Brian Murphy
Senior Information Technology Consultant
  • Dallas,
  • Texas,
  • United States
Member Since: 2015/04/19
Industry: Consulting
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Holistic technology infrastructure strategy, design, engineering and implementation that is highly scalable, secure, optimized, automated

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Professional Background
Senior Information Technology Consultant
VCISSGROUP
April 2012 – Present
Dallas, TX
Emphasis on holistic infrastructure assessment and holistic design methodology which requires subject matter expertise in hypervisors, server operating system, scripting, switching, routing, load balancing, DNS, firewalls, Active Directory, Group Policy, SQL Server, storage, client operating systems, security posture, line of business applications, and any number of other technologies where Citrix is dependent on the underlying infrastructure.  

Crossing the finish line to deployment and end-user acceptance is equally dependent on certain “soft skills” such as effective communication (to any audience), presentations, teamwork/rapport, conflict resolution/negotiation, taking ownership, presence of mind/critical thinking, and problem solving - to name a few.  The result, for me, has been a recipe of success.  

•      Infrastructure assessment, vendor assessment, holistic infrastructure design, disaster recovery
•      Last resort for escalation and remediation of complex technology issues
•      Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, AppDNA, and Provisioning Services, MCS
•      VMWare ESXi, and Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer, Veeam
•      Citrix Netscaler, FIPS Netscaler, HDX Insight, Citrix Command Center/MAS
•      Active Directory NT 4 to 2000, 2003 to 2008, 2008R2, 2012 R2, 2016
•      Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, Online/365
•      Office 365; Azure Premium, MFA, ADFS, Skype for Business, Intune
•      Networking, documentation, advanced troubleshooting, specifications, emerging technologies
•      Performance Analysis, Test Plans, Reporting, Scripting, continuous process improvement
•      Proven problem solving skills, established track record, excellent communication
•      Security assessments, strategic security posture analysis and remediation
Senior Enterprise Architect
Dell Corporation
December 2010 – April 2012
Plano, TX
Leveraged a combination of complex technologies to design a complete end-to-end solution utilizing; XenApp for application delivery, XenDesktop for the virtual desktop, Provisioning Services for virtual desktop delivery, Citrix Edgesight for troubleshooting and trending analysis, leveraged monitoring for core infrastructure and reporting, XenDesktop Director for Help Desk (real time data for VDI and shadowing support), custom server hardware design utilizing custom Dell hardware, advanced storage solution specific to virtual desktop design, multiple hypervisor support (XenServer or VMWare or Hyper-V), Citrix Web Interface (access), Citrix Netscaler (Load balancer + Citrix Access Gateway), Citrix Branch Repeater (WAN acceleration for ICA), custom user profile strategy, custom user data strategy, and custom Group Policy strategy.
Senior Enterprise Architect
GMAC/Ally Financial
February 2003 – December 2010
Flower Mound, Texas
Built and managed geographically dispersed, cross-disciplined, and highly motivated and customer driven (end-user) team. Partnered with other critical teams to support an environment of 8,000+ servers and 20,000+ geographically dispersed customers, vendors, and consultants. Streamlined processes, created a top-notch “team brand” with precise vision and goals – helped drive down IT costs to the tune of 1 billion dollars. Built a geographically dispersed, cross-disciplined, and highly motivated and customer driven team Remained focused on servicing the customer, and our service levels have remained undiminished. Designed, built and managed Citrix, VMware, SQL, and Monitoring infrastructure and supporting team. Managed IT services for 12,000 Citrix users worldwide including India, Singapore, Jamaica, Philippines, Mexico, Canada, and multiple states within the US. Provide production support to all the critical SOX application databases running on Oracle & SQL.
Director of IT, HIPAA Officer
Carter Bloodcare
November 1998 – February 2003
Bedford, Texas
Member of HIPAA Steering Committee and Risk Analysis Team.
Member of CBC Focus Committee.
Elected to serve as “HIPAA Officer” – Information Security.
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Full Biography

Accomplished, endorsed, and published technology polymath with over twenty years of infrastructure technology digital transformation in large geographically dispersed organizations. Expertise in design and implementation of complex IT solutions

Established track record of delivering reputable and consistent delivery of challenging, digital transformation projects. Established track record of; design, implementation, integration, transformation, cost reduction, improved service availability, reduced scope creep, risk mitigation, increased productivity, and end-user satisfaction from Infrastructure to Cloud.

Former SOX Officer, HIPAA Officer, ITIL Certified, Top Secret DoD Security Clearance, Member - LinkedIn Most Recommended People - Gold.

Core Competencies:
•      Active Directory NT 4 to 2000, 2003 to 2008, 2008R2, 2012 R2, 2016
•      Microsoft Exchange on-prem, hybrid and to Exchange Online
•      Office 365; Azure Premium, MFA, ADFS, Skype for Business, Intune
•      Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, AppDNA, and Provisioning Services
•      VMWare ESXi, and Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer
•      Citrix Netscaler, FIPS Netscaler, HDX Insight, Citrix Command Center/MAS

Core Strengths:
•      Holistic technology infrastructure strategy, design, engineering and implementation that is highly scalable, secure, optimized, automated where possible, and easy to manage
•      Budgeting relative to capital expenditure and operational expenses, establishing a strategic project plan, resource requirements and then driving crucial business projects to completion within budget and deadline
•      Identifying project gaps, show stoppers that translate to time and cost saves

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Education
Southern Methodist University
Information Technology
Specific to Networking Technology and Security
1990 – 1995
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