Gareth Swanepoel

Job function
Premier Field Engineer
Company size
10,001+ Employees
Industry
Tech Company
Years of experience
10+ years
Since Apr 2018, Gareth Swanepoel's postings have been viewed 4 times on IT Central Station.
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Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 (incl. R2), 2012, 2014, 2016 performance tuning & optimization including index tuning, query modifications, partitioning and hardware optimization. This includes working with all flavours of Azure SQL databases and Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Active Directory, networking, etc.

Database administration for 20 GB – 180 TB databases, including Database & Data Warehouse design, T-SQL coding, stored procedures, backup/recovery and high availability (clustering, mirroring, etc), specializing in high-end Data Warehouse solutions.

Server administration of large numbers of servers with a focus on high availability & performance monitoring & optimization, troubleshooting and resolution. This includes extensive work with hard- & software vendors to achieve resolution of issues.

System administration of a variety of Operating Systems with high proficiency in Microsoft Windows Server & Linux (UNIX).

Storage Area Networking (SAN) administration & management with a focus on setup, firmware & controller management & array performance tuning & benchmarking.

Hardware administration & management incl. server racking & stacking, firmware updates, troubleshooting & issue resolution. This includes extensive work with hard- & software vendors to achieve resolution.

Interesting Projects and Accomplishments
Managed a mission-critical SQL Server cluster with mirroring



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