Brian Matthias

Storage Administrator


Senior position as a data storage administrator / architect.

Professional Experiences

Storage Engineer

Datalink, Inc

From March 2001 Till December 2009
Downers Grove, IL - United States

Storage Engineer for Datalink, a value added reseller and provider of data storage integration services.

Responsibilities included: pre-sales storage architect, post-sales storage engineer, lab manager for the local customer demonstration lab.

I was one of 8 pre-sales architects in an office of 6 Account Executives. I created technical presentations for the multiple storage products we sold. Additionally, I designed storage solutions for current and prospective customers.

I was one of 8 post-sales engineers in an office of 6 Account Executives. I specialized in the implementation of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions. I also specialized in the implementation of storage platforms for data protection and archiving solutions, including Virtual Tape Libraries and data de-duplication storage products.

I was one of two local lab administrators for the Datalink corporate customer demonstration lab. I managed the resources for the local Chicago lab. I built and frequently participated in the demonstrations of hardware and software solutions.

Field Engineer


From February 1998 Till March 2001
West Des Moines, IA - United States

Field Service Engineer for Cemax-Icon, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Co..

Cemax-Icon provided digital radiology viewing and storage solutions to hospitals and radiologist.

I was located in Des Moines, IA and responsible for the repair and installation of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) and Teleradiology Systems in the midwest region.

Field Engineer

Cassling Diagnostic Imaging

From August 1991 Till February 1998
Des Moines, IA - United States

Field Service Engineer for Cassling Diagnostic Imaging.

CDI was a reseller and 3rd party service provider for X-Ray equipment.

I was one of 6 service engineers in the Des Moines office. I was responsible for installing, preventive maintenance and repair of X-Ray machines and related equipment.

Test Technician


From June 1987 Till June 1991
Clear Lake, IA - United States

Test Technician for Unisys Corporation.

I was one of 100+ test technicians working in the Clear Lake production facility. I was responsible for testing the UNIVAC 1100/2200 mainframe systems after completing the production line.

Educational Background

Associate Degree in Electronics Technology

Hawkeye Institute of Technology

June 1987
Waterloo, IA - United States

Graduated from the accelerated program in Electronics Technology.


Sun Solaris 10

Certified System Administrator, Certified Network Administrator, Certified Systems Engineer

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

IBM Certified Specialist Tivoli Storage Manager v5.4

Veritas NetBackup

Symantec Certified Technical Specialist


NetApp Certified Solution Architect - SAN

Unix Operating Systems

14 years experience including Slackware Linux, RedHat Linux, SuSe Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SunOS, Solaris, AIX.

Microsoft Operating Systems

16 years experience including DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Sever 32 and 64 bit.

Automated Tape Storage

10 years experience including STK, Spectra Logic, Quantum

Virtual Tape Libraries

5 years experience including FalconStor, EMC CDL, Data Domain, Quantum, Spectra Logic, Diligent

Fibre Channel SAN

11 years experience including Brocade, McData, Cisco, QLogic, Emulex.


2 years experience with VMware including Server 2.0, ESX 3, ESX 3.5, ESX 4, VirtualCenter 2.5, vCenter 4.0, and Site Recovery Manager.

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