Brian Murphy
Senior Information Technology Consultant
  • Dallas,
  • Texas,
  • United States
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Holistic enterprise infrastructure assessment, design, implementation, repair, transformation and last resort escalation

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Professional Background
Senior Information Technology Consultant
Vision Concepts Infrastructure Services Solution
April 2012 – Present
Dallas, TX
Holistic enterprise infrastructure assessment, design, implementation, repair, transformation and last resort escalation.

Projects Summary: http://bit.ly/2F51gOA
Design, plan, and implement strategies to consolidate, standardize, decommission, automate and transform. Gap analysis, impact assessment.  Research new technology, vendors, vendor competition, negotiate costs, demo’s, to final recommendation. Analyze and raise awareness for security vulnerabilities, data loss, HA, and disaster recovery.  Design, plan, migrate Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, Exchange Online, Azure Premium, Skype for Business, and Intune. Design, plan, migrate Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, and Citrix Netscaler Solutions, VMWare ESX. Design, plan, migrate to solutions that increase technology corporate IT security posture (holistic). Design, plan, migrate server infrastructure to virtual and virtualization sprawl to shared service model. Skilled in vendor assessment, comparison, and contract negotiation, management, and maximizing value-add. Skilled in vendor assessment, comparison, and contract negotiation, management, and maximizing value-add, proposals and presentations to C-level executives, staff and end-user training. Seasoned with Data Center migration, large enterprise migrations, consolidation, working with large project teams.

Security minded, extensive collaboration with IT Security, former HIPAA Officer, SOX Compliance Officer. ITIL Certified, Top Secret DoD Security Clearance.

Last resort escalation regardless of internal or third-party vendor – follow the packet problem resolution/remediation.

Publications: http://bit.ly/2CMwvMQ
Written Recommendations: http://bit.ly/2RekWqJ
Projects Summary: http://bit.ly/2VorelU
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/vcissgroup
Senior Enterprise Architect
Dell
December 2010 – April 2012
Plano, TX
Summary: 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.

Provided proof of concepts utilizing XenServer, Hyper-V and VMWare. Final solution implemented on VMWare ESX
Responsible for VDI architecture design about virtualized desktop solution that provides streamlined and secure access to the multi-tenant customer’s line of business applications
Designed for the multi-tenant solution, initial customer 50,000 seats. Solutions consisted of Dell Blades, Juniper Switches, Dell EqualLogic iSCSI Storage, Netscaler, F5
Designed 800 users "PODS" that allowed for mix of persistent and shared desktop and high flexibility
Designed a solution for agility, PODS pre-built and added as needed with N+1 design
Documented and implemented Application Lifecycle Management Framework to enforce standards
Proved where XenApp Hosting had the highest yield and lowest cost when combined with XenDesktop
Designed a Central Delivery Zone with Advanced AD design allowing 1-way customer initiated trusts to access resources
Complex and secure MPLS Design combined with Delivery Zone and Storage Matrix and Netscaler SDX for dedicated customer traffic
Advanced Wireshark troubleshooting
Senior Enterprise Architect
GMAC/Ally Financial
February 2003 – December 2010
Flower Mound, Texas
Role 1: Senior Enterprise Architect
Role 2: Manager of SQL Application Support Team
Role 3: Manager of Citrix Enterprise Service Offering
Role 4: Manager of Enterprise Monitoring and Alerting

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.

Key contributor to new data center construction in Lewisville, TX and three subsequent data center migrations:
-Horsham, PA to Flower Mound, TX.
-Cosa Mesa, CA to Flower Mound, TX.
-Waterloo, IA to Flower Mound, TX.

A key player in consolidation and integration efforts provide architectural insight for business and infrastructure initiatives. Key contributor in numerous Active Directory, Server OS, and Exchange Migration projects during tenor.

-Member of “Windows Architecture Review Committee”.
-Member of “Enterprise Backup and Disaster Recovery Committee”.
-The primary contributor to “Windows Engineering Playbook”.
-Recipient of multiple IT Superstar Awards and Customer Service awards.

Written References: http://bit.ly/2RekWqJ
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.

-Designed and implemented cost effective enterprise security solution.
-Designed and implemented cost effective Citrix and thin client solution for remote branch offices.
-Planned and coordinated data center consolidation from Dallas, TX to Bedford, TX.
-Designed and implemented Windows NT 4 with Exchange 5.5 infrastructure and migrated from Novell.
-Established policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and security of IT infrastructure.
-Played a pivotal role in developing, implementing and maintaining organizational information systems to ensure adherence to -HIPAA network security and information privacy rules.
-Implemented and enforced change management processes for all production systems.
-Managed vendor relations for all vendors providing service or support to data center production systems, negotiated key contracts and reduced cost.

Additional Accomplishments of Note:
-Data Center migration, Citrix solution with thin client at all remote sites (Wyse 1200LE, 500kb OpenBSD kernel that boot up was 3 seconds with centralized INI file on FTP server)
-NT 4 to AD, Mail to Exchange. New Policies.
-Replaced MS Proxy server with Cisco PIX Firewall, implemented Sophos for mail and desktops
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Education
Southern Methodist University
Information Technology
Specific to Networking Technology and Security
1990 – 1995
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Full Biography

21 years IT. Director of IT.  1 of 2 HIPAA Officers.  SOX Compliance.  Lead Architect, GMAC.  15 years enterprise experience at EDS, GMAC, Perot Systems then Dell.  Founded VCISSGROUP April 2012 to present.  Committee approved publications, unlike LinkedIn, https://rdsrc.us/MJP44s.

19 publications, approved by a committee.  The rest declined.  Each publication, vetted for plagiarism, relevance, accuracy, by a committee of peers.  Expert ranking in several technologies - by volunteer.

Learning, teaching, giving back.  10 years learning to be the best, now 11 years proving it.  By volunteer, or by challenge.  The next challenge, greater than the last.  

Active – Department of Defense, Top Secret Clearance

Walked in to the most competitive, unpredictable, challenging, and largest environments in the world and walked out accomplished.  Honor, integrity, honesty - intact.  Perception of IT, changed forever to the positive.  

The definition of technology. Bar raised.  Perception changed.  First impression, ingrained.  

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