Infrastructure Architect

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  • Contract 120 days
  • £650 - £750 (GBP) / day
  • Remote Only
  • ASAP

Our client is looking for an experienced Infrastructure Architect with broad IT Infrastructure exposure across Applications, Storage, Database, Networks and Virtualisation to help reduce Data Centre footprint and close one of their existing Data Centres.

Description

Our client is looking for an experienced Infrastructure Architect with broad IT Infrastructure exposure across Applications, Storage, Database, Networks and Virtualisation to help reduce Data Centre footprint and close one of their existing Data Centres.

You will need to be commercially aware as the client is looking for cost optimisation across their existing Data Centre estate which is vastly over provisioned and sized.  

Key deliverables;

  • Complete analysis of exisitng data centre identifying applications, hardware and VM's
  • Provide a plan to consolidate / decommission redundant hardware and unused VM's
  • Complete analysis of existing storage infrastructure - look for over provisioning and over specified deployments.
  • Provide a plan to correctly size and specify storage infrastructrue and reduce overall cost
  • Complete analysis and detail availability configurations
  • Provide a plan to optimise availability configurations to meet business requirements
  • Complete analysis of non-functional services (DR, backup, data retention, etc) that are contributing to the cost base
  • Provide a plan for non-functional services reduction, which will reduce data centre footprint and provide further cost reductions

 

Key skills and experience;

  • Application build, deployment, monitoring and architecture
  • Experience of migrating from on-premise to cloud (AWS)
  • Solid understanding and experience of designing, building, monitoring and architecting highly available and resilient architectures
  • Experience of Storage and Database optimisation
  • Understanding of networking infrastructure

 

 

Skills

DevOps Technical Skills
Backup / Storage
Environments
Cloud Services
Data Centre
Data Networks
Data Storage / SAN
IT Infrastructure Expertise
Data Retention
Disaster Recovery
Infrastructure Auditing
Infrastructure Design
Network Connectivity
Virtualisation
IT Infrastructure Products
Amazon AWS
EMC VMAX

Industry Experience

Consultancy & Professional Services company