Ask The Data Center Expert: Meet the Experts's Ask the Experts is the place to get your technical and implementation questions answered by some of the leading authorities in the data center field. Our experts have been chosen by our editorial team for their knowledge of specific technology areas. To get a faster response, please choose the appropriate category for your question.

  • Adrian  Bowles

    Adrian Bowles

    Categories:Governance, risk management and compliance strategies

    Dr. Adrian Bowles, an expert in IT strategy and compliance, has been active as both an academic and practitioner in IT strategy and management for over 25 years. He is available to answer your compliance questions to help you keep the auditors happy.

  • James Callahan

    James Callahan

    Categories:Data center security

    JP Callahan is an expert in data center security and can your answer questions.

  • Dorian Cougias

    Dorian Cougias

    Categories:Business continuity

    A pro on business continuity, backup, and disaster recovery, Dorian Cougias will answer your questions on how to keep your data intact and available.

  • Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford


    Robert Crawford has been a CICS systems programmer off and on for 30 years.

  • Tom Goguen

    Tom Goguen


    Tom Goguen, Vice President of Sun's operating platforms group, has overall management responsibilities for product marketing of Solaris, Linux, N1 and Availability Products. He has joined's expert panel to answer your Solaris questions.

  • Jeffrey Gordon

    Jeffrey Gordon

    Categories:Contracts and negotiations

    A seasoned technology related negotiator, Jeffrey Gordon will help you get the best deals for your data center.

  • Lance Harry

    Lance Harry

    No one believes it could happen to them -- a fire in the data center. But all it takes is a malfunctioning power supply or an improperly maintained AC unit and your job and your data center is literally up in smoke. Check in with expert Lance Harry before you get burned.

  • Carrie Higbie

    Carrie Higbie

    Carrie Higbie, our expert on emerging technologies, has been involved in the computing and networking industries for nearly 20 years. She's here to answer you questions on what's coming down the pike in networking for the data center.

  • Charles King

    Charles King

    Charles King, an expert on infrastructure hardware, and product and technology evolution and its effect on the IT market, will answer your questions about short and long term strategies for the data center.

  • Steve Madara

    Steve Madara


    It's getting mighty hot in the data center—literally. As servers get smaller, but more powerful, managers are having an increasingly tough time keeping their data centers adequately cooled. Stuck in a quandary between updating to the latest technology and keeping your environmentals in check? Our cooling expert Steve Madara can help.

  • Matt Stansberry

    Matt Stansberry

    Matt Stansberry is Director of Content and Publications for The Uptime Institute.

  • Michael Coté

    Michael Coté

    Coté is analyst at RedMonk covering primarily enterprise software, specializing in open source, cloud computing, IT management, software development, collaborative, the web, emerging technologies, new media, and social/collaborative software.

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a freelance technical writer with more than two decades of IT experience.

  • Sander van Vugt

    Sander van Vugt

    Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant living in the Netherlands.

  • Frank Ohlhorst

    Frank Ohlhorst is an award-winning technology journalist, professional speaker and IT business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the technology arena.

  • Bill Bradford

    Bill Bradford

    Bill Bradford is a Solaris and Red Hat Certified Engineer system administrator with more than 15 years of industry experience.

  • Christopher Steffen

    Christopher Steffen

    Christopher M. Steffen came to Factual Data Corp. in 1997 as the corporate system administrator.

  • Sander van Vugt

    Sander van Vugt

    Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant living in the Netherlands.

  • Julius Neudorfer

    Julius Neudorfer

    Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT).

  • Wayne Kernochan

    Wayne Kernochan

    Wayne Kernochan is the President of Infostructure Associates, an affiliate of Valley View Ventures and has been an IT industry analyst for 22 years.

  • Stephen J. Bigelow

    Stephen J. Bigelow

    Stephen J. Bigelow, senior technology editor with, has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry.

  • Mark Zelden

    Mark Zelden

    Mark Zelden is a z/OS systems programmer and consultant with more than 25 years of experience.

  • Stephen J. Bigelow

    Stephen J. Bigelow

    Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor with, has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry.

  • Robert Rosen

    Robert Rosen

    Robert Rosen is the past president of the IBM computer user group SHARE Inc.