Dan is an Architect/Systems Engineer with over 11 years of experience specializing in Microsoft Server and Database technologies. He is an MCDBA and MCSE and engineers and supports Highly Available Database Clusters on a day-to-day basis. You can typically find Dan at most major conferences including PASS, TechEd and VMWorld. When not working in the exciting world of IT Dan is a mixed martial arts fighter with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt and an avid snowboarder. His work and hobbies have taken him to India, Japan, Thailand and most of Europe.