Mr. Fomerand is a Director Analyst for Gartner specializing in Cloud Automation and Devops. He has 19 years of experience in the industry cutting his teeth with RedHat Linux back in 2002. Mr. Fomerand is an expert in implementing Devops methodology specifically related to cloud and on premise Kuberenetes infrastructure, specifically Openshift, Docker, Podman, and Gitops methodology. Mr. Fomerand is an expert in deploying Ansible Tower infrastructure as well as creating Ansible roles and playbooks and using test automation through molecule to scale the configuration management infrastructure. He has extensive experience with architecting monitoring frameworks such as Nagios, Dynatrace and Prometheus.
Lead Engineer of both the Platform and Linux Team for Centene, managing engineers all around the world using the follow the sun model and Agile. Architected the OpenShift 4 on premise infrastructure on vmware. Automated the install of OpenShift 4.2-4.5 on VMware using Ansible. Created numerous ansible playbooks to assist in the execution of common OpenShift tasks such as cordoning misbehaving nodes, destroying nodes and standing up new nodes. Authored over 200 Ansible playbooks for various use cases ranging from installing Anaconda to deploying entire Machine Learning Application stacks. Re-Engineered Centene's Nagios instance to incorporate a custom severity matrix based upon severity levels defined by Centene's problem management team. Worked with the Dynatrace team to enable a self-service install of Dynatrace through Ansible Tower. Held numerous classes mentoring co-workers on how to effectively use Kuberentes, OpenShift, Ansible, Ansible Tower and Gitlab.
Lead Platform Engineer/Lead Linux Engineer
Wellcare Health Plans
Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management
Data Center Infrastructure
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Cybersecurity and IT Risk
Bachelors of Computers Science from Mercy College
1OpenShift 4 Platform Deployments
2OpenShift 4 Network Troubleshooting
4Ansible Tower Roles and Playbook creation
5RedHat Linux Performance Tuning