About Me

I am a storage engineer and have been for the last 17 years. From large scale storage management operations to architecture and design via pre-sales and support engineering to sharing knowledge with the interested.

* Capacity and performance planning.
* Expert in designing storage architectures with a broad range of knowledge of most of the manufacturers equipment and software.
* Strong focus on customer business level requirements and translation into technical feasible solutions.
* Developing strategic and tactical goals around storage infrastructures
* Strong verbal and written communications skills from high business level down to deep technical conversations.
* Capacity, performance and availability planning.
* Excellent knowledge of disaster recovery scenario’s and processes.
* Reporting on technical and business metrics with regards to capacity and performance planning.
* Strong skills in operating systems, applications and storage behaviour, performance tuning and configuration.
* Expert knowledge in Fibre Channel protocol analysis.
* Extensive pre-sales and technical sales support experience.
* Good presentation skills.
* Great team player

Worked as a contractor for Digital,Compaq and Hewlett Packard for over 10 years in storage consulting, design and management and was appointed to numerous DEC,Compaq and HP customers to manage their storage infrastructure. (See past work profile)
Former member of the HP Certified Professional team for storage curriculum and exams development.
Former member of the HP Storage Leadership Counsel.
Excellent knowledge on HP storage infrastructures (EVA/XP and storage software)
Held many Compaq and HP Master ASE StorageWorks certifications.

Worked at Hitachi Data Systems in The Netherlands as a technical account manager and Pre-Sales systems engineer. Was asked by HDS Australia Pty Ltd. to join their team and become become Senior System Engineer and technical account executive.

Excellent knowledge of Hitachi Data Systems hardware and software both on financial and technology side.




Currently working as Senior Technical Analyst for HDS Global Support Engineering looking after all connectivity products, modular and enterprise arrays as well as software.

Specialties:* Storage design and infrastructure management.
* Capacity and performance planning.
* Expert in designing storage architectures with a broad range of knowledge of most of the manufacturers equipment and software.

* Strong focus on customer business level requirements and translation into technical feasible solutions.

 

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