Drew Garrett


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St. Charles County Government

Dates: January 2012 - Present
Positions: Systems Architect, Systems Engineer II, Systems Engineer I

Noteable Achievements

  • Designed and implemented a warm-spare data center.
  • Designed and implemented the conversion from individual Hyper-V hosts to two HA clusters for redundancy and reliability.
  • Designed the initial architecture and began the first steps for moving on-premise servers to the Azure cloud.
  • Implemented management systems such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager to ease in overall administration.
  • Developed scripts to automate virtual machine audits with information such as CPU, network, and disk usage.
  • Arranged Microsoft Enterprise Agreement renewals and true-ups.

Cybercon.com, Inc.

Dates: August 2006 - December 2011
Positions: Network and Systems Administrator, Technical Support

Noteable Achievements

  • Configured and setup new uplinks and customers with BGP peers.
  • Performed the migration of hundreds of physical servers to virtual machines to reduce on power and space usage.
  • Implemented a centralized blackhole system forthe network and automatic announcements to uplinks over BGP
  • Implemented a NetFlow monitoring system to alert NOC staff to possible attacks and botnets.
  • Optimized web server software and caching to handle server requests over one million per hour.
  • Implemented replacement NMS (Zenoss and OpenNMS) suites to monitor the status of the network.

Skills and Knowledge Areas

Operating Systems

  • Apple OSX
  • BSD
  • Various GNU/Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows thru 2016

Virtualization Platforms

  • Hyper-V
  • KVM
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware
  • Xen/XenServer

Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon AWS

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  • Microsoft Azure

Storage Solutions

  • Compellent
  • EqualLogic
  • FreeNAS
  • NetApp
  • OpenFiler
  • Storage Integration
    • iSCSI
    • NFS
    • SMB


  • Cisco
  • HPE Comware/H3C/3Com
  • Juniper
  • PowerConnect
  • SonicWALL
  • Ubiquiti
  • Routing
    • BGP
    • OSPF
    • RIP

Web Servers

  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Tomcat
  • IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx

Email Servers

  • Courier
  • Dovecot
  • Exchange 2003 thru 2013
  • Exchange Online
  • Exim
  • Postfix
  • Qmail
  • Sendmail

SQL Servers

  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL

Programming and Scripting Languages

  • General C/C++/C#
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • PowerShell
  • Python


  • CSS
  • HTML
  • LaTeX
  • Microsoft Licensing


Lindenwood University

Degree: MS: Manging Information Technology
Focus: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Date: June 2015
GPA: 4.0

Noteable Courses

  • Current Issues in Network Technology
  • Database Integration and Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Management & Administrative Theory
  • Network and Data Security
  • New Technology Integration
  • Topics in New Technologies
  • Wireless Technologies

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Degree: BS: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics
Date: May 2009
GPA: 3.52
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Noteable Courses

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Systems: Architecture and Organization
  • Computer Systems: Programmng
  • Database Management Systems
  • Object Oriented Programming With C++
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming & Data Structures
  • Programming Languages
  • Technical Writing

St. Charles Community College

Degree: AAS: Computer Networking
Date: May 2006
GPA: 3.75

Noteable Courses

  • CCNA 2004 courses 1 through 4