anthony kiehl

Anthony Kiehl

Mesa, AZ

Summary: ​Certified Linux Network Professional with real-life cloud experience, who is a practitioner of command line programming, network planning, and continuous DevOps frame of mind.






FPGA platforms


Ubuntu 18.04

Hyper-V hypervisor


Centos 7



Windows Server 2016







Virtual Web Hosts



Network architecture



Fiscal planning





Skylake Hardware


RedHat 7.6

NVMe Storage

Let’s Encrypt TLS

Education:​CompTIA Linux Plus 2018, CompTIA Network Plus 2017, CompTIA A Plus 2010, Computer Science at Glendale Community College 2007-2010, GTE Network Residency 1999

Professional Experience:

Linux and Networking Technical Lead at Tieto for Intel

June 2016 - Present

Role at Intel Corporation Chandler facility exclusively, and was the chair for the weekly data center laboratory office hours.

Continually automated all host and networking processes into Ansible playbook format and monitored the entire environment with Nagios.

Demonstrated Linux-based hypervisors at terabyte scale on Intel Persistent Non-volatile data center memory on Cascade Lake 1U system.

Characterized OVS and FPGA network interface cards software-defined networking performance with Open Virtual Switch and Ixia Multis 100GbE traffic generation.

Maintained communication with Operations managers and Development engineering team using agile toolset including Atlassian JIRA.

Established and maintained accurate network, cloud, and hardware/on-prem equipment lists using FOSS tooling.

Created and maintained services including but not limited to Git instances, Jenkins instances, hypervisors, docker platforms, and master orchestration systems.

Configured all network devices, VPN, firewalls, load balancers, and back-end networks.

Assist stakeholders in choosing new hardware purchases and fiscal planning, with millions of dollars of purchases.

Lead Data-center Engineer at PhoenixNAP

March 2015 - June 2016

Authored the company hardware testing documentation, including the server quality assurance protocols.

Developed quality assurance software used for enterprise cloud sales used in every transaction.

Responsible for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), co-location, and remote hands requests.

Computer Technician at Fry's Electronics

August 2013 - March 2015

Responsible for computer troubleshooting, built custom computers and held face-to-face consultations.

Solved a wide variety of hardware and software issues and earned customer confidence with data recovery.

System Administrator and Owner at ENP LLC

May 2011 - December 2013

Ran commercial Minecraft company with over 250,000 active user profiles, and 90 volunteer staff members, at its height.

Oversaw software quality assurance for Java, including administration, debugging, and code review.

Diversified into website authoring for local small businesses, using Hyper-V at first, and later moving the whole operation to AWS.

Lead Podcast Producer at Apolyton Civilization Site

December 2007 - October 2010

Produced and co-hosted podcast devoted to the modification of game assets, graphics, as well as custom game code.

Coordinated guest appearances and co-hosts, including interviews of industry giants such as Derek Paxton, Jesse Smith, and Soren Johnson.

Game Designer Internship at Firaxis Games

May 2006 - December 2007

Game designer internship for world-renowned Firaxis’ "Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword", a popular 2007 strategy game.

Painted texture artwork using industry standard tool-set for 3D models and was principal unit and level design for WWII scenario.

Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer at US Army

November 1998 - January 2001

Maintained mobile subscriber equipment and Unix systems while deployed to the Kosovo war.

Coordinated radio uplink crews, operated trunk encryption devices, and oversaw networks in the telecommunications node center.

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