January 21st, 2012

Thank you for visiting the StorageNerve Blog.


My name is Devang Panchigar and author the StorageNerve Blog which is focused primarily on Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Technologies. The StorageNerve Blog started as an experiment to compile some technical storage and virtualization data. Some months into blogging, got an invite to write for Gestalt IT, an enterprise commentary mega blog on subjects around storage / virtualization and enterprise IT. Along with writing for both StorageNerve and GestaltIT, today I am a contributor on several storage and virtualization community sites. Also have been participating in various Standard bodies, technology conferences, shows and invite only technology briefing by vendors. This active participation also enables me to collaborate with storage and virtualization experts around the globe at various levels.


I have recently accepted a job with Accenture as Senior Manager, Datacenter Technologies – Storage Practice.


In my previous role as the Chief Technology Officer at Computer Data Source, Inc (A managed services, hardware/software support/services, value added reseller and a professional services organization), I spent quite a bit of time with our customers to talk to them about various IT technologies and understand some challenges they have around managing their IT environments. Some focus areas have been around Pre and Post Sales Support, Technology Implementations, Technical Support, Escalation Management, Client Engagements, Relationship Management,  Operations Management and Enterprise Architecture. Some internal organizational responsibilities included managing IT Operations, Strategy as it relates to Corporate Initiatives, Strategic Marketing, Partnerships, Organic Growth, Development of new business venues, Research & Development and Business Transformation.


My past roles were CTO at Computer Data Source, Director of Storage and IT Operations at Computer Data Source, Director IT Support at Computer Data Source, Technical Support Manager at Computer Data Source, Network and Systems Engineer at Computer Data Source. Prior to that I have had a role as Sr. Systems Engineer at Telcordia Technologies.


Along with some industry recognized certifications I hold a Bachelors of Science from South Gujarat University, India and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University.






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