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About the Reviewers

Michael Bouma in the IT business since 1990, starting as a programmer in assembly and Pascal.

He worked for more than 10 years in satellite communications, where he developed an interest for networks and network monitoring. Michael has worked with Cacti since 2001 and has introduced Cacti as the main monitoring product in three different companies. In his last two companies, he was also involved in writing several plugins for Cacti.

Michael is currently working as a network engineer at Atos Origin in the Netherlands. Here he is developing plugins for customers and setting up tooling and monitoring.

In his spare time he is active with Sloop Rowing races.

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Mark Cutting has been working in the IT arena for the last 20 years. During this time, he has worked in a variety of areas including manufacturing, commodity-based trading, and finance.

In these positions, he has been involved in numerous network and application builds/rollouts, projects, design standards, and day-to-day operations. He currently manages a network consisting of 10 sites globally where he supports the core network infrastructure and the applications that are key to the business functions.

These technologies include SQL, Windows 2003/2008, Cisco, Juniper, Citrix, and numerous others. He also supports a wide range of global MPLS networks, and has designed and developed a network fail-over strategy that provides minimum down time for critical business applications and voice traffic.

In addition to the activities above, Mark is a member of the Cacti forums, under the name of "mcutting". He is also a keen developer, working with technologies such as PHP, MySQL, Bash, AutoIT, and of course, Cacti.

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