Experts Team

Jason Buffington

Principal Analyst
Direct Phone Number: 508-244-4813

Coverage Areas:

Data Protection, Storage, Virtualization, Windows Server Infrastructure

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Jason Buffington focuses primarily on data protection, along with Windows Server infrastructure, management, and virtualization. He has actively deployed or consulted on data protection and storage solutions since 1989, working at channel partners, Cheyenne(CA) ARCserve, NSI DoubleTake, and Microsoft.

Prior to joining ESG, Jason was a Microsoft senior technical product manager for its System Center Operations Manager and Data Protection Manager products, along with Windows Server 2008/R2 file/storage features. He has been a certified business continuity planner (CBCP) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer (MSCE/MCT), and he was awarded as a Microsoft MVP in file system and storage solutions. Jason has been a featured speaker at many server-infrastructure, business continuity, and storage events around the world, and his articles have appeared in numerous IT industry journals. Check out Jason’s book, Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers.

Jason studied computer science at Texas A&M University and participated in the university’s Corps of Cadets. He is a very active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a District Commissioner, Assistant Scoutmaster, and advisor in the Order of the Arrow. He is also an avid gamer who occasionally blogs as