This episode will discuss the Spectrum Scale Container Storage Interface (CSI). CSI is a standard for exposing arbitrary block and file storage systems to containerized workloads on container orchestration systems like Kubernetes and OpenShift. Spectrum Scale CSI provides your containers fast access to files stored in Spectrum Scale with capabilities such as dynamic provisioning of volumes and read-write-many access.
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User group host: Bill Anderson
|Smita Raut||Smita Raut is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM Storage Labs in Pune, India. She works with the IBM Spectrum Scale development team as the architect for persistent storage for containers. In her nine years with IBM, she has lead the development on various projects, including Object protocol for IBM Spectrum Scale and enablement of IBM Spectrum Scale on public cloud. She is an active technical blogger and has published several blogs on object protocol and container storage interface driver.
|Harald Seipp||Harald Seipp is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Systems in Germany. He is the founder and Technical Leader of the Center of Excellence for Cloud Storage as part of the EMEA Storage Competence Center. He is providing guidance to worldwide IBM teams across organizations, and works with customers and IBM Business Partners across EMEA to create and implement complex storage cloud architectures. His more than 25 years of technology experience includes previous job roles as Software Developer, Software Development Leader, Lead Developer, and Architect for successful software products, and co-inventor of an IBM storage product. He holds various patents on storage and networking technology.
|Renar Grunenberg||Renar Grunenberg is since 27 years at HuK-Coburg. He leads the backup and storage team and is responsible for all the storage and backup stuff in his department and company. Renar has 15 years experience with Spectrum Scale including CES, CSI, ESS and normal core function. In this episode Renar will discuss a use case for Kafka self-service with K8s and Spectrum Scale CSI.
|Simon Thompson||Simon Thompson is the Research Computing Infrastructure Architect within Advanced Research Computing at the University of Birmingham. He oversees the infrastructure and systems team, running the University's HPC and research data systems. This involves experimenting (and breaking) new technology. Simon is also chair of the Spectrum Scale user group in the UK.