Steven Ekren is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft's Windows Server, focusing on high availability and storage. Currently he is focused on providing highly available and performant storage using Storage Spaces Direct in disaggregated and hyper-converged configurations. Steve also works to improve diagnostics and management for failover clustering. His back ground includes 13 years in Microsoft's product support helping enterprise customers with Windows Server, specializing in system recovery, storage, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Computer Cluster, and failover clustering. Steve has spent the last 8 years work on high availability for Hyper-V and usability and management improvements for Windows Server failover clustering including Storage Spaces Direct and his passion is working with customers to provide the solutions that make them and their companies successful.