Robert Cannistra

Research and Development Head

Mr. Robert M. Cannistra has held the positions of Northeast Regional Manager, Technical Services Manager and Senior Consultant for VLINK Solutions, previously known as AllTechData Systems, a Cisco Partner. His time at VLINK was spent designing, configuring, and implementing highly accessible data networks for various enterprise, service provider and Internet companies across the world. Upon the completion of each client implementation, Mr. Cannistra would create and instruct customized training classes to help the client administer, manage and troubleshoot the newly designed networks. He has taught part-time as an adjunct faculty member for RPI, in Troy, NY and as a technical instructor for MTI, in Poughkeepsie, NY. Prior to VLINK Solutions, Mr. Cannistra held the position of Senior Network Engineer for About.com, Inc. where he redesigned and scaled the network to handle several million Internet users. He specialized in Internet infrastructure at AT&T Solutions. While at Unisys Corporation he specialized in a proprietary distributed paperless workflow environment. Prior to Unisys he consulted for Kodak Imaging Services optimizing and upgrading their mixed NT/Novell network environment utilizing Lotus Notes collaboration tools.