About the Authors
Erik Vanden Meersch is a Technology Expert for Sun in Northern Europe, focusing on servers and the Solaris product. Erik is often involved in designing architectures for environments with high-availability requirements. With Sun for six years, Erik entered the company as a Solaris software instructor. He has a degree in electronics engineering, and his career, prior to joining Sun, includes research on algorithms for Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design, software engineering, and CAD support.
Kristien Hens is currently working as a Technology System Engineer, with focus on storage and cluster. For four years before joining GSO, Kristien worked for Sun Educational Services where she taught storage and Sun Cluster courses. In addition, she developed and taught the courses "Oracle 9i for Sun Engineers" and "Oracle 9i RAC on Sun Cluster 3.x Workshop." Prior to joining Sun, Kristien worked as a developer in the field of computational linguistics.