I have been a Systems Administrator in professional IT environments for the past 8 years supporting a variety of configurations. I have focused mainly on Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), but I have experience with Windows Server 2003 and 2008, as well as VMWare ESX and Hyper-V. I have extensive experience setting up networks and servers to support
I have been a Systems Administrator in professional IT environments for the past 8 years supporting a variety of configurations. I have focused mainly on Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), but I have experience with Windows Server 2003 and 2008, as well as VMWare ESX and Hyper-V. I have extensive experience setting up networks and servers to support applications in highly available configurations.
Specialties: Macintosh, Linux, Sonicwall, MySQL, Apache, Nginx, bash scripting, ESXi, WAN & LAN architechture
DevOPs Engineer @ I work closely with Engineering and QA to ensure all our servers and networking equipment deliver services as needed to our clients. I help specify, choose, and implement the best solutions for a variety of challenges involving software, networking, and hardware. I manage routers, switches, and firewalls, using best practices and configuration management methodologies. I also help in provisioning new environments from scratch, and i'm involved in all layers of the software stack, including database, caching, load balancing, and security. From May 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) System Administrator @ I was an executive level technical consultant. I worked with all areas of technology, from VOIP/SIP phone systems to hypervisors like ESX and Hyper-V. I provided businesses with the expertise they needed to make technology decisions and succeed. From January 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 5 months) Director of IT @ I managed and maintain all aspects of the company IT infrastructure. This includes the setup, maintenance, securing, and backups of all servers, databases and appliances. I was responsible for all internal IT support including help desk functions, phones, desktops, and printers. I also managed all technology vendor relationships. I implemented "best practice" security measures in all aspects of website hosting and workstation management. I assisted all departments in any and all technology needs they may have. From December 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 2 months) CTO @ I worked to maintain and update servers and network equipment in multiple co-location facilities and countries. These servers ran load-balanced websites for multiple products. I also headed up the IT Team, and managed 3 other employees to help them do their best at our company. From October 2008 to August 2010 (1 year 11 months) Network Engineer @ Escalation point for all network problems for ~4000 users. Design and configure new networks for new customers. Document networks. Work with SysAdmins to verify all server connection requirements are met. From April 2008 to October 2008 (7 months) NOC Technician - Escalation Team @ In charge of supporting many different network configurations. Worked with Server 2003, Active Directory, Backup Exec, and specialized in Linux network administration and Linux servers. From October 2007 to April 2008 (7 months)
Mike Pfaffroth is skilled in: Linux, VMware ESX, Apache, Networking, Ubuntu, MySQL, Linux Server, Bash, Security, DNS, VMware, Firewalls, Operating Systems, Data Center, Troubleshooting
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