About

I am a storage evangelist and I am the founding member and Chairman of SNIA Malaysia. My name is Chin-Fah, Heoh and I have been involved in IT for almost 20 years.

I have been involved with Storage Networking technologies for more than 10 years with positions in implementation, post-sales, pre-sales, sales and management. My previous companies include Sun Microsystems, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems and EMC. I have a very healthy appetite to learn and hence, I have also been involved in many different IT related topics such as Operating Systems, Networking, Databases, Backup and Archiving solutions, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Storage Management and so on.

I am certified RedHat RHCE, NetApp NCDA, HDS Certified Professional, EMC Proven Professional, SNIA FC SAN Professional (now obsolete), BC Certified Planner from BCM Institute, SuSE Linux Certified Professional, IBM DB2 Certified Associate, Sun Certified Network Administrator and Sun Certified Java Developer. I was also a certified trainer for Sun and Netscape and currently involved in NetApp and SNIA certified trainer engagements.

I like to read (a lot!), mostly in storage networking technologies and open source Linux progress. My favorite topic is on file systems and at present, I have been spending a lot of time reading and learning about Oracle Solaris ZFS and NetApp’s WAFL. Because I am such a busybody, I also got involved (lightly) into new technologies such as EqualLogic, Compellent, 3PAR, Gluster, Isilon and so on.

I am passionate about what I do. I have just started my own business to promote SNIA certified courses and certifications. That is why I started this blog because I am truly ga-ga over storage.

  1. Inspirational work ethic you have. Thank you for your insights on your blog

  2. Hi,
    I am John Verity, editor of a newly-launched website, http://www.datacenteracceleration.com. I am a long-time computer journalist (ex-Datamation, BusinessWeek, etc.). I have been enjoying exploring your website and blogs.
    As my site’s name implies, we are writing about all aspects of making enterprise applications run fast – storage, caching, tuning systems, networking, etc. etc.
    In addition to the blog items that I write each day, we run items contributed by outsiders. And I am writing to see if you would be interested in writing for the site – as time permits. It looks like you know a good deal about IT and storage and I would welcome your insights and observations.
    I am able to pay $200 for items of 500 to 600 words. All I would ask is that the pieces be original – we can’t use text that has been posted elsewhere, such as on your Storage GaGa site, but it’s OK if you wrote about the same topics in a different way; and that one way or another, you address the theme of performance. We’re not so interested in just describing a new product, unless it is very very special and significant, but more ideas, techniques, trends in SSD, lessons learned, advice for other IT/storage people, and smart observations about technology and the general scene.
    (The site happens to be sponsored, for now, by LSI, which makes intelligent data caching boards, but we are free to write about anything we like. That company has no say in our editorial content.)
    Please take a look at the site and let me know what you think. I could use an item a week, or every other week, as you have time for; there’s no need to commit to a regular or long-term schedule. I would welcome any questions you have: verity@techweb.com. I work from my home in California; the website is operated by TechWeb, in New York, which also publishes InformationWeek, Byte and Switch, and many other titles and sites.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    John

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