Ambassadors

Ceph Ambassadors

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 community@ceph.io. 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 Abukalam

Danny Abukalam

Region: 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.

Anthony D'Atri

Anthony D'Atri

Region: 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.

Hang Geng

Hang Geng

Region: 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 Kraftmayer

Joachim Kraftmayer

Region: 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.

Etienne Menguy

Etienne Menguy

Region: 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. Currently working as a ceph consultant at croit, he is assisting customers to get the best of their storage from architecture to daily tasks.

AhmadReza Mollapour

AhmadReza Mollapour

Region: MiddleEast

AhmadReza is the TechHero (CTO) of ArvanCloud, one of the top cloud providers in the middle east. He is an experienced Site Reliability Engineer with demonstrated leadership experience. He has more than 7 years of experience in network and Linux system administration, developing automation solutions, designing and managing cloud infrastructure, and distributed systems. He always promotes Ceph and has managed and utilized petabyte-scale Ceph object, block, and file storage clusters since 2016 and the Jewel version. He has achieved several awards in the cloud computing and network systems administration fields, including one national gold medal in 2013 and a medallion for excellence in the WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 International competitions.

Gaurav Sitlani

Gaurav Sitlani

Region: 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.

Ray Sun

Ray Sun

Region: 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 White

Wendy White

Region: 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.