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¨      Education - Master’s ( M.Tech ) in Satellite Remote Sensing – Year 2000, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India

¨      Joined as a Software Engineer in IBM Global services, Bangalore on Dec, 2000 and have been acquiring various skills for the past 16 years

¨      Currently working as a Cloud Solutions Architect under IBM Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) organization, to drive reusable architectures into our standard solutioning and for resolving client issues. In this role, I am responsible to create best solutions for our clients at the highest quality and lowest costs and fastest deployment

¨      Being a Solutions Architect in Cloud CoE, my responsibilities includes designing the high quality Cloud Solutions based on Cloud Managed Services (CMS), CMS4SAP, CMS4ORACLE and SoftLayer Cloud Offerings for various deals across AP, EMEA and NA regions. In this capacity of my role as a cloud solution architect, I work with client/ sales teams and provide my expertise with respect to the following -

o   Join in understanding, developing, and driving a win strategy for the deal.

o   Systematically understand, develop, and document cloud technical requirements and analyze gaps.

o   Identify workloads to move to the Cloud and design a Cloud architecture based on standard offerings and assets.

o   Bring the best practices and assets from the cloud solutions across several hundreds of deals, and has been at the heart of developing Cloud offerings.

o   Identify integration points, challenges, issues, workarounds, and dependencies.

o   Help take the solution through global review boards to ensure the integrity of the overall solution provided.

o   Join client meetings as a Cloud technical expert, when appropriate

¨      Have worked with IBM US / Korea teams for a leading Smartphone company at Seoul, South Korea, in the development of Service Automation layer for OSS using Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM v7.2.2) product covering various hypervisors such as Citrix Xen, VMWare and PowerVM. In this engagement, I was primarily responsible for architecture, design and development of TPM workflows for various service automation components such as Discovery, Create, Modify, Manage (start/stop/restart), Attach / Detach Block storage etc.

¨      Being a Senior IT Specialist with Cloud Engineering & Experience, I have played a key role in the following IaaS / PaaS / SaaS focused activities

o   Have been instrumental in setting up of IBM’s Cloud Software Stack (configuration / customization) by enabling data centers on a cloud based infrastructure

o   Have contributed to Server Consolidation activities by providing solutions to migrate the physical server environment on to cloud (P2V and V2V)

o   Have participated in speaker sessions at IBM’s Largest Technical Event (Technical Leadership Exchange – TLE) 2010, 2011 and 2012 under the Cloud Computing category and have adjudged the best presentation in the year 2010 on the topic “Our experience in Transforming a large traditionally managed IT infrastructure to a Cloud based one

¨      Have submitted several patents on Cloud technologies. Following is the history of report of disclosures.

o   ENABLING MULTI-TENANCY FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT SOFTWARE IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS (GRANTED - Issue #9092254)

o   ENABLING MULTI-TENANCY FOR A COMMERCE SERVER (GRANTED - Issue #8959482)

o   METHOD AND APPRATUS FOR ACCELERATED VIRTUAL IMAGE PROVISIONING IN DISTRIBUTED CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS (FILE - IN920120109US1)

o   PATTERN- BASED MIGRATION OF WORKLOADS (FILE - IN920150068US1)

o   TRANSFORMING A BASE MULTI-TENANT CLOUD TO A WHITE LABELED RESELLER CLOUD (FILE - IN920140109US1)

o   MANAGING E-MAIL MESSAGES BETWEEN RELATED ACCOUNTS (FILE - END920120229CN1)

o   SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NOTIFYING MEETING HOST WITH ATTENDEES POSSIBLE STATUS (PUBLISH - END820110311)

o   SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NOTIFYING MODERATOR WITH STATUS OF FILE ON ATTENDEE'S COMPUTER (PUBLISH - END820110328)

o   METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING AND PASSING LOGIN CREDENTIALS ACROSS MULTIPLE TABS AFTER A CRASH (PUBLISH - AUS820120730)

o   SYSTEM AND METHOD TO UPDATE AND MANAGE CALENDARS WITH OUT-OF-OFFICE CAPABILITY (PUBLISH - IN820120558)

¨      AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Key Skills

Hardware                   :System x, System p

Operating Systems    :AIX 6.1 (Ksh), Linux (RHEL 5.2, SLES 10.2), Windows NT/2000

Hypervisors                :PowerVM on AIX 7.1/6.1/5.3, Xen on RHEL 5.4,

                    VMWare ESXi3.5 U4, KVM on RHEL 5.4, Citrix Xen v5.6

Languages                 :C, C++

Development Tools    :RSA 7.0, WID6.2, Rational / Web Sphere / Tivoli Suite of products

Database                    :DB2 UDB 9.1

Enterprise Technologies:WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.1,WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS)

 

Assignment History

#1 - Project Name                             : Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE)

Location                                             : IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                             : 08/2012 – Till date

Role                                                    :Cloud Solution Architect

Environment                       :Cloud Managed Services (CMS), CMS4SAP, CMS4ORACLE and SoftLayer

Responsibilities:

I have been working as Cloud Solution Architect in GTS Global Cloud CoE organization since Aug 2012. I am driving reusable architectures in to standard solutioning and for resolving client issues. In the capacity of my role as a cloud solution architect, I work with client/deal teams and provide my expertise with respect to the following -

  • Join in understanding, developing, and driving a win strategy for the deal.
  • Systematically understand, develop, and document cloud technical requirements and analyze gaps.
  • Identify workloads to move to the Cloud and design a Cloud architecture based on standard offerings and assets.
  • Bring the best practices and assets of the whole SSA which has designed Cloud solutions across several hundreds of deals, and has been at the heart of developing Cloud offerings.
  • Identify integration points, challenges, issues, workarounds, and dependencies.
  • Leverage expertise from other Specialty Services Areas such as security, integrated service management, networking etc. as needed.
  • Help take the solution through governance reviews to ensure the integrity of the overall solution provided.
  • Join client meetings as Cloud technical experts, when appropriate
  • Partner with to produce key deliverables on the Cloud solution such as functional & non-functional requirements, architecture overview diagram, architectural decisions, and viability assessment.

My key skills and solutioning focus areas include -

  • IBM Enterprise Cloud Offerings (Cloud Managed Services (CMS), CMS4SAP, CMS4ORACLE and SoftLayer)
  • IBM Private Cloud Offerings (IBM Cloud Orchestrator)
  • Hybrid Cloud Systems Solution / Design
  • Competitors Public Cloud Offerings - AWS / Azure / Google / RackSpace / VMWare / Citrix
  • IBM Cloud Brokerage Systems (Gravitant)
  • Competitors Cloud Brokerage Systems – RightScale
  • Cloud Migration Strategy & Solution Design (P2V / V2V)
  • Pricing / Costing of various cloud solution components

 

#2 - Project Name                             : Samsung SDS Cloud Project (CCMS – Common Cloud Management System)

Location                                             : IBM South Korea, Seoul

Duration                                             : 02/2012 – 06/2012

Role                                                    :Cloud Solution Architect / TPM Workflow Developer

Environment                       :PowerVM, Citrix Xen and VMWare hypervisors

Responsibilities:

  • As a Provisioning Team Leader, communicate with customer, finalize the requirements, specify the design, implement the infrastructure, and lead 8 people (includes three global member) for TPM implementation. Also act as a solution designer for provisioning where created specification of messages and interface between OSS and TPM.
  • Work directly with a chief architect to provide the best possible solution for customer in view of cost and time. Also work directly with customer team to help them understand the technology we use and to provide recommendation to their current and new system.
  • During the design stage, assisted the business and technical leaders directly by providing technical details on Tivoli products; which then recognized the contribution of deal success by receiving SEA award.
  • CCMS project is the core reason of deal’s success, is the biggest cloud contract with #1 conglomerate in Korea

 

#3 - Project Name                             : Smarter Planet Activities – Cloud Computing / Green Data Center

Location                                             : IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                             : 08/2008 – 01/2012

Role                                                    : Infrastructure / Systems Architect and Senior IT Specialist

Dynamic Infrastructure: Setting up of Vega/RC2/TSAM7.2.0.1 in cloud infrastructure to host asset development activities.

Green and Beyond: Energy Management Study and Recommendations for GBSC Data Centers

Objectives: Analyze Energy, Power and Thermal parameters of server IT equipment and provide the recommendations to optimize so as to yield savings

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed Energy, Power and Thermal parameters of server IT equipment in Data centers having about 500+ servers
  • Deduced savings of 40% in total for the above two data centers by applying power savings mode and setting appropriate power capping
  • Formed and led a workgroup on Energy Management study and collectively worked towards attaining the objectives defined

#4 - Project Name                             : GBSC Cross Sector Asset Development Initiatives

Client                                                  : GBSC, IBM India

Location                                             : IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                             : 08/2007 – Till date

Role                                                    :Application Integration and Middleware Solutions Specialist

Environment                       : Rational and WebSphere Suite of Products, AIX/Linux/Windows

#5 - Project Name                             : CDR (Call Detail Record) Archive – Sprint Nextel

Client                                                  : Sprint Nextel

Location                                             : World Head Quarters, Kansas USA / IBM India, Bangalore

Duration                                             : 12/2004 – 07/2007

Role                                                    : Technical Team Leader

Environment                       : AIX 5.3, C/C++, SQL, MQ, SQL/DB2 8.2.4

Significant achievements:

  • Received the Bravo award in recognition to my contribution to CSS application.
  • Received Muffin award towards the leading of D4665 major project from offshore.

 

#6 - Project Name              : IBM.COM Solutions

Client                                   : IBM Global Services US

Location                              : RTP, NC/USA

Duration                              : 07/2003 - 11/2004

Role                                     : Team Lead, CCE

Environment                       : RS 6000 AIX 4.1, WAS 4.0, WCS 5.1, DB2 7.1

 

#7 - Project Name              : IBM.COM Solutions

Client                                   : IBM Global Services US

Location                              : Bangalore/India

Duration                              : 08/2001 - 07/2003

Role                                     : Defect Analyst SlingShot

Environnent                        : RS 6000 AIX 4.1, C++, Net. Commerce 3.2, DB2 6.1

 

Project Name                      : Interview Scheduler

Client                                   : IBM GSI

Duration                              : 12/2000 - 08/2001

Role                                     : Application Developer

Environment        : Windows NT 4.0, JAVA1.2, Servlets, JSP, and DB2

Significant achievements:

Received the Bravo award in recognition to my contribution to the project.

 

Contact Information:

K. V. Raghava Reddy

Flat No. D-206, Ittina Abby Apartments

7 Th Cross, LB Sastry Nagar

Bangalore 560017

Phone: +91-9845825314