Chris brings 18 years of storage system design experience from DEC, StorageTek and Compaq Computers. He has led engineering teams in architecting, development and delivery, beginning with diagnostics and controllers for 14- inch Winchester drives; then the first host-based RAID; the first controller based RAID product at DEC and comprehensive SAN management software. Under his leadership at DEC/Compaq he architected and delivered the industry’s first external SAN management appliance, SANworks Management Appliance. At DEC, Chris was responsible for engineering solutions to meet OEM requirements. His efforts led to a new revenue stream for DEC Chris holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Colorado Technical University, and a BS in Computer Science from USC.