Chris Evans has worked in the IT industry for more than 25 years. After receiving a BSc (Hons) in computational science and mathematics from the University of Leeds, England, his early IT career started in the mainframe arena and continued to storage and systems programming paths. During the dot-com boom, he also co-founded a company selling music and digital downloads. Chris has worked as an independent consultant, focusing on open systems storage and more recently virtualization and cloud technologies. In addition to his U.K.-based consultancy work, Chris blogs at www.thestoragearchitect.com and produces articles for online publications. He is a frequent expert contributor to TechTarget’s Storage media group.