • VPC
    • ELB
    • RDS
    • Route53
  • OpenStack
  • Elastic Stack (ELK)
  • Druva InSync
  • Heroku
  • VMWare VSphere
  • VMWare vCenter
  • Citrix XenServer
  • OpenLDAP
  • Kerberos
  • MS Active Directory
  • Cisco Secure ACS
  • Postfix
  • Zarafa
  • BIND
  • DHCPD
  • Windows Update Server
  • MS Configuration Manager/SMS
  • MS Data Protection Manager
  • Bacula
  • EMC Networker
  • Symantec Antivirus Server
  • Shinken
  • Nagios
  • Zenoss Monitoring
  • EMC Networker
  • MatLab Distributed Computing Server
  • OpenVAS
  • TORQUE and MAUI

Networking and Storage

In addition to typical server and desktop administration, I’ve also been heavily involved in storage, file serving, storage area networking, and regular networking.

Networking

  • Cisco switches and WAPs
  • Fortinet Meru Wireless
  • Extreme Switches
  • Force10 Switches
  • Brocade fibre channel switches
  • QLogic fibre channel switches
  • Dell PowerConnect switches
  • Checkpoint Firewalls
  • Nokia Firewalls
  • Juniper Firewalls
  • Sonicwall Firewalls
  • Cisco routers
  • Checkpoint SecuRemote VPNs
  • Juniper Secure Access SSL VPNs
  • VLAN design and management

Storage

  • HDS HNAS 3200/BlueArc Titan 3200
  • HDS AMS 1000
  • DataDirect Networks S2A9900
  • Oracle StorageTek tape libraries
  • HPE StoreEver Tape tape libraries
  • Spectra Logictape libraries
  • Microsoft Storage Server
  • Samba
  • NFS
  • Promise VessRAID iSCSI appliances
  • Enhance Technology UltraStor disk arrays
  • Dell MD3000i iSCSI SAN appliances
  • Synology Rackstations
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Courses
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Security
  • Computer Engineering and Design
  • Data Communications
  • Juniper Netcreen Firewall and VPN
  • Juniper Netscreen Security Manager
  • Juniper Secure Access SSL VPN
  • SANS IPv6 Essentials
  • Hurricane Electric IPv6 Sage
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