Joe Hyde is a Senior Storage Performance Consultant and has been with IntelliMagic, since August, 2013. He is a retired IBM Distinguished Engineer with 32 years of experience with high-end disk performance with IBM. Joe has extensive mainframe experience with IO intensive applications, channels and IBM storage with working knowledge of EMC and HDS disk storage offerings. He has a deep knowledge of RMF and GTF in both data reduction and analysis. Joe is an expert in disk storage performance design (hardware, firmware, advanced function) including more than 20 patents in this area. 12+ years of experience with Unix and IBM i based applications sensitive to disk IO performance. His hobbies include running, birding, travel, golf.