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Cloud Architect

Brandon Marcus

Introduction

Brandon has extensive experience leading teams, developing IT strategies and has core expertise in implementing public cloud infrastructures in AWS, Azure and Office 365.

Professional Profile

Brandon is a results oriented business and information technology planner and facilitator; who has spent over 20 years helping many highly respected companies to design and implement large-scale application and infrastructure solutions. During that time, he has helped companies build their cloud strategies, product managed new service offerings, lead the infrastructure design for company acquisitions and built large scale infrastructures. 

Brandon has extensive experience leading teams and core expertise in implementing cloud infrastructure in AWS, Azure and Office 365. His experience has led him to learn architecture and operations while at Microsoft Corporation. As an Architecture Consultant at Microsoft, Brandon’s expertise was in Microsoft’s collaboration stack, directory technologies and security.

Recent Jobs

2010 – now

Cloud Architect / Technical Manager

Hands on technical director for cloud strategies, developed my own IP for a repeatable cloud vendor-neutral process to facilitate cloud computing strategy development, cloud governance and security. The prescriptive process includes a cloud strategy planning process, cloud reference architectures, a cloud vendor selection and contract negotiation process, and a governance process for managing public and hybrid infrastructures.

Expertise in public and hybrid cloud infrastructures for organizations moving to AWS, Azure and Office 365 for many Fortune 500 and 100 companies.

2004 – 2010

Enterprise Architect

Lead many large scale infrastructure and cloud projects that include Windows Azure and Office 365 design, implementation, governance and security solutions. Core expertise in Exchange, Azure Active Directory, SharePoint, Intune and ADFS.

1996 – 2004

Microsoft Corporation

Delivered architectural expertise throughout my career at Microsoft Corporation to strategic clients across multiple business verticals as an Architect with a focus on Microsoft’s messaging, collaboration and security technologies.

Skills

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Office 365
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Microsoft Active Directory (LDAP & X.500 directories)
Microsoft Exchange Server (all versions)
Security and X.509 PKI infrastructures
Docker Containers and Mesosphere
Project Management and Leadership
Product Management
Financial & Business Case Analysis
Technical Documentation Development

Recent Work

Education

2016 – 2018

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

MBA

2010-2014

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Masters of Science, Information Systems

1992-1996

Clark University, Worcester, MA

Bachelors of Arts, Molecular Biology

Training/Industry Certifications

• MCSE
• CCNA
• PMP

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