I'm Jason Livingston, Director of IT at Iron Solutions, Inc.
For over 14 years I have been involved with Information Technology in several industries. My focus is on virtualization and storage with an emphasis on saving money while utilizing our hardware to the fullest extent possible. Specialties: VMware ESX 4.x, ESXi 5.x, and Windows systems engineering and administration
Jason Livingston's Background
Jason Livingston's Experience
Systems Administrator II at Healthspring
February 2010 - June 2013
VMware engineer responsible for 60+ ESX hosts and 700+ VMs. I manage patching of hosts, manage storage for hosts and the VMs, and monitor the health of the systems. I also support 100+ Windows servers from a systems administration viewpoint-confirming patching, monitoring for issues, and support of the business applications.
IT Dept. Manager at Wipro Gallagher Solutions
August 2008 - February 2010
I am directly responsible for all server and networking operations in the Cool Springs, TN data center. We currently have 120+ servers, many of the virtual. We use VMware as our virtualization platform.
We just finished a move from Brentwood to Cool Springs, TN. We moved our entire data center in one weekend. When our users came in on Monday they had functional systems, including phone and network services. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our entire team. We all worked very long hours and got the job done.
Within the next 6 months we will be completing a major consolidation project to reduce our server count to 90. This will be done utilizing a SAN for vm storage and 6 ESX hosts.
I work directly with a team comprised of 4 professionals. I really enjoy having a team working along with me so that we can share our knowledge and skillsets to get the job done right the first time.
Systems Engineer at Safer Sleep LLC
March 2008 - August 2008
SaferSleep LLC ceased their US operations in 2008.
Responsible for maintenance, upgrades, etc. at the data centers located in Nashville, TN and Auckland, NZ.
Owner at Technology Services of Nashville LLC
August 2007 - March 2008
Consultant, integrator, support specialist for small businesses
Technology Services Manager at Turner Universal
April 2001 - August 2007
Sr. Systems Engineer responsible for multiple locations and employees. I handle everything related to technology with primary focus on server and desktop systems.
Systems Engineer at Troika Technologies
2001 - 2002
Systems Engineer at Dialogic Communications Corporation
2000 - 2001
Network Administrator at Voyager Expanded Learning
1999 - 2000
I was responsible for administration of MS Exchange 5.5, IIS, file/print servers, and the networking equipment in both the main office as well as the warehouse/shipping location.
Junior Network Administrator at Computer Learning Center
1998 - 1998
Updated computer images used in classrooms, assisted in daily Network Administration tasks.
Director of IT at Iron Solutions, Inc.
June 2013 - Present | Franklin, TN
I manage the entire IT infrastructure including VMware, Dell Equallogic storage, Juniper network gear, and HP switches. I have stabilized the VMware environment and improved our DR process by implementing SRM. Current projects include working with the DBA team to finish our DR plan as it relates to the SQL servers as well as global traffic management and load balancing to augment our DR plan.
Jason Livingston's Interests & Activities
I am a DIY enthusiast. I love to fix things, repurpose old gadgets or tech tools, and I also love fishing, hiking, camping, anything outdoors.