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Irfan Ahmed


Last update: 09.08.2019

Server Virtualization / Network / Security Specialist with 15 years of experience

Graduation: VMWARE VCP, Cisco CCNP, Juniper JNCIP, Microsoft MCSE , M.Sc Telecommunications
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Limited professional) | English (Full Professional)




Skills :
? Technical Trainer: I love to teach complex Data Center Technologies.
? Technical Architect: I work hard to design simple solutions
? Systems Integrator: Passionate about creating new recipes
Knowledge :
? VMware Vsphere 5.1 Storage/Network/compute/physical infrastructure designing  to deployment using Vmotion, FT, HA, DRS and vDS with disaster recovery.
? Juniper Open Contrail Network virtualization infrastructure designing to deployment using Ubuntu Server OS, OpenStack and Vsphere 5.1.  ? VMware NSX design to deployment.
? Server Consolidation in Data center including physical to virtual migrations.
? Juniper Enterprise Infrastructure Design to Deployment. Thoroughly familiar with all models, capabilities, and architectures of Juniper Networks with respect to Physical and Virtual requirements.
? Aruba Networks B.Y.O.D Design to Deployment using controllers, indoor /outdoor AP’s and Clearpass NAC appliance.  
? Extensive experience of Microsoft Windows Servers Technologies i.e. Windows server 2008R2/2012, Exchange 2007/2010/2013, ISA/TMG, Active Directory, Group policy etc
? Working experience with routing and switching technologies: TCP/IP, VXLAN, GRE BGP, OSPF, Multicast protocols (IGMP, PIM), Switching technologies (VLAN/Trucking).
? Clearly articulate network infrastructure capabilities and translate business requirements into technical requirements.  
? Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills. Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member. Ability to interface with all levels of management

Project history

Manager Systems and Networks  
March 2014 - Present
Institute of Space Technology( ) | Islamabad ,Pakistan
Job Description:
Responsible for Assessing IT environments and requirements, Designing virtualization solutions, Management and Operations, Network and Service Level Management.
Project Summary:
1. Designing and deployment of NFV Test bed.
2. Designing and deployment of IPv6 rollout.
3. Designing and implementation NAC solution using Aruba Networks Clearpass appliance. 

Local Availability

Only available for the countries Pakistan
Interested in off - site / remote projects


Workshop/ Seminar/ Trainings Delivered
? Virtual Data Center Design workshop (3-5 Dec 2015),IST
? Intro to Software Defined Networking Seminar during ICASE 2015
? Multiple one day/ half day customized training sessions for private companies in Islamabad 
? Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) march 2015
? Aruba Certified Clearpass professional(ACCP)Sep 2014
? VMware VCP – Data Center Virtualization May 2013 
? Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional(Sec) Aug 2012
? Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist(Sec) Aug 2009
? Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Switching (May 2001)  
? Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing (April 2001)  
? Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) (March 2000 – January 2001)   
Professional Courses
HP :
IPv6 Foundations , Deploying Campus flex Networks  
OpenStack :
Open Stack Workshop
Aruba Networks:
Clearpass Essentials,
Mobility controller Bootcamp,
Advanced wireless Troubleshooting ,
Airwave Installation and configuration.
Fast Track 5.1, ICM 5.0.
Juniper Networks :
Microsoft :
Configuring and troubleshooting Windows 2008 Network infrastructure,
Active Directory and Exchange 2007. 
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