I am a storage evangelist and I am the founding member and Chairman of SNIA® Malaysia. My name is Chin-Fah, Heoh and I have been involved in IT for more than 30 years.
I have been involved with Storage Networking technologies for more than 30 years with positions in implementation, post-sales, pre-sales, sales and management. My previous companies include Sun Microsystems®, NetApp®, Hitachi Data Systems® and EMC®. I am currently the General Manager Asia Pacific Japan for iXsystems™.
I have a very healthy appetite to learn and hence, I have also been involved in many different IT related topics such as Operating Systems, Networking, Databases, Backup and Archiving solutions, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Storage Management and so on.
I am certified RedHat® RHCE, NetApp® NCDA, HDS Certified Professional, EMC® Proven Professional, SNIA® FC SAN Professional (now obsolete), BC Certified Planner from BCM Institute, SuSE® Linux Certified Professional, IBM® DB2™ Certified Associate, Sun Certified Network Administrator, Sun Certified Java™ Developer, CompTIA® Storage+, BeeGFS Certified Systems Engineer and Prace Advanced Computing HPC certification. I was a certified trainer for Sun and Netscape™ and also NetApp® and SNIA® certified trainer engagements.
I like to read (a lot!), mostly in storage networking technologies and open source Linux progress. My favorite topic is on file systems and at present, I have been spending a lot of time reading and learning about iXsystems™ TrueNAS®/FreeNAS™, Oracle® Solaris™ ZFS and NetApp®’s WAFL™. Because I am such a busybody, I also got involved (lightly) into new technologies such as EqualLogic®, Compellent®, 3PAR, Gluster, Isilon and so on.
I am very passionate about what I do. That is why I started this blog because I am truly ga-ga over storage.