Chaan Beard

Job function
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect
Company size
51-200 Employees
Tech Company
Years of experience
10+ years
Company name
Since Aug 2015,
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I focus on Data Center solutions consisting of Compute, Virtualization and Storage elements for ePlus that cover the following vendors: EMC,HDS,NetApp, Pure Storage, Nutanix, Simplivity, VMware, Citrix, Cisco UCS Servers and Cisco Nexus switch components.

I handle OEM manufacturer relations from a technical point of view and focus on pre-sales activities.

In my current role I am the Architect, Solutions Architect and Technology specialist across a wide range of Data Center technologies and I have EMC VSPEX, VCE VBLOCK and NetApp Flexpod deployments notched up on my belt as well as several Nutanix Hyper Converged Data center deployments

I also have very deep Operating system experience that includes Mainframe MVS, Novell, AS400, ZOS, SUN Solaris, HP UX, IRIX, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Mandarin Linux and many others as well that go back to 1970's computer systems such as DOS and SCO Unix and includes all Apple OS platforms from OS6 up to OS X Unix and many other exotic UNIX operating systems and a few like DEC VMS as well.

On the storage side, my EMC TA (Commercial, Symmetrix, Isilon NAS (TA & Design for TA + Symmetrix) and IE (Symmetrix) certifications as well as my Hitachi HCA and associated IE certifications and similar certs from NetApp, IBM and HP contribute to my broad experience portfolio with storage technology. This includes Nimble and Pure Storage as well as Fusion IO solutions.

In my past lives I have worked for HP Labs, IBM, Cisco, Madge Networks, NCR, Novell, Dimension Data, Forsythe and some boutique consulting specialist companies.

I am considered a well rounded and highly experienced Data Center specialist who has served as a specialist with focus on Servers, Operating Systems, Business Critical Applications, Networking, Virtualization, Telecommunications and Storage technologies of many flavors during my career (product specialist on all of them).

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