Welcome to the Cisco Networking Professionals Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn how to build scalable and efficient SAN with predictable performance with Cisco expert Mark Allen. Mark is the manager of the storage technical marketing group at Cisco and is responsible for the Cisco MDS 9000 family of products. His expertise includes designing large-scale IP and storage area networks (SANs) and remote SAN extension solutions. He has been at Cisco for 16 years and has a broad knowledge of many network solutions including routing, switching, storage, mainframe, and optical networks. Prior to Cisco, he was a quality assurance engineer with Sun Microsystems, working on optical and IBM emulator products. He has also worked for Tandem and Memorex, testing and developing IP and IBM communications products.
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