About

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 20 years.

I have been involved with Storage Networking technologies for more than 10 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 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 and Sun Certified Java Developer. I was also a certified trainer for Sun and Netscape and currently involved in 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 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 passionate about what I do. I have just started my own business to promote SNIA certified courses and certifications. That is why I started this blog because I am truly ga-ga over storage.

9 Responses to About

  1. adding Tegile and XtremIO to my watchlists…
    steve

  2. You should list your CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA certification as well.

  3. Jgan says:

    A trivial question: is it normal for the older blog post to have missing diagrams in the article.

    Cheers.

    • cfheoh says:

      Thanks Jay,

      I am aware of the missing diagrams. I have been inactive for 2 months and now I am taking my time to rework on the blog again. I will get the diagrams back. Thanks for reminding.

      /Chin-Fah

  4. Luke says:

    Why storage user in Malaysia are slow in upgrading is it the cost or technology factor or ignorance, I find more corporates
    customers pays arms and legs for Storage but always under utilize or not well managed, the feedback also says the storage prices are the highest in Asian region compare with US and Europe which is almost cheaper about 50% in Europe and US why?

    • cfheoh says:

      Hi Luke

      Thanks for your comment. Seems like you have experience with Malaysian users.

      I am not being specific but in general, I see that most Malaysian users lack the competence and intelligence to partake in understanding, implementation, operating and maintaining storage networking and data management solutions. This could be a result of the treating vendor’s proposal with apathy and taking little willingness to learn.

      As a result, I find that most users and customers take the shallow path and easy way to deal with various IT projects.

      I am prepared to take on any flaming if Malaysian users find my response offensive. BTW, I am telling the truth.

      Thanks
      /Chin-Fah

  5. Will says:

    Hi Chin-Fah,

    Can I have your email please ?

  6. Will says:

    Thank you!

    I will send you an email later.

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