Joel Christner, CCIE No. 15311, is a distinguished engineer at StorSimple, Inc. Before StorSimple, Joel was a technical leader in the Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU) at Cisco Systems, Inc., driving the long-term product strategy, system architecture, and solution architecture for the Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product and the Cisco broader application delivery solution. Previously, Joel was director of product management for Reconnex Corporation (acquired by McAfee), the industry leader in data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. Prior to joining Reconnex, Joel was the senior manager of technical marketing for ADBU at Cisco Systems, Inc, and a key contributor to the WAAS product line, helping shape the system architecture, craft the product requirements, and enable a global sales team to sell and support the product in a hyper-competitive market.
Joel is co-author of the first edition of this book and also co-author of Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization Fundamentals (Cisco Press) with Ted Grevers, Jr, which outlines architecture and relevance for WAN optimization and application acceleration technologies in today’s dynamic IT organizations.
Zach Seils, CCIE No. 7861, is a technical leader in the Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU) at Cisco Systems, Inc. Zach is currently focused on developing the architecture and network integration aspects of next-generation WAN optimization and application acceleration platforms. In addition, Zach is frequently engaged with partners and internal Cisco engineers worldwide to advise on the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Cisco WAAS. Previously, Zach was a technical leader in the Cisco
Advanced Services Data Center Networking Practice, where he served as a subject matter expert in Application Networking Services for the largest Enterprise and Service Provider customers at Cisco. Zach is co-author of the first edition of this book and was also a technical reviewer of Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization Fundamentals (Cisco Press) by Joel Christner and Ted Grevers, Jr.
Nancy Jin is a senior technical marketing engineer in the Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU) at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she helps develop requirements for product features, drive sales enablement, and manage technical training development for the Cisco WAAS product family. Before Cisco, Nancy held senior systems engineering positions with well-known network and managed service providers, including InterNAP Network Services, Telstra USA, Sigma Networks, and MCI Worldcom.