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I am a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMWare vExpert, and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer. I have over 15 years experience in the IT industry in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administration.

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I'm the author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA and have participated in the technical review of several other books.

Currently I am a Head Geek for SolarWinds, makers of the Database Performance Analyzer database monitoring tool for SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. This role allows for me to work with a variety of customers to help solve questions regarding database performance tuning and virtualization.

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