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|Short Description||7-time vExpert, Independent IT Consultant, Author & has a blog|
|Overview||Greg Schulz is an independent IT industry advisory consultant, author and blogs at (http://storageioblog.com) Greg has over 35 years of experience across a variety of server, storage, networking, hardware, software, and services architectures, platforms, and paradigms. He brings the rare perspective of having been a IT professional working in various business sectors, a vendor, and a value-added reseller, in addition to having been an analyst and advisory consultant across servers, storage, networks, hardware, software, virtualization, and cloud services. Greg gained his diverse industry knowledge and insight by working in IT data centers and information systems management organizations. He has held numerous positions ranging from applications programmer and business systems analyst to server storage systems administrator, performance and capacity analyst, disaster recovery advisor, and server, storage, and networking strategist. Greg has worked for various companies, including an electrical power generating and transmission utility, financial services firms, and transportation companies. Greg has also worked for several storage and networking companies in a variety of customer-facing roles ranging from systems engineering to sales and marketing, and as a senior technologist dealing with hardware, software, and services. After spending time as a customer and a vendor, Greg became a Senior Analyst at an IT analysis firm covering virtualization, SAN, NAS, and associated storage management tools, techniques, best practices, and technologies in addition to providing advisory and education services. In 2006, Greg leveraged the experiences of having been on the customer, vendor, and analyst sides of the “IT table” to form the independent IT advisory consultancy firm Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO). Greg has published extensively, and his work appears regularly both in print and on-line; he also speaks frequently at conferences, seminars, and private events around the world. A testament to his active and engaging style, Greg is an Edelman research top 100 blogger and top 25 twitter (@storageio), out of thousands of IT analysts across all topic areas, and is top-ranked in other venues, including wefollow.com. In addition to his thousands of reports, blogs, twitter tweets, columns, articles, tips, pod casts, videos, and webcasts, Greg is author of Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011) and also author of The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), being used in university courses as well as being on the Intel recommended reading list. He is also author of the SNIA-endorsed study guide, Resilient Storage Networks—Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures (Elsevier, 2004). He is also a co-author and contributor of other books, including The Resilient Enterprise (Symantec/Veritas, 2002). Greg is regularly quoted and interviewed as one of the most sought-after independent IT advisors providing perspectives, commentary, and opinion on industry activity. Greg has a B.A. in computer science and a M.Sc. in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas. Learn more at www.storageio.com.|
|Publications and Speaking Engagements||Author of the books: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011) The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009) Resilient Storage Networks: Designing Scalable and Flexible Data Infrastructures (Elsevier) See events schedule at http://storageio.com/events See industry comments at http://storageio.com/news|
|User Groups and Communities||CMG, VMware, SNIA, etc...|
|Expertise and Interests||Servers, storage, I/O, networking, hardware, software, services, cloud, virtualization, SSD, flash, BC, DR, data protection, backup/restore, archiving,performance and capacity planning|
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