Ilya Krutov is a Project Leader at Lenovo Press. He manages and produces pre-sale and post-sale technical publications on various IT topics, including x86 rack and blade servers, server operating systems, virtualization and cloud, networking, storage, and systems management. Ilya has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, backed by professional certifications from Cisco Systems, IBM, and Microsoft. During his career, Ilya has held a variety of technical and leadership positions in education, consulting, services, technical sales, marketing, channel business, and programming. He has written more than 200 books, papers, and other technical documents. Ilya has a Specialist's degree with honors in Computer Engineering from the Moscow State Engineering and Physics Institute (Technical University).