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
- 12 critical disaster recovery teams
- Nine rules for better backups
- Implementing bi-directional data replication
- Implementing an active/active data center
- Upgrading from GroupWise to Exchange 2003
- The essential RAID primer, part 2
- 2004 High Availability predictions: Regulatory compliance, utility computing
- RDC vs. SDC replication methods
- Establishing strong failover, Pt. 3
- Establishing strong failover, Pt. 2
- Establishing strong failover, Pt. 1
- Attempting to power up after an outage
- The essential RAID primer, part 1
- SLAs without nines
- No sure fire way to avoid running into hardware failures
- Business-critical and commercial applications defined by business
- The myth of the nines
- How to calculate availability
- Why would you pursue an active/passive array?
- Which is better for HA, shared storage or disk data replication?