Dan Herington is the Chief Architect for HP's Virtual Server Environment Advanced Technology Center. The ATC is a lab-based organization that has the mission to ensure the success of customers implementing solutions based on the Virtual Server Environment technologies. For the past four years, Dan has been an architect in the lab working on HP's industry leading Workload Manager and VSE Management products. He has also been responsible for communicating the technical vision of HP's partitioning, on-demand and workload management products to the field and customers. This dual responsibility has provided him with a unique opportunity to both craft the technical message being delivered to HP's field and customers as well as ensure that future versions of the products satisfy the requirements customers have for these solutions. He has delivered hundreds of seminars on HP's Virtual Server Environment Technologies at customer visits, HP field and customer training sessions, and trade shows throughout the world. Most recently he has been a key contributor to defining the vision for the next generation Virtual Server Environment and its management tools, including a number of the new products covered by this book. This role has included working with the project teams responsible for delivering the individual products to ensure that they make up a well-integrated solution and making sure it is easy for customers to realize the vision of an Adaptive Enterprise with these products.
Prior to rejoining HP in 2000, Dan held senior technical and management positions with a large systems integrator and a start-up software company. Dan started his career with HP in Cupertino, California, where he held various technical positions in the OpenView Program. He was involved in the transition of this program from Cupertino to Ft. Collins, Colorado, and later moved to Grenoble, France, where he helped incubate the OpenView program in Europe in the early 90s.
Bryan Jacquot is a Software Architect in HP's Virtual Server Environment Advanced Technology Center. He has worked as both a software engineer and software architect on enterprise system administration applications for more than six years. He developed the first graphical user interface for managing HP's Superdome servers, Partition Manager. Additionally, Bryan developed the first HP-UX web-based system administration interface, which is used for tuning the HP-UX kernel, Kcweb. In his current position, he serves as a technical software architect for the next generation system management tools for HP's Virtual Server Environment. In addition, he works closely with customers to gather requirements and give presentations and training for HP's Virtual Server Environment. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Montana State University Bozeman. Additionally, he is an HP Certified IT Professional, a Microsoft Certified System Administrator, and a RedHat Certified Technician.
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