Santosh Kumar2019-08-19T16:25:10-07:00

Network Architect

Santosh Kumar is an IT professional with over 13 years of experience in networking technology. With a particular focus on network security, Santosh has overseen the design and implementation of enterprise and data center infrastructure projects for large healthcare and commercial organizations. His areas of expertise include network and security architecture, along with cloud infrastructure design. Throughout his career, Santosh has continued to develop his expertise in networking technology to provide the current, in-depth knowledge required to meet rapidly evolving network security threats.

At T2 Tech, Santosh is currently working with a prominent children’s hospital in California to implement Identity Access Management. This effort includes Okta’s security management platform for provisioning, human-resources (HR) onboarding, application single sign-on (SSO), life-cycle management and multifactor authentication. Prior to this project, Santosh assisted the hospital’s IT teams to complete a high-speed network infrastructure implementation, which included one of the first Cisco Nexus 9000-series implementations in the country.

Previously, Santosh worked with a six-hospital health system where he architected, designed and deployed a Greenfield Active/Active (A/A) Data Center (DC) with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) – SDN, Palo Alto Networks Firewall and iWAN technology. He also built Proof of Concept (POC) test 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 data-center network infrastructure to support cloud computing services across multiple facilities. In addition, Santosh worked for Cisco Systems as both a senior network engineer and a senior systems test engineer. In these roles, he provided Tier-3 support for network security, routing and switching issues for prominent Cisco clients.

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
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