As the center of thought leadership in the mission critical space, Mission Critical offers this blog space as a service to the industry. Bloggers in this space comprise industry figures who contribute expertise, guidance, and knowledge to the industry. Mission Critical wants this space to become a center of discussion and commentary about all types of issues the industry faces. Most of the the initial bloggers in this space responded to a call placed on our LinkedIn Group.
She has extensive background in all aspects of networking and application development as a consultant, project manager, and Fortune 500 executive running data centers with multimillion dollar budgets, and has taught at a collegiate level. Carrie has an MBA and MSBS. She speaks at industry events, end user education forums and various conferences globally.
Carrie is also the former President of the BladeSystems Alliance and member of the Board of Directors. She participates in the IDC enterprise expert panel, Uptime Institute, numerous green building panels and groups, the Ethernet Alliance, PMI, Share, and various other industry panels. She is an RCDD/NTS and has had 38 certifications in the industry throughout the years.
Julius Neudorfer is a member of ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE and The Green Grid, as well as a Certified Data Center Design Professional “CDCDP” designer and instructor. He is also an instructor for the US Department of Energy’s Data Center Energy Practitioner “DCEP” program.
Julius has written numerous articles, whitepapers and webinars for various IT and Data Center publications on data center power, cooling and efficiency, and writes his “Hot Aisle Insight’ blog here at Mission Critical Magazine
Tim is credited with completing a spectrum of projects that range from a single generator, to paralleling switchgear, and multiple complex data centers with 50 MW of power distribution. Tim can relate and translate his project experiences with C-level executives, contractors, engineers, and endusers in ways that are dependable, practical, and cost effective. Tim is a popular conference speaker and enjoys facilitating training sessions and providing consulting activities for his customers.
Michael earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and English from California State University at Northridge, and is a licensed helicopter pilot and a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programmer. Michael is also a founding member and current President of 7x24 Exchange International Southern California Chapter and currently serves on the board of 7x24 Exchange International.
Kong Yang is a head geek and senior technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds with over 20 years of IT experience specializing in virtualization and cloud management. He is a VMware vExpert™, Cisco® Champion and active contributing thought leader within the virtualization community. Yang’s industry expertise includes performance tuning and troubleshooting enterprise stacks, virtualization sizing and capacity planning best practices, community engagement and technology evangelism.Yang is passionate about understanding the behavior of the entire application ecosystem—the analytics of the interdependencies as well as qualifying and quantifying the results to support the organization’s bottom line. He focuses on virtualization and cloud technologies; application performance; hybrid cloud best practices; vehicles for IT application stacks such as containers, hypervisors and cloud native best practices; DevOps conversations; converged infrastructure technologies; and data analytics. Yang is a past influencer at Spiceworks SpiceWorld and VMworld events. He is also the owner of United States Patent 8,176,497 for an intelligent method to auto-scale VMs to fulfill peak database workloads. Yang’s past roles include a Cloud Practice Leader at Gravitant, a hybrid cloud software startup, and 13 years in various roles at Dell.
Todd Kiehn brings a broad and deep skill set in leading product development and technology strategies with more than 14 years of experience in the critical power infrastructure and telecommunications markets.Kiehn leads all development and implementation of market plans for Active Power's global product lines. He also directs the company’s product roadmap, strategy, and lifecycle management for its entire product portfolio including CleanSource® UPS, CleanSource HD UPS, and PowerHouse™, a complete modular electrical infrastructure solution. Prior to Active Power, Kiehn held numerous marketing and product management roles at Covad Communications, Broadwing Corp., and Level 3 Communications. Kiehn earned a master’s in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University.
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