Andrew joined the NetApp communities about nine months ago and immediately felt right at home because he had run technical forums in the past. His technical expertise, enthusiasm, and consistent participation make him a model community member. Andrew is passionate about NFS and dedupe in VMware® environments but has a soft spot in his heart for RAID-DP® (next to iSCSI, RAID-DP was the dominant reason Andrew became a NetApp customer six years ago).
Andrew's discussion highlights:
- Why NFS?—I use this frequently when discussing VMware/NetApp® technologies with customers
- (both this and other posts in the thread)
A bit about Andrew.....
Andrew started out as a network and systems engineer working at a medium-sized private university where he cut his teeth on a variety of systems (Linux®, Netware, Web servers/proxies, Java™ application servers, firewalls, switching, routers, NetApp, VMware, etc.). Seven years later, Andrew is now a systems engineer with Data Network Solutions (a leading NetApp VAR in the southeastern United States) doing presales architecture and post sales implementation primarily around NetApp and VMware. Andrew stays busy developing customer quotes and working on projects, including VMware environment overhauls, NetApp upgrades, and implementations. He definitely feels at home as an engineer and enjoys creating things (although preferably of the virtual variety, avoiding trips to Home Depot for parts).
Andrew recently passed his NCDA tests and is working on NCIE to help his company qualify for NetApp Authorized Professional Service Partner status.
Away from Work
Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie, reading, traveling to Singapore to see family, keeping up with friends, and playing viola at church. He and his wife are expecting twins, and he knows that all of those extracurricular activities will happen less often (particularly the 14-hour flights going to Singapore).