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Individual Member Profile


Simon Lorenz

Date Joined
March 03, 2014

Statement of Interest

Working on Swift and GPFS cinder driver


Simon Lorenz is an IT Architect in IBM Research and Development Germany. He joined IBM Germany in 1993 and worked on productivity and manufacturing quality improvements within IBM Disk Drive Manufacturing Management software. During international assignments, he helped to improve fully automated chip factories in the US and Asia. Simon has held various positions within IBM Research and Development. Since 2009, he has worked on Storage Systems Management software and has been responsible for subcomponents, such as system health reporting, cluster configuration management, and recovery. Simon joined the IBM Spectrum Scale (built upon IBM GPFS) development team in 2014 and works on the integration of Openstack with Spectrum Scale.

  • IBM - From 1993-09-06 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Swift,Cinder

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Barcelona, Spain
  • Beyond Object Storage - A Unified Storage Architecture for IoT
  • Sharing - What's True Since Childhood is True for Clouds! Using Shared Filesystem in OpenStack Cloud
Austin Vancouver
  • From Archive to Insight: Debunking Myths of Analytics on Object Stores