Evan is a Senior Systems Engineer with Archivas, Inc. Previously, he was Principal Engineer and Data Availability maven with Veritas Software Corporation, and has more than 15 years of experience in Unix systems. After spending 5 years at Sun Microsystems, Evan joined Fusion Systems and, later, OpenVision Software, where he worked to bring the first high availability software applications for SunOS and Solaris to market. Evan is the author of several articles and talks on the design of high availability systems. He is the author (along with Hal Stern of iPlanet) of Blueprints for High Availability: Designing Resilient Distributed Systems (2000, John Wiley & Sons). Evan has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Lehigh University (1984) and an MBA from Rutgers University (1989).
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Contributions from Evan Marcus
- Software vs. hardware RAID
- Creating LUNs to simplify system management
- Clustering for high availability
- RAID-1 vs. RAID-5
- Hot-hot replication with EMC's SRDF?
- Tiered storage options
- Replication: Sun vs. Veritas
- Calculating downtime in simple redundant networks
- How long should we wait before replacing a bad disk?
- Software mirroring vs. hardware mirroring
- How many Fibre Channel connections do I need for high availability?
- High availability and disaster recovery
- What is a high availability VPN?
- Clustering products for Windows
- Calculating parallel availability
- What to consider when calculating availability
- Making a case for high-quality failover management software
- Evaluating clustering software products
- Automating site-to-site failover
- Stretch clustering with host-based mirroring