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
- How to calculate the cost of downtime
- Why is lack of write ordering guarantee not mentioned more?
- Using RTO and RPO for data protection
- Replication between different vendors' arrays
- Stay available through a disaster
- Performance impacts of replication
- Tips for the everyday admin -- #5
- Failover and clustering
- HA is in the eye of the beholder
- Looking for HA comparison software
- Which is best, hardware or software-based replication?
- Availability: Use hard mounts in NFS
- Tips for the everyday admin -- #7
- Software-based vs. hardware-based replication solutions
- Looking at two-way replication methods
- 2003 high availability predictions: Repurpose clustering software
- Tips for the everyday admin -- #8
- Calculating availability
- How to calculate the availability of an entire network?
- Seven ways to configure failover management software