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Dan Ferber

Software Defined Storage Technologist
Dan Ferber works at Intel helping customers and partners with software defined storage in general as well as open source Ceph. He is involved with a number of Ceph projects including Ceph reference architectures, Ceph performance testing, Intel’s Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) for Ceph, and supporting several partners with their Ceph efforts. Dan is Intel’s representative to the Ceph Community Board.

Prior to SDS work, Dan led the Solutions Engineering team for Lustre at Intel, supporting Intel’s Lustre community partners and customers in HPC and moving Lustre into both commercial and Exascale high performance IO environments. He previously ran Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Whamcloud, a Lustre start-up acquired by Intel in July 2012.

Prior to Intel and Whamcloud, Dan has more than 20 years of high tech experience developing and supporting communications software, configuration management tools, database software, I/O libraries and commercial software at Cray, SGI, Sun, and Oracle. He also has managed engineering, support, and business development teams. Dan received an Excellence in Achievement award from Los Alamos National Laboratory for helping to deliver a successful ASCI Blue Mountain Infiniband system there.

Dan holds a Master's degree in Computer Systems from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor's degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He grew up in New Hampshire and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He lived a year each in Camberley, England and Barcelona, Spain and is now based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dan's focus in on meeting Intel customers' needs.

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Wednesday, December 7