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Marcellus Duke, Director-Technology Operations: Technology Planning & Engineering
Marcellus Duke has provided leadership for System Deployment which consists of server build and configuration across the various operating system platforms (AIX, HPUX, Solaris, Windows and Linux). The deployment function also includes the quality or verification testing to move servers from install state to production status. He currently leads the Infrastructure Instantiation organization delivering servers for AT&T cloud software deploy and bare metal server solutions along with go-live verification testing.
Marcellus joined AT&T in 1985 as an applications developer in the information technology organization. He has a broad range of IT operational and management experience in applications development, quality & process improvement, customer service, LAN/WAN operations, desktop support and data center operations. He was instrumental in developing and implementing real-time and historical LAN/WAN utilization capability resulting in significant service and cost improvements. He additionally led the design, implementation and operations of the nation’s largest windows based thin-client server farm in support of SBC Wireless in 1998. Marcellus also led an effort to automate and implement management practices and tools in the office print output space resulting in secured print capability, enriched multi-print functionality and multi-million dollar annualized savings. He managed all IT supported windows based server operations for AT&T delivering secure infrastructure access, Citrix server farm access, virtualization using VMware, email and messaging services and software distribution using Microsoft System Center (SCCM).
In his 30 plus years of service at AT&T, Marcellus has experienced tremendous change in the telecommunications industry and contributed to the successful integration of several huge mergers including SNET, Pacific Telesis, Ameritech, AT&T, Cingular, Bell South and Direct TV.
Before joining AT&T, Marcellus worked at the Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center in the Information Systems department as a computer programmer for 2 years.
Marcellus holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University, 1982.