I have worked with Chris Evans on many occassions at a Financial Blue Chip Company. Chris was the leading technical SAN resource in the Storage group regionally. The main trouble shooter, any “show-stopping technical issues” Chris Evans was and is the man to call. Chris was or is the main architech for designing the present SAN in this Financial institute. So I cannot praise this gentlemans technical abilties for Storage knowledge…high enough. He’s at the top level technically of SAN/Storage knowledge in the IT industry. As a person very approachable, and very independant, although always a team player, can be very resourceful, needs little dependancies.
All round likable person.
Chris and I working with numerous international teams and solution architects have spent the last year addressing a plethora of challenges with backup and storage for Norsk Hydro through multiple projects. During this time Chris’s expertise has been invaluable as the estate has required a lot of management implementing new solutions, fixing poorly configured environments, documenting processes, training staff and project managing deployments. Chris has also worked very closely with specific customer sites walking them through new design offerings to improve their capability allowing for easier day to day management, addressing scalability and improving operational efficiency. Chris’s depth and breadth of knowledge is something to behold as he possess the ability to quickly assess and recommend solutions. Chris is methodical, pragmatic and calming in demanding situations which has been paramount with this customer.
Chris is a detail oriented, highly motivated individual. Chris thrives on his technical expertise, and delivers at or above normal expectations. Chris continually delviers top quality work.
I am delighted to highly recommend Chris who is not only one of the most technically knowledgeable peple in the IT Stoarage Industry but who is also a consumate professional and utterly trustworthy. Chris has always been scrupulously fair and has shared the business requirements of his clients with us and other vendors in a totally unbiased manner. I have no hesitation in recommending him in the knowledge that he will always represent the interests of his clients first and ensure the best solutions are provided by technology vendors.
Having Chris on the team made a big difference and he helped us with a number of roles including product management, presales, technical design and product architecture. Chris is also one of those people you can always go to for technical support and exchange of ideas. The team were always impressed by his deep and broad knowledge of storage hardware and software.
My primary role is Storage Product Manager for EMEA at JPMC, and I have worked closely with Chris (in his role as principle storage architect) throughout his time at our company on initiatives such as data centre design, LOB Solution Architecting, business case development, new product testing, product exploitation, storage virtualisation, and the like.
Chris is highly organised and structured in his approach to work, and has always delivered what he has been scoped and tasked to do. He does not need chasing or leading. He is a self motivator and initiator. He listens to other(s) points of view. He has continually demonstrated a pro active ability to pick up, learn and use new knowledge and skills.
From a technical perspcective, there has been no technical work that Chris cannot deal with. He has delivered on major technical activities in all main lifecycle areas of Plan, Build, Deploy and Operate.
All in all, a very valued resource who is both polite and professional in all that he does.