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Resume of Dana French

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Mr French's primary focus is business continuity, disaster recovery, high availability (HACMP), virtualization (VIO,APV,PowerVM), and data center automation (vLPAR) in large IBM AIX data center environments. He consults with many of the worlds largest organizations regarding data center automation, data center and server consolidation, business function consolidation and outsourcing, and a variety of other cost saving techniques.


Resume of Dana French: Summary

  • IT Industry Leader focused on Business Continuity and Data Center Automation.
  • Published dozens of articles on Business Continuity and related topics.
  • Recognized as an industry expert in several fields related to AIX Administration and Korn Shell Programming.
  • Seventeen (17) years of AIX administration experience for the worlds largest organizations in data centers all over the world.
  • Developer and instructor of six (6) different training courses on AIX administration and related topics.
  • Developer of the Business Continuity Methodology for AIX Administration and Data Center Automation.
  • Founder and Sponsor of the " AIX Administration Methodology: Global Consolidation Project".

  • Resume of Dana French: Certifications


      IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert
      IBM Certified Specialist - System Support
      IBM Certificate of Proficiency - Performance and System Tuning
      IBM Certificate of Proficiency - Installation, Backup and System Recovery
      IBM Certificate of Proficiency - Communications
      Emergency Management Institute - Professional Development Series
      Emergency Management Institute - Emergency Planning
      Emergency Management Institute - Leadership & Influence
      Emergency Management Institute - Decision Making & Problem Solving
      Emergency Management Institute - Effective Communication
      Emergency Management Institute - Developing & Managing Volunteers
      Emergency Management Institute - Exercise Design
      Emergency Management Institute - Principles of Emergency Management
      Emergency Management Institute - Disaster Basics
      Emergency Management Institute - Hazardous Materials Prevention
      Emergency Management Institute - Introduction to Mitigation
      Emergency Management Institute - National Incident Management System
      Brainbench - Linux Administration Certification
      Brainbench - MS Windows Server 2003 Administration Certification
      Brainbench - Network Security Certification
      Brainbench - HTML 3.2 Certification


    Resume of Dana French: Publications

    • IBM Developer Works


    • August 2010: AIX Documentation Wiki: Configuration and Implementation () - Methodology, configuration, instructions, and scripts for the implementation of an AIX documentation server using "MediaWiki" software. Included are scripts for the automated creation and upload of categories, pages, and redirects associated with the IBM AIX operating system and related software. This article also discusses a methodology for the design, maintenance, and support of the documentation server to insure business continuity is preserved.

      July 2009: Automated and Dynamic IP Address Allocation for Data Center Automation: System Deployment Tools for Business Continuity () - Discussion of the usage of a dynamic DNS for the storage, allocation, and management of IP addresses for system deployment operations in automated data center environments. A step-by-step procedure for the creation and configuration of the AIX dynamic DNS is provided to support automated IP address allocations across multiple subnets.

      April 2009: AIX Job Spooler: Process and Resource Control (url) - Job spooling or batch processing are mainframe concepts that are available in the IBM AIX environment, but are rarely implemented. This article describes the configuration, reasons, and purposes for implementing job spooling in AIX environments.

      January 2009: Enterprise Wide Unique Identifiers for Business Continuity (url) - A discussion of "Enterprise Wide Unique" (EWU) identifiers as they are needed in supporting a business continuity environment. These identifiers provide a mechanism of ensuring a single value for a parameter that must be unique across an entire enterprise. The purpose of this article is to show the value of generating or calculating these values on an as needed basis rather than recording and maintaning these values in spreadsheets and databases.

      November 2008: Naming Standards for Business Continuity (url) - In today's partitioned and virtualized computing environments, the requirement for naming standards is more apparent than ever before. Unfortunately there is a wide spread lack of understanding between the different categories of names used to identify managed systems, LPAR's, profiles, node names, host names, and aliases. This article defines naming categories and provide standards for creating enterprise wide unique names associated with each category. This article also explains why it is important to distinguish between the different naming categories and how they are an integral part of data center automation projects and an overall business continuity plan.

      September 2008: KornShell 93 Auditing (url) - New features of the Korn Shell provide system administrators and management with the ability to monitor, track, record, and audit every command executed by any user of a system. This is different from normal the normal shell history, and provides detailed information that includes date, time, tty, user, and the command. This information can be stored locally or transmitted in real time to a remote logging system.

      Mar 2008: Shell Curses Function Library (url) (wiki) (wiki) - Provides the shell programmer the ability to perform text-based cursor movements to specified locations on the screen. This ability permits the creation of menuing and data-entry systems using shell scripts without the need for compiled binaries. These functions are similar to the "C" language "Curses" library.

      Sep 2007: AIX disaster recovery - Resolving resource conflicts (url) - This article identifies resource conflicts that typically occur during a disaster recovery implementation and provides suggestions for resolving these conflicts.

    • AIX Update Journal

    • unpublished: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 10 (pdf)
      Mar 2008: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 9 (pdf)
      Feb 2008: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 8 (pdf)
      Nov 2007: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 7 (pdf)
      Sep 2007: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 6 (pdf)
      Aug 2007: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 5 (pdf)
      May 2007: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 4 (pdf)
      Mar 2007: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 3 (pdf)
      Feb 2007: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 2 (pdf)
      Dec 2006: Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 1 ((pdf))
      Aug 2006: Successful Business Continuity: Automated Documentation (pdf)
      Jul 2006: Automated Process Monitoring (ksh93)
      May 2006: Tracking disks and virtual SCSI adapters in a VIO server environment (ksh93)
      Apr 2006: Generate Secure Random Passwords (ksh93)
      Apr 2006: Successful Business Continuity: Websphere MQ (pdf)
      Feb 2006: Setting Path Priorities for Virtualized Disks (ksh93)
      Feb 2006: Korn Shell Awk Emulation (ksh93)
      Nov 2005: Successful Business Continuity: Volume Names (pdf)
      May 2005: Successful Business Continuity: Naming Structures (pdf)
      Apr 2005: Successful Business Continuity: User Names and Groups (pdf)

    • Lulu Publishing

    • 2007: Virtualization for Business Continuity (in IBM AIX environments) (Book)
      2007: Advanced Korn Shell Programming (Book)

    • Wiki: Encyclopedia Articles

    • Dana L. French: Wikipedia article about Dana French, President and CEO of TriParadigm. (wiki) (wiki)
      Business Continuity: Dana French is the author of the Wikipedia article on the topic of Business Continuity (wiki)
      Data Center Automation: Dana French is the author of the Wiki article on the topic of Data Center Automation (wiki)


    Resume of Dana French: Teaching and Mentoring

    • Mt Xia Training: Instructor led training conducted by Dana French

    • Disaster Recovery Planning for the Enterprise: Course Overview (url)
      Korn Shell Programming: Course Overview (url)
      IBM AIX Operating System: Course Overview (url)
      IBM HACMP (High Availability): Course Overview (url)
      Introduction to Unix/Linux: Course Overview (url)
      IBM Network Install Manager (NIM): Course Overview (url)

    • LinkedIn: On-line Professional Network

    • AIX Advanced Technical Experts: Group owner and administrator (url)
      Data Center Automation: Group owner and administrator (url)
      Linux Advanced Technical Experts: Group owner and administrator (url)
      Solaris Advanced Technical Experts: Group owner and administrator (url)
      AS/400 Advanced Technical Experts: Group owner and administrator (url)
      AIX Jobs: Group owner and administrator (url)
      AS/400 Jobs: Group owner and administrator (url)


    Resume of Dana French: Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks

    • Dana French:

    • © AIX::ODM: Copyright 2003 - 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - A Perl module for retrieving AIX ODM information from an IBM RS/6000 / p-Series System.
      © AIX::ODM: Copyright 2003 - 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - A Perl module for retrieving AIX ODM information from an IBM RS/6000 / p-Series System.
      © Shell Curses: Copyright 1993 - 2010, All Rights Reserved (wiki) (wiki) - Shell function library providing terminal movement functions to the shell programmer similiar to the C-lanaguage "Curses" library.
      © French Menus: Copyright 1997 - 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - Character based menuing system based on Shell Curses.
      © kshEvents: Copyright 1998 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Dynamic, Web Based Events Calendar
      © kshSchedule: Copyright 1998 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Web based reservation/scheduling system
      © kshLink: Copyright 1998 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Web Based Communications Control System
      © kshMenus: Copyright 1998 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Web based GUI menuing system
      © kshBackup: Copyright 1999 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Automated Backup scheduling system
      © kshSQL: Copyright 1999 - 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - A relational database management system written in Korn Shell.
      © eStorLink: Copyright 1999 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Network Communication tool
      © kshIndex: Copyright 2000 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Web site generator based on Apache fancyIndex
      © DBIforms: Copyright 2001 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Web based form generator and database interface
      © AutoContent: Copyright 2001 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Automated documentation generator
      © MenuGen: Copyright 2000 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Automated web site generator
      © AMMS: Copyright 2004 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Automated Microcode Management System
      © visualSelect: Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - Menu and data manipulation functions providing function key, cursor movement, search, and various other capabilities to the shell script programmer.
      © shme: Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - Lightweight implementation of the MicroEMACS text editor written in shell script code.
      © shvi: Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved (url) - Lightweight implementation of the VI text editor written in shell script code.

    • Mt Xia Inc.:

    • ® Enterprise Wide Unique: Trademark of Mt Xia Inc LLC (url)

    • TriParadigm LLC:

    • © vLPAR: Copyright 2005 - 2010 by Triparadigm LLC, All Rights Reserved (url) - Data center automation tool providing deployment of high availability disaster recovery, and business continuity in large multi-location, clustered, and virtualized environments.
      © Orwell: Copyright 2004 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Automated disaster recovery solution
      © BigB: Copyright 2003 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - System integrity authentication
      © OpenCMDB: Copyright 2005 - 2010, All Rights Reserved - Open Configuration Management DataBase
      ® vLPAR: Registered Trademark of TriParadigm LLC (url) -


    Resume of Dana French: Affiliations

  • Company Ownership By Dana French:
  • Mt Xia Inc: President (url) - Focusing on IBM AIX Technical Consulting.
    TriParadigm LLC: President / CEO (url) - Focusing on Sales and Marketing of VLPAR - Data Center Automation Products.
    Site Ox: Owner / Founder (url) Providing Web Hosting, Server Hosting, LPAR Hosting for Small Businesses.
    Mt Knox: Owner / Founder (url) - Providing Data Center Facilities for Disaster Recovery, Colocation, and Production Processing Facilities.
    Ridmail: Owner / Founder (url) - Email service provider for Small Businesses.

  • Additional Internet Domains Owned and Operated by Dana French:
  • aixexpert.com: AIX Expert (url) IBM AIX Documentation Repository
    hacmpexpert.com: HACMP Expert (url) IBM HACMP Documentation Repository
    mtxunil.com: Mt Xunil (url) Focus is on Linux Technical Consulting
    vlpar.com: VLPAR (url) VLPAR Data Center Automation software marketed by TriParadigm.
    mylexica.com: VLPAR (url) Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedia Service provided by Dana French.
    ipaddressdb.com: VLPAR (url) TCP/IP Address automated allocation/deallocation database system provided by Mt Xia Inc.
    dayledger.com: VLPAR (url) Daily Work Journal and Ledger provided by Mt Xia Inc.
    vado.bz: VLPAR (url) Long URL to Short URL conversion utility provided by Mt Xia Inc.


    Resume of Dana French: Current Projects

  • Data Center Facilities:
    • SiteOx Data Centers (url)

  • Data Center Migrations:
    • Large health care provider with multiple data centers

  • IBM AIX Related:
  • Software Development:
    • visualSelect: shell script menuing system(url)
    • shme: MicroEMACS text editor written in shell script (url)
    • shvi: VI text editor written in shell script (url)
    • shunix: Unix utilities written in shell script (url)
    • mylexica: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia
    • ipaddressdb: TCP/IP Address automated allocation/deallocation system
    • dayledger: Daily work journal/ledger service
    • Vado: Long URL to Short URL conversion database

  • Publications:
    • IBM Developerworks: AIX documentation wiki (url)


    Resume of Dana French: Specializations

  • Disaster Recovery:
    • Planning
    • Implementation and Management
    • Support and Maintenance
    • Forensic Analysis
    • Expert Witness

  • Business Continuity:
    • Planning
    • Implementation and Management
    • Support and Maintenance
    • Forensic Analysis
    • Expert Witness

  • Data Center Automation:
    • Planning
    • Implementation and Management
    • Support
    • Software Development
    • Enterprise Analysis

  • Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization:
    • Planning
    • Implementation and Management
    • Support
    • Enterprise Analysis

    Disaster Recovery: Planning Disaster Recovery: Implementation and Management Disaster Recovery: Support and Maintenance Disaster Recovery: Forensic Analysis Disaster Recovery: Expert Witness Disaster Recovery: Enterprise Analysis Business Continuity: Planning Business Continuity: Implementation and Management Business Continuity: Support and Maintenance Business Continuity: Forensic Analysis Business Continuity: Expert Witness Business Continuity: Enterprise Analysis Data Center Automation: Planning Data Center Automation: Implementation and Management Data Center Automation: Support and Maintenance Data Center Automation: Forensic Analysis Data Center Automation: Expert Witness Data Center Automation: Enterprise Analysis Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization: Planning Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization: Implementation and Management Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization: Support and Maintenance Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization: Forensic Analysis Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization: Expert Witness Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization: Enterprise Analysis


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    LPAR Leasing
    Lease an AIX / i5 LPAR
    Reduce your costs

    www.mtxia.com

    Server Leasing
    Lease a Server off-site
    Reduce your costs

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    Data Center Automation
    Business Continuity and DR
    Virtualization/Consolidation

    www.mtxia.com

    HMC Service
    Hardware Management Console
    Manage Remote AIX / i5 LPARs

    www.siteox.com

    Business Web Site Hosting
    $3.99 / month includes Tools,
    Shopping Cart, Site Builder

    www.siteox.com

    FREE Domain Registration
    included with Web Site Hosting
    Tools, Social Networking, Blog

    www.siteox.com

    Disaster Recovery
    Small Business Oriented
    Off-Site Facilities

    www.mtxia.com

    IBM pSeries / iSeries
    Reduce your Costs
    Off-Site Server Hosting

    www.mtxia.com