Sven Oehme - IBM
Speaking Topic: Scale Out File Services using Samba and a Clusterd Filesystem

Since 1993 Sven Oehme has worked as a Teamlead for a Manufacturing Infrastructure Support Team and as the Development lead Architect for Stonehenge/OESV a scalable Virtualization appliance. Sven has more than 10 years of experience in Windows, Linux, Filesystems (GPFS, CIFS, NFS, AFS, DFS, ...), Clustering, Infrastructure Services and other related topics. Sven currently works as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a Worldwide Level for Filesystems. In a second role he acts as the lead Architect for the Filesystem Competence Center Development Group in the Linux Technology Center develop extreme Scalable Fileserver Solutions.


Sven will focus on the challenges of creating a real scalable NAS filer with hundreds of nodes on top of IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) as a Mule-headed Data Exporter over Ethernet by using common Internet File System (CIFS) like implemented by the Samba Open Source project and Network File System (NFS) protocols. Furthermore, the extremely high performance of such a facility for exporting data in parallel demands for storing very large amounts of data. Introducing new aspects of storage management implemented in today's file systems like storage pools and filesets into NAS appliances enables managing such large amounts in a single namespace.