Arthur E. Pufford II

Architect and Consultant in Napa, California

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I'm an IBM Senior Solutions Architect supporting Collaboration and Social Business software for Kaiser Permanente. As an Architect on the Engineering team, I support the whole Collaboration/Social Business portfolio, as well as cross-brand solutions. I am a Messaging & Collaboration specialist, and have been for over 25 years, using both IBM and Microsoft technologies.

I have worked extensively with most networking and messaging environments and have been responsible for large data center operations. I specialize in complex environments using IBM application platforms on i5/OS, AIX & Windows.

Most recently I've been working as Chief Architect for an IBM Sametime 9.0 implementation for 180,000 users at Kaiser Permanente. Implemented the full infrastructure in both Engineering and Production environments. Performed one of the largest load tests ever done by IBM on a Sametime environment. Load tested for 80,000 simultaneous users for LDAP Connectivity, Sametime Proxy Server Connectivity and Sametime Community Services.