Christopher Poelker: I would have never been given the chance to write this book if it weren't for my friends at TechTarget, who used to run the
SearchStorage.com Web site: Michelle Hope and Maryann Tripp. These two wonderful women were the reason I was introduced to Melody Layne and Susan Christophersen of Wiley Publishing, who made the first book possible, along with Teresa Artman, who spent many a long night copy-editing the manuscript and making up for my horrible writing skills. (I should have paid closer attention during eighth-grade English!) For this second edition, I would like to thank Kyle Looper and Kim Darosett for their patience during deadlines when my day job was getting in the way of keeping this edition on track.
I'd also like to thank my partner in crime and co-author, Alex Nikitin, who again saved my marriage and my duty as a father to my children by taking over some of the load and helping me crank out some of these chapters. Alex is one of the best storage guys I have ever had the privilege of working with.
Thanks also need to go this time to FalconStor software, for letting me proceed with this project and letting me play hooky now and then to crank out a chapter or two. Thanks to ReiJane Huai, Wendy Petty, Wayne Lam, Alan Chen, Tom Strumpf, Bruce Sasson, Joanne Ferrara, and everyone else at FalconStor who filled in or helped me out to give me time during the writing of this book.
Special thanks to all the folks who taught me most of ...