For our next SQL MCM Profile, meet Kal Yella:

Kalyan (Kal) Yella, Sr. Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft. Kal has 13+ years of SQL Server design and administration experience. He initially started his SQL Server career with a major ERP vendor providing worldwide customer support. Kal then started his consulting career with a ‘Big 5’ accounting/consulting firm and provided database consulting services to major financial companies. In his role as a Sr. Database Architect, Kal designed and maintained complex database environments, which included multi-Terabyte financial database systems. Kal started his career with Microsoft as a Senior Consultant where he traveled around the country, helping Enterprise customers bring operational maturity to their SQL Server environments. In his current role as Sr. Premier Field Engineer, Kal is providing dedicated technical support to major Healthcare and Petroleum customers. His areas of expertise include High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting. Kal is also an MCT and presented at multiple internal and external technical summits.

More profiles on the way (although we’re making it through the list pretty well and only have a few more to go).