Raj is the Director of Technical Services and a senior solutions architect for EPIC Information Solutions (http://www.epic.ca) a local IT consulting firm here in Canada. EPIC is the largest Manitoba owned IT consulting company in the province of Manitoba. He is regularly engaged in projects for deploying Cisco and HP based networks, Windows based operating systems, and server products such as Exchange and SQL. He chiefly deals with Cisco, Watchguard and SonicWall firewalls, Cisco and HP switches and other HP hardware including HP Blade servers and SANs. He is also regularly engaged in VMware implementations. Some of the certifications he holds are a Cisco CCNP and CCNA in routing and switching, VMware VCP 3 & 4, Microsoft MCSE and MCT(trainer), and Citrix CCA. He is working towards his CCIE in routing and switching and in addition to this, he manages a large department of engineers. He is regularly engaged in infrastructure engagements in both the SMB and enterprise markets in almost every vertical. He has been in the IT industry for over 15 years.