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Featured Member: Michael Drüing


Michael Drüing

Senior System Engineer

Advanced UniByte GmbH















Michael Drüing joined the communities a few years ago, mainly to gain greater knowledge of the inner workings and undocumented parts of NetApp systems. His idea is that the more you know in depth about a product, the better you can understand and fix unusual problems that come up in a customer’s environment. He is especially passionate about WAFL, which he thinks is one of the best file-system designs ever. He is also passionate about NFS + dedupe with VMware, an awesome combination he uses almost exclusively for VMware virtualization projects, small or large.



A Bit About Michael

Michael studied computer science with a focus on cryptography, robotics, and functional programming at the University of Tübingen in southern Germany, and joined Advanced UniByte (a leading NetApp Star Partner in Germany) after graduating in 2007. He has been working with NetApp technology since then, and by now probably knows Data ONTAP internals better than anybody else in his company. His NCDA and NCIE certifications as well as his VMware VCP certifications help him to provide pre-sales architecture, post-sales installation, and support for complex data center installations for small to very large companies.


Michael’s in-depth knowledge helped his company achieve NetApp Germany’s “partner with the best know-how” designation in 2011. When he’s not busy architecting new installations, he offers NetApp and VMware administration training for customers in Advanced UniByte’s training center. Currently he is preparing for more advanced NetApp training, including SAN troubleshooting and Cluster-Mode administration.



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Away from Work

When Michael is not at work he enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy literature, practicing his Japanese by watching Japanese movies, and tinkering with old and new computer hardware like SGI’s and the Raspberry Pi.


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