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Eric Martin

Red Hat Certified Architect in Infrastructure

Eric Martin
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
Red Hat Certified Architect and AWS/GCP trained

Infrastructure Architect at Liberty Global

Owner of iTMartin since January 2012

Highly Skilled IT Professional & Open Source Enthusiast

Worked for large accounts with complex infrastructures (Liberty Global, ABN-AMRO, RBS, Ahold)

Currently employed but open to freelance flexible missions.
  • 2021: Building the CyberArk Training Environment for ITGilde teams members. Based on Proxmox/ZFS with Unifi Hardware
  • 2022 Trainings:
    • Terraform
    • Google Cloud (GCP)
  • 2021 Trainings
    • CyberArk PAM Training
    • AWS Training
  • 2020: Red Hat Certified Architect.
    5 Red Hat Certified Specialist Exams:
    • Ansible Automation (Ansible 2.7)
    • Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (ansible 2.8 & Ansible Tower 3.5)
    • OpenShift Administration (OpenShift Container Platform 4.2)
    • Deployment and Systems Management (Red Hat Satellite 6.6)
    • Identity Management (Red Hat Identity Management 4.5)
  • Hybrid Cloud Architecture and Design with Focus on Automation (Ansible) and Linux Authentication Authorization for Public Cloud (AWS, Azure) and On- Premise using AD as central identity store.
    POC, Documentation, hand over to Operations.
  • Multi Datacentre Satellite 6 Design and Implementation + handover to Operations
  • Various Infrastructure Designs for different internal projects
  • OpenShift 3 Architecture Design
  • OpenSCAP security hardening using Center for Internet Security (CIS) Baseline
  • RHEL7 Technical Designs for the new LGI Private Cloud infrastructure in EdgeConneX Data Center
  • Design of various Infrastructure Services (squid proxy, DNS, NTP, ssh jump server) for a Multi-tenant Cloud Environment with Cisco ACI
  • 2016: Technical Solution Architect
    • RHEL7/Docker introduction, Cloud OS Provisioning Automation, Testing, Documentation, Handover to Capabilities in India/Bulgaria
    • Migration from Tivoli TSM to VEEAM
    • Project: Consolidation of over 200 MS-SQL Databases from MS Clusters to VMware
  • 2015: Infrastructure lead Architect
    Project Global Private Cloud:
    Automation of RHEL (Linux) and Windows 2008R2/2012R2 Standard Virtual Services via HP-SA, HP-OO on VMware ESX 5.1 and leveraged Infrastructure for EU and US regions.
    Deliverables: Requirements, Architecture Specification, Service Technical Design, Virtualization Platform Architecture Design
  • 2014: Infrastructure lead Architect
    Project Fast Provisioning:
    Providing the Customer with 5 predefined stacks that can be delivered 4 times faster than standard delivery and in a predictable way.
    End to end responsible for the 2 RHEL stacks, RedHat Linux 5.9, on Virtual Machine, ESX5.1, and on HP Blades.
    OS provisioning implemented using HP-SA, 3PAR storage, 10GB network.
    Successful project leading to time/costs savings and customer satisfaction.
  • 2014: Architect
    Project: Hosting of Financial Application
    Create Design for a new Financial Application running on Windows 2008 R2 with MSSQL as RDBMS. Gathered Vendor requirements, and worked with SMEs to create a Design and Documentation leading to successful implementation.
  • 2012/2013: Architect.
    Various projects:
    • Oracle EBS Migration from Solaris to Linux + Upgrade Infra to provide scalability. Worked as lead architect with Oracle, customer and HP internal teams to reach a go live in time.
    • RedHat Cluster for Fusion Middleware. Disaster Recovery tests
    • Windows Antivirus Server migration
    • Application migration (Windows/MSSQL based)
  • Responsible for detailed designs of Web applications Infrastructure.
    Worked on various projects:
    • Engineering of WebSphere Application Server: proof of Concept, Infrastructure design, scripting (jacl/jython), packaging software into rpm (RHEL 4) and training Operation team.
    • RSA Securid upgrade. Evaluation of RSA Authentication Manager 7.0, development of migration scripts (tcl), writing of installation manuals, migration of RSA clients
    • Applications migration from HP-UX and Solaris to Linux (including design of new infrastructure in Linux RHEL cluster environment)
    • WebSphere Application Servers consolidation
  • 2012: Datacenter migration project (ADCE): Responsible for migration of WebSphere environment, LDAP, RSA, JBoss from Datacenter in NL to Datacenter in UK (New IPs, hostnames)
  • Responsible for the implementation of the infrastructure of in cooperation with HP: Implemented Service Guard clusters under HP-UX in a SAN environment with EMC Storage XP256, middleware’s, especially WebSphere application servers, Oracle Databases, Java applications.
    • Installation, test, documentation and administration of Service Guard cluster and Integration of middleware, Databases, Java applications in cluster environment
    • SAN and storage administration with XP256 and EMC DMX storage arrays
    • Installation, Administration tuning of WebSphere Application servers as well as apache and iplanet web servers
    • Installation, Administration of Iplanet directory server (ldap) and MQSeries
  • Responsible for UNIX administration and ETX administration, including reorganising scheduling and implementing a new backup system:
    • Unix administration of 30 HP9000 systems with EMC disk arrays
    • Solaris administration
    • ETX middleware administration (TIBCO)
    • Complete reorganisation of scheduling under Maestro (Tivoli)
    • Implementation of backup system using EDM (EMC)
  • Responsible for management of over 100 HP-UX systems, ITO Openview management, the Oracle and Ingres databases, Tuxedo middleware and applications in an English-spoken world wide data centre.
    • HP-UX, Oracle, Ingres administration: 25 HP9000 on local site + 3 EMC cabinets
    • Computers control implementation with HP Openview IT/Operations
    • Installation, configuration, administration and tuning of TUXEDO (80 domains on 80 UNIX systems)
    • Maintenance of a ServiceGuard cluster in an High Available environment
    • Applications Start-up (intermediate of development teams in India and of the support application teams in France) following the company standards - Trips to India
    • Asia/Pac region Support for 1 year, then US support.
    • cgi scripts for the Intranet