The Ceph Ambassadors are a team of community managers available to support Ceph communities with the listed responsibilities below within their region. Get to know the team and reach out to your supporting ambassador by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. What we can help with:
- Help organize Ceph Days or assist organizers.
- Help Ceph meet-ups find speakers/sponsors and provide swag.
- Provide content for the Ceph blog (e.g. tutorials, meetup outcomes).
- Help with finding content for Ceph Tech Talks and Code Walkthroughs.
- Promote Ceph on social media channels.
- Collect knowledge from local communities to inspire future activities and priorities.
Danny AbukalamRegion: United Kingdom
Danny Abukalam runs product engineering at SoftIron, working to turn raw and untamed free software projects into commercially supported, turn-key infrastructure products. Most of his time these days is spent taming Ceph and SONiC, and supporting customers in new and interesting environments. Danny has been passionate about open source software for over a decade, previously working at consultancies Codethink and LINBIT. In his spare time he manages a non-profit events company where he’s involved in supporting a number of open source infrastructure events such as Kubernetes, OpenStack and Ceph.
Aji AryaRegion: Indonesia
Aji Arya, hailing from the enchanting land of Borneo, Indonesia, is a dedicated cloud architect based in Indonesia. Specializing in OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Ceph Project Implementation for university, government, and enterprise, he actively engages with the local open-source Indonesia community, sharing his knowledge through his personal blog and speaking at local conferences.
Anthony D'AtriRegion: Western North America
Anthony D'Atri's career in system administration, ops, and architecture has spanned laptops to vector supercomputers. He brings his passion for effective fleet management and server components to bear on a holistic yet, detailed approach to deployment and operations. Experience with architecture and troubleshooting of other storage technologies dovetailed neatly into Ceph. He has spent seven years managing petabyte scale Ceph object and block services and regularly contributes to the Ceph codebase and documentation.
Humble DevassyRegion: India
Humble Devassy Chirammal is a Software Architect in the Storage Engineering team at Red Hat. He has more than 17 years of IT experience, and his area of expertise is in understanding the full stack in an ecosystem, with emphasis on architecting solutions based on demand. These days he primarily concentrates on Ceph and its integration to container orchestrator systems like Kubernetes. He is a maintainer of Ceph drivers in Kubernetes and projects like Ceph CSI driver. He has hands-on experience of emerging technologies, such as IaaS and PaaS solutions in Cloud and Containers. In the past, he has worked on intrusion detection systems, Clustering solutions, and Virtualization. He is an open source advocate and actively organizes meetups on CNCF, Openshift/ Kubernetes, Storage and Virtualization. He is also an author of the book titled "Mastering KVM Virtualization". He was the main co-ordinator behind first Ceph Day India, 2019.
Hang GengRegion: China
Hang Geng is the community manager of CESI (China Electronics Standards Institute) and the most valuable expert of Tencent Cloud. Since 2015, he has been the head of the Ceph Chinese community and has been committed to community development and construction for many years. Currently, he focuses on software-defined storage (SDS) technology, community governance, open source standards, open source education, and open source-related fields, including OpenStack, Ceph, SODA, CHAOSS, etc., and has won multiple open source field contribution awards.
Joachim KraftmayerRegion: DACH
Joachim Kraftmayer is the founder and CEO of CLYSO Inc. based out of Munich Germany with over 30 years of IT, Computer Science and Business experience. CLYSO was founded in 2010 with a focus on promising sustainable cloud solutions with a very strong focus on CEPH since 2012. Under Joachim’s leadership over 350 IT projects have been successfully completed for Fortune 500 to SME companies, government, and NGOs. Joachim hold a Master of Science (Dipl. Ing.) in Computer Science from the Technical University of Applied Sciences (Technische Fachhochschule) in Munich Germany.
Michiel MantenRegion: Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg)
With over 25 years of IT experience, Michiel Manten has been working with Fairbanks and 42on since 2012, supporting open source teams in high-tech industries from all over the world. Together with Linux, OpenStack and Kubernetes, Ceph is the major focus point of the organizations. Michiel has seen all kinds of Ceph clusters, ranging from terabytes to petabytes, spinning disks or all flash, CephFS, RBD and S3. He was involved with organising parts of the OpenInfra Summit, OpenStack Days, Ceph Days, CloudStack Ceph Days and Cephalocon events and he is always looking forward to keeping Ceph alive and active both in the Benelux region and worldwide.
Etienne MenguyRegion: France
Etienne Menguy is focusing on Ceph since 2015, interested by automation and scaling he had opportunities to give many talks about those topics. He worked as SRE for a public cloud provider for five years running the block storage infrastructure at large scale and as storage consultant. Currently working as a storage architect at Ubisoft, he promotes open source for internal needs.
Sina MoghaddasRegion: Amsterdam
With over a decade of experience in infrastructure design and management, Sina is a seasoned professional specializing in OpenStack and Ceph. He possesses extensive expertise in designing and implementing robust infrastructure solutions, with a focus on OpenStack cloud environments. With a deep understanding of OpenStack's architecture and services, Sina excels in creating scalable and reliable cloud deployments. Their proficiency in Ceph enables them to design and optimize distributed storage systems. With a track record of over 10 years in infrastructure, Sina brings a wealth of experience in delivering high-performance and resilient solutions.
Gaurav SitlaniRegion: India
Gaurav Sitlani, originally from Jaipur, also known as the "Pink City of India". Joined Red Hat as an Intern where he started working on Ceph in 2018 supporting Enterprise customers. He graduated from University of Pune with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2018. Currently he's working as a Software Quality Engineer with the Red Hat Ceph Storage team.
Alvaro SotoRegion: Mexico
I was born in a little town in Chile called Linares. I moved to Mexico at 19 years old to
start continue my Computer Science Engineering degree (after getting expelled from a university in Chile) and a master's degree in computer science nearly ten years later, mainly because I got bored with people talking about technological concepts without knowing on what nowadays cutting edge platforms are built, and I wanted to work more on research and less explaining.
I've worked as a freelancer, implementation engineer, and support engineer for larger and smaller companies in LATAM: Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico. As a result, today, I dedicate my time to helping companies healthy disengage away from legacy architecture applications and solutions to fully distributed ones with Open Source technologies.
Ray SunRegion: China
Ray is the CTO of OnePro Cloud, and experienced with a demonstrated history of working in the cloud computing industry especially in OpenStack and cloud migration and DR products. As co-founder of China local Ceph community, Ray aggressively promoted Ceph project and succesfully organized the first Cephalocon APAC in 2018. Also Ray is the Most Valuable Professional of Alibaba Cloud and Tecent Cloud.
Wendy WhiteRegion: Australia
Wendy White began her career as a front-end web developer and multimedia project lead for Scitech, a cutting-edge interactive science museum. This ignited an interest in technical communication, and allowed Wendy to gain valuable insights into making complex concepts accessible to the general public across all forms of media. Wendy went on to craft technical documentation, user manuals, educational videos and training courses for a variety of organisations that required her ability to combine analytical thinking with clear, empathetic communication. Now, Wendy curates and creates technical content around Ceph as part of her role at SoftIron. In her free time, she writes interactive fiction using the open source visual novel engine, Ren’py.