Esteban Flores has been meddling with computers since he was 8 years old. His life as an IT expert began when he lost a lot of important data belonging to his family by saying he was "fixing the computer." He's worked for top-tier companies, including Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, VMware, Akamai, and Microsoft. With 10 years' experience, his passion for cutting-edge technology has driven him to work on different roles during his professional career. Storage technologies have always been his forte, focusing mostly on performance tuning and optimization. A photographer during his free time, he's been doing Linux-related things since his first job, finding amazement in its flexibility to run from a small laptop all the way up to the world's fastest supercomputers.