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About Michael Ellowitz

  1. 1. Michael Ellowitz<br />IT Management<br />IT Infrastructure Architecture<br />You Didn’t Stumble on my Resume…<br /> Did You?<br />
  2. 2. Mike is an IT Guy who wears multiple hats<br />Who in the world is Michael Ellowitz?<br />Hat 1: Manager<br />Hat 2: Infrastructure Architect<br />Disclaimer: No – that’s not an actual picture of me<br />
  3. 3. So what’s Mike’s Objective Here?<br />After 20 years in the industry if my wife can tolerate my dedication I’m sure you will.<br />Plus she wants to ensure I have a place to continue to go to…outside of the house.<br />
  4. 4. In all seriousness..the raw objective…<br />Seeking an opportunity within an IT organization to provide leadership in infrastructure global vision architecture and to lead and manage engineering team(s) towards the realization of those objectives. <br />20 years experience in Management, Architecture, Engineering and Support in providing IT services in demanding and diverse business environments. <br />Vast experience in managing technical projects, people, standards and policies, new technologies and operational processes. <br />Technical expertise includes infrastructure planning, design and implementation, systems administration, technical documentation. <br />
  5. 5. So What does Mike do when he get’s there?<br />Coffee First<br />Complete the Caffeine Portability Platform Project Plan <br />
  6. 6. Mike’s Key Expertise and Technologies…while drinking lots of coffee<br />Management of Technical Teams, Technology Deployment, Processes, Projects, Budgets<br />Infrastructure Systems Architecture – TOGAF Framework<br />Active Directory Global Architecture, Design, Implementation, Integration and Support<br />High Availability, Business Continuity, DR, Capacity Planning, Performance Tuning<br />ESX / VMWare<br />Blade Technology<br />SAN/Fibre Technology<br />DC Consolidation / Server Consolidation<br />Application Infrastructure <br />Application Delivery - Citrix, Terminal Services / Presentation Server / Virtualization Technologies<br />Exchange Knowledge / Migrations<br />Microsoft Solutions Design and Implementation – including MOM, SCOM, SMS, SCCM, MOSS, PKI, Patch Management, <br />POC Design and Testing Environments<br />Active Directory Security<br />Windows 2008, 2003, 2000, NT 4.0, NT 3.51, Win7, Vista, XP, 95, 98<br />SQL Knowledge <br />MOF, ITIL, Microsoft Delivery Framework Knowledge, TOGAF 9<br />
  7. 7. IT is no different.<br />It takes a whole lot of good planning, design, architecture, engineering and support to achieve big things. <br />How has Mike faired in this realm?<br />…Life is not without challenges<br />
  8. 8. Key Achievements<br />Infrastructure Systems Architect providing expertise and guidance within the EA initiative and roadmap creation.<br />Cost Savings in lowering datacenter footprint, power consumption and consolidation in implementation of HP Blade Technology, HP EVA Fibre SAN, TSM Tape Backup. This included forecasting and sizing of HW/SF and Storage requirements in both a tactical and strategic approach.<br />Cost savings of Operating Expenses in Data Center centralization. Involved in cross group effort of Data Center moves towards realization of centralized and consolidated Enterprise Data Center. Team was involved in Systems move planning, re-engineering where required and spearheading test script creation and post move testing.<br />Successful continued DR maturity, development and testing. Successfully met the annual compliance requirement of DR testing by performing a full data center failover and failback.<br />Cost savings by implementing virtual server / VMWare Strategies for Development and Production environments. High Availability/ Clustered ESX implementation.<br />Successful Infrastructure architecture and engineering delivery for numerous Application projects. These included Financial, LOB and Productivity applications including Trading, Portfolio Management and Commercial Real Estate solutions.<br />Successful implementation, ROI and email retention compliance via the delivery of the E-Vault Email Archiving solution. Though the use of archiving on FATA disk and an easier mechanism for managing older email a successful cost savings was achieved in both support and storage requirements.<br />Successful Active Directory Architecture, Integration and Migration for 3 separate projects.<br />Brookfield Properties and Brookfield Asset Management<br />Trizec and Brookfield Properties<br />BF Redding and Brookfield Asset Management<br />
  9. 9. A few more..Key Achievements<br />Successful Architecture and Engineering of the Brookfield Properties Enterprise Citrix environment from PS 4.0 and Metaframe XPE to PS 4.5. Farm consisted of 3 Zones, 45 Severs across three locations.<br />Introduced and architected MSFT MOM to proactively monitor server health. Custom rules were created and monitoring and alerting were transitioned to Operations Group<br />Introduced and architected MSFT SMS. Immediate ROI and TCO were realized in automated software pushes, inventory reporting queries and desktop standardization. MSFT SCCM was also Architected and implemented into the BAM environment as part of the BAM to BPO integration project.<br />Worked closely with a partner in the BPO Notes to Exchange migration. This included involvement in architecture, design and planning decision and QA reviews. Key coordination involvement in mailbox migrations at the same time as Trizec’s user objects migrations as well as pilot and rollout.<br />Architected and implemented MOSS 2007 Infrastructure. This was the framework for Citrix Application delivery using WISP via the new Intranet Portal. This project also laid the foundation for the delivery of document management through SharePoint.<br />Successful delivery of Outlook 2007 and upgrade of Office 2007 delivered via Citrix and launched through the BPO Intranet Portal<br />Architecture and Engineering involvement in new remote access technologies via implementation of IAG gateway server and Netscaler load balancing.<br />New Technology R&D<br />Application Delivery – VDI and Application Streaming<br />Server Provisioning<br />MSFT System Center Solutions<br />Disaster Recovery<br />Security Initiatives<br />
  10. 10. Here are some places Mike has worked<br />Brookfield Properties / Brookfield Asset Management / Brookfield Technology Services - Manager Systems<br />Microsoft/MCS – Sr. Infrastructure Consultant<br />Fleet Securities/Quick & Reilly/US Clearing – Manager<br />NY Presbyterian Hospital – Manager<br />ABC / Disney – Team Lead<br />
  11. 11. “I hired Mike at Brookfield and would do it again in a heartbeat. He had a tremendous work ethic, working whenever he was needed or to help others on the team. His creativity and diligence were key in designing and implementing a ground-up technology architecture that transformed Brookfield's IT team and infrastructure from limited to world-class.” February 9, 2010<br />John McCormick, MBA, BSEE, VP of IT (CIO), Brookfield Asset Management / Global Real Estate<br />“Reported directly to me as the Manager of Systems at Brookfield Properties. Mike was instrumental in leading the Systems Team in migrating Brookfield Properties from a Domino/Lotus Notes infrastructure to a Microsoft Exchange /.NET platform. He was also responsible for the engineering and implementation of Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager/Operations Manager, Exchange and SharePoint 2007 for the entire enterprise. In summary, Mike is an amazing engineer and manager; he is resourceful, intelligent, excellent communicator, team player and truly loves the Information Technology field. Mike worked well with Senior Management, peers and direct reports. Mike is always willing to mentor other IT professional and provides leadership within the organization.” February 15, 2010<br />Dean Gomes, Vice President, Information Technology, Brookfield Properties<br />…and finally a few last wordsfrom others<br />
  12. 12. If you’d like to know a bit more about me please contact me for a full resume or a conversation at the information below:<br />mike.ellowitz@verizon.net<br />516-318-7414<br />How to reach Mike<br />