I am a top notch system administrator/network engineer. I have done work for government clients on many security and sensitive systems with high reliability requirements. My solutions are usually out of the box to offer affordability along with quality.
I spent 3 years as an ISP operations manager (responsible for all of the senior technology decisions along with router/server configs) and now am doing the same for my own ISP.
In the past few months I have taken our large nest of servers and reduced them to only a few core boxes using VMWare and the power of virtual machines.