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Storage Area Networks For Dummies® by Alex Nikitin, Christopher Poelker

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About the Authors

Christopher Poelker has been in the field of computer technology since 1974. Chris was an electronics engineer in the U.S. Army, and tried to stay out of trouble by hiding in tanks while installing laser range finders and computer-aided ballistic trajectory systems. After leaving the service, Chris went to school in New York City at good old Control Data Institute and was hired as a field engineer by Digital Equipment Corporation. In his spare time, Chris started his own software company, developed databases, and became a Microsoft MCSE and instructor. Chris worked for Digital for 18 years until it was bought by Compaq, where he stayed on as a StorageWorks systems engineer until joining Sun Microsystems in 2000. Chris left Sun to become a consulting storage architect for Hitachi Data Systems and became the district storage manager for HDS in New York City. In 2006, Chris left HDS for FalconStor software, where he now works as the Vice President of Enterprise Solutions. Chris has designed and implemented storage networks for many of the Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and around the world. In his spare time, Chris sometimes speaks at industry forums, writes magazine articles, and has acted as the SAN expert at SearchStorage.com.

Alex Nikitin, currently a systems expert at HBO, has logged in 15 years in the Information Technology industry. Alex has worn many hats in this industry, ranging from application programmer and network administrator to the ultimate responsibility ...

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