JC Lopez

Storage Advanced Technology Specialist

Jean-Charles "JC" Lopez, an Advanced Technology Specialist at IBM, has been in the field of storage for over 30 years. He has dealt with the challenges of each era over different operating systems and in different environments—from OpenStack to OpenShift and from mainframe to open systems. He likes to share his passion for storage while promoting open-source solutions. Since 2019 he's been working full time with Red Hat OpenShift customers and help them build data services platforms around Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (now part of the IBM Storage Fusion solution).

He has been continuously working with Ceph since 2013 while at Inktank and Red Hat and has authored Ceph courseware and IBM Redbooks.