Team DPACK

Team DPACK

Sam Kirchoff

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Founder and GM of the DPACK program

As a former pre-sales systems engineering lead for Dell/EqualLogic in Dec of 2008, Sam originally authored a web based log parsing engine for Perfmon and IOSTAT that would clearly demonstrate the combined disk throughput and IO demand of various servers if moved to centralized storage.

After nearly 2 years and due to a cult-like adoption between consumers and providers of technology, the program was officially funded by Dell and the program took on the name “DPACK” at its launch in August 2011. Sam continues to drive the program and its offering in more than 168 countries around the world.

Peter Hunter

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Distinguished Engineer and DPACK Principal Architect

Peter was the 1st employee of EqualLogic following its three founders. Joining our team in 2010 he was instrumental in the inversion of DPACK from a log parsing engine to performance gathering software. Peter is principally responsible for authoring the DPACK “Collector” as well as providing engineering management for the online “Viewer.”

Peter is the author and contributor to several data storage related patents as well as being the original author of EqualLogic’s RAID implementation and SAN HQ monitoring software.

Scott DesBles

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Storage Principal Architect / DPACK Sr. Analyst

As a former Sr. Storage consultant Scott joined Compellent as the Director of Technical Solutions and Principal Technical Evangelist in 2004 and helped grow the company to its later acquisition.

With over 15 years of storage architecture experience Scott joined the DPACK team in 2015 to serve as Technical Evangelist and Sr. Analyst.

Mike Bachman

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Storage Principal Architect / DPACK Sr. Analyst

A former Enterprise Technologist and Principal Storage Architect for Compellent and Dell Storage, Mike (known by most as “Bachman” or “The guy with the bow tie!”) is a consummate evangelist of enterprise technology and student of understanding, exploring and unlocking the value of data.

Mike joined the team in 2015, is currently working on his Masters in Computers and Information Technology, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Uwe Wiest

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Storage Principal Architect / DPACK Business Developer / Analyst EMEA

Uwe joined the DPACK Team in 2015 after being the Storage Systems Engineering Director for Germany. He has more than 15 years of experience in Storage & Solutions Engineering, Marketing and Analytics working for companies like SAS Institute, IBM, Sun Microsystems and now Dell.

Alan Rabinovich

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Storage Principal Architect / DPACK Business Developer / Analyst Latin America

Alan Rabinovich joined Dell in 2010 as the Solutions Strategy Director, responsible for leading the Solutions Teams efforts to provide full support to end-users & channels in Latin America.

Alan joined the DPACK Team in 2015 as the DPACK GM for Latin America. Alan has 20+ years of experience in the Information Technology Market.  Prior of joining Dell, Alan was the Technical Lead at NetApp and EMC.

Josh Wilson

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DPACK Sr Advisor & Product Technologist

Josh joined the DPACK team in 2014 after years of success leading a 12 person systems administration and support team for a large federal contracting company and has an extensive background in Enterprise IT technology. Josh now serves as public speaker and subject matter expert on DPACK as well as manages the software’s global support.

Brian Bollich

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DPACK Operations Manager

Brian joined the DPACK team in 2011 as the lead developer for analytics and integration with corporate data sources.  He has more than 20 years of experience in software development in both private and local government sectors.

 

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