Profileimage by Aby Thomas Over 10 years of managing Unix-Linux-Windows Systems; WebSphere-IHS-Apache-IIS Servers and IBM MQ  from DesPlainesIllinoisUSA

Aby Thomas


Last update: 27.04.2016

Over 10 years of managing Unix-Linux-Windows Systems; WebSphere-IHS-Apache-IIS Servers and IBM MQ

Graduation: Bachelor of Accounting
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Depends on the project and expertise required
Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)




Cloud Solutions. Fully managed Amazon/AWS services including EC2, VPC, Route 53, S3, etc with RedHat, CentOS, cPanel, WebSphere, etc.
WebSphere Application Server. Extensive knowledge and experience with IBM WebSphere Application Server v6, v7 and 8.5.5 and some WebSphere Commerce  architecture and implementation of highly available and load balanced solutions. Knowledge of dynamic cluster configuration.
WebSphere Scripting. Developed various day-to-day monitoring, administration, configuration and automation scripts using Jython and JACL.
WebSphere MQ 7.5 Implementation. Developed the architecture and build out of the WebSphere MQ 8 and 7.5 infrastructure from the ground up with load balancing and fail over clustering. Migrated various server based and Java GUI clients from WebSphere Service Integration Bus (SIB) to WebSphere MQ.
Unix/Linux. Installed, configured and tuned AIX 7.1, SuSE Linux Enterprise, Redhat Enterprise Linux, CentOS. Installed and managed Unix/Linux applications including WebSphere, IBM MQ, Tomcat, Apache, MySQL, DB2, etc.
Unix/Linux Scripting. Developed various day-to-day monitoring, administration and automation shell scripts using Bash, Korn Python and PHP.
Virtualization on zVM. Implemented zVM virtualization technology which allows Lawson to run around 50 virtual Linux machines running WebSphere, Commerce, Apache, DB2, etc allowing Lawson to reduce total cost of ownership. Installed and configured zVM 4x & 5x.
Virtualization on Intel. Implemented VMWare and Xen technologies to consolidate various Windows and Linux hardware servers. Consolidated various Linux systems to Xen and saved hardware and support cost.
TCP/IP. Designed and implemented every aspect of the enterprise wide routed IP network and services including DNS, DHCP, Firewall, Proxy, SMTP, IDP, Spam Filter, SSL VPN, FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.
Microsoft Active Directory and Novell eDirectory. Implemented enterprise wide eDirectory and synchronized with Active Directory to provided centralized user directory.
Application Development. Developed web based, graphical and mobile applications. Designed and developed several e-commerce websites including integration with PayPal, Credit Card gateways, internal systems.

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Time and spatial flexibility

Onsite possible in Chicago or Miami area.  Available for remote work for other locations.

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