Santosh Kumar is a skilled network architect with over 15 years of experience in results-driven IT solutions. With a focus on strategic solutions, Santosh has overseen the design and implementation of enterprise and data center infrastructure projects for large healthcare, financial and commercial organizations. His areas of expertise include interpreting business requirements into technical solutions and optimizing for a strong ROI. He is skilled in on-prem and cloud infrastructure including SAAS model design and deployment. Throughout his career, Santosh has continued to develop his expertise in various IT technologies to provide the most current, in-depth knowledge required to meet rapidly evolving enterprise needs.
At T2 Tech, Santosh is currently working with a virtual workforce management vendor to design a scalable and secure cloud solution in AWS and transforming their data center infrastructure, IT security, and device management solution. In a prior project, Santosh worked with a prominent children’s hospital in California to implement Identity Access Management using Okta to automate human resources (HR) onboarding and application provisioning along with Single Sign-On. Santosh previously collaborated with the hospital’s IT teams to complete a high-speed network infrastructure implementation. This was one of the first Cisco Nexus 9000-series implementations in the country.
Santosh has also partnered with a six-hospital health system where he architected, designed and deployed a Greenfield Active/Active (A/A) data center with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) – SDN, Palo Alto Networks Firewall and iWAN technology. He has built Proof of Concept (POC) environments on VMware NSX, OpenStack and Cisco ACI for various clients.
Prior to joining T2 Tech, Santosh worked for Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, as a cloud-network design architect and consultant. He was responsible for designing and implementing a data center network infrastructure to support cloud computing services across multiple facilities. In addition, Santosh worked for Cisco Systems as a senior systems test engineer to recreate escalated customer issues in a multi-vendor testbed. Before working at Cisco, Santosh was a lead test engineer at Bell Labs. He was responsible for mentoring and leading a testing team for a remote management research product.
Santosh holds a Master of Network Computing from Monash University. He is also a graduate of the University of Madras with a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology.
Santosh holds the following professional certifications:
- Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security)
- Okta Certified Professional
- Palo Alto ACE 7.0
- VMware VTSP-NV
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt