skip to content

Jason Basler

Jason Basler is a portfolio architect for IBM Spectrum Protect™.  He has been part of the development team for over 24 years, and has expertise in various Spectrum Protect technologies as well as related storage technologies. He is the architect responsible for the IBM Spectrum Protect blueprints with a focus on scalability and publishing best practices derived from experiences in the test labs.

Thomas Baumann

Thomas Baumann is founder and head of tiri GmbH http://www.tiri.li/, a service company and IBM Business Partner in Germany (Hamburg) concerning Software Defined Storage, Backup & Recovery, IBM Cloud (Kubernetes, Docker) and Linux System Automation as well as Security Monitoring / Security Information and Event Management.

He has more than 25 years of IT experience. His areas of expertise include IBM Tivoli Storage Manager / Spectrum Storage implementation projects and education at customer sites.

He holds several certifications, including technical and sales, and acts also as Instructor. Moreover he is member of the TSM Early Access Program.
Currently he uses enhanced technologies in Logmanagement, and Security Monitoring, and uses this knowledge also for the IBM Storage Administration.

Stéphane Cardot

Director Pre-Sales EMEA

With more than 20 years’ experience in backup and archive technologies and with expertise in deduplication, disaster recovery, data management and Cloud, Stéphane Cardot is Director of Pre-Sales for EMEA, at Quantum.

In this role he’s responsible for growing the Quantum brand across key EMEA regions, while also maintaining and enhancing the Pre-Sales teams and customer pre-acquisition processes. He reports directly to Gilles Gabriel, VP Sales EMEA.

Prior to this role, Stéphane also worked at Quantum as a Pre-Sales Manager and before this, as a Field Engineer. Before joining Quantum he worked in various technical support roles, focusing on archive optical systems for companies including HP, Plasmon, Ricoh and Nikon.

James Damgar

James is a software engineer with over 11 years of experience working in IBM Storage. For the past 7 years James has specialized in performance analysis and development for Spectrum Protect, with prime experience in the areas of the OC GUI, VMware support, object storage support, and cloud blueprint guidance. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Computer Science with Georgia Tech. James lives in Tucson, Arizona and enjoys staying active and practicing photography as a personal passion and hobby.

Colin Dawson

Colin is a portfolio architect for IBM Spectrum Protect™.  He has been with the product development team for 26 years.  While always in development, he has performed many roles from development of new code, product support, and architectural leadership.  His primary focus has been on the server and Operations Center. Most recently, his role has been to work closely with offering management and architects to help provide the best product possible.

Alexander Dunaevskiy

Alexander Dunaevskiy is a lead administrator of the backup and archive  system of Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of Bavarian Academy of  Sciences.

Andre Gaschler

Andre Gaschler joined IBM 1994. He is working in the EMEA Storage Competence Center in Kelsterbach as an expert for Data Protection and Retention solutions. With his experience of more than 10 years in IBM Spectrum Protect he is supporting customers in pre-sales and post-sales projects, developing Spectrum Protect solution designs for small and larger data center backup solutions.

Kurt Gerecke

Kurt Gerecke was working for IBM nearly 40 years and within this time he did focus on storage technologies and storage solutions for more than 36 years. He is author of the IBM system storage compendium and it’s addendum and many other technical storage publications. Since his retirement 2015 he is working as storage consultant for Tech Data Advanced Solutions.

Stephan Graf

Education
  • 1994–1997 professional education, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Mathematisch
  • Technischer Assistent.
  • 1998–2002 Diplom, Fachhochschule Aachen - Abt. Jülich, Jülich, Diplom Mathematiker.
  • degree program: Technomathematik
  • 2007–2009 Master, Fachhochschule Aachen - Abt. Jülich, Jülich, Master of Science.
  • degree program: Technomathematik
Diploma thesis

Datensynchronisation zur Einbindung von Linux Laptops in einen Rechnerverbund für
wissenschaftliche Arbeitsplätze
Prof. S. Pawelke
The ZAM(JSC) has run Linux/UNIX workstation groups as desktop systems for scientists. To
integrate notebooks into this environment a synchronization tool was developed to use the
notebook as a workstation group client in an offline kind mode.

Master thesis

Entwicklung eines Werkzeugs zur Analyse des OS-Jitter Effekts auf High-Performance
Cluster-Systemen
Prof. rer. nat. M. Reißel
In this Master Thesis I investigate the OS-Jitter effects on different (operating) systems using
local micro benchmarks and a self written MPI tool to see the impact of the jitter on parallel
application. I have shown how to get information of the jitter source from the benchmark
results using frequency analysis.

Experience

  • 1997–2010 Scientist, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, ZAM/JSC.
    Working as system administrator for several systems/servers.
  • 2010–2016 Scientist, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, JSC.
    Member of the storage group in the Division High-Performance Computing Systems at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.
  • 2016–today Scientist, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, JSC.
    Team leader of the storage group in th eDivision High-Performance Computing Systems at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre

Thomas Grüning

-tba-

Thomas Harrer

CTO, IBM Systems Europe, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Member IBM Academy of Technology, Member Technical Expert Council Central (TEC)

Thomas Harrer is Chief Technology Officer for IBM Systems Hardware Sales Europe. He helps clients across Europe to evolve their infrastructure architecture. He is an advocate known for his forward thinking and leadership in Artificial Intelligence, Data, Blockchain as well as mission critical Core Systems and hybrid cloud solutions. 

Nils Haustein

Nils Haustein joined IBM in 1994 after successfully completing the work for a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University Chemnitz. As storage engineer he has worked in various technical positions at IBM in manufacturing, technical support, presales and services. His focus areas are backup and archiving for file and object storage solutions. He has co-authored the book “Storage Networks explained” (“Speichernetze”) which has been published in its 3. revision in March 2019. As a leading master inventor at IBM he fosters the development of patents.

Lars Henningsen

Co-founder of General Storage in 2001. Almost 30 years of TSM experience as a systems engineer, consultant and software developer.

Greg Van Hise

Greg is responsible for Spectrum Protect Technical Strategy and is an IBM Master Inventor.  Greg is a veteran of the storage industry with recent work focusing on cloud, Kubernetes and OpenShift. Prior to this, Greg held strategy, development, architecture and strategy roles with TSM, TPC and DFSMShsm.

Del Hoobler

Del Hoobler is a Principal Offering Manager for the Spectrum Protect portfolio. He was worked on Spectrum Protect for more than 25 years, primarily as a developer. For the past five years, he has spent time working with clients, business partners, and field teams to better understand their business requirements in order to help shape the roadmap and future directions of Spectrum Protect. He lives in the Boston area and enjoys being outside and spending time with his family.

Daniele Kruse

Daniele Francesco Kruse studied computer science engineering and received his M.S. at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He started working at CERN in Geneva in 2009, doing research on performance monitoring of high energy physics applications, and on vector programming. In late 2010 he joined the backup and archive team at CERN as a service manager and software engineer. In late 2016 he moved to Zurich and he is now part of the Data Backup and Recovery Team at ETH Zurich.

Peter Minig

Peter Minig holds a diploma in electrical engineering and computer sciences. After completing his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen, Germany, he joined IBM in 1998. Peter started with supporting client and server infrastructure, gaining experience with systems management. In 2005 he changed focus to storage, data protection & retention. As a member of the Tivoli Storage Manager engineering team, he collected experience and knowledge in the design, implementation and support of complex TSM based DP&R environments. Since 2015, Peter is a member of IBM's Systems Storage Lab Services team, supporting customers with the planning and implementation of DP&R related HW & SW products., like Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Protect Plus, Tape, Storwize.

Urs Moser

Urs Moser is currently working for various projects as an IT consultant for various companies as a self-employed person. He worked for IBM Switzerland for over 44 years on different Projects in Switzerland and Germany  as well on EMEA. He has more than 40 years of IT experience, including over 28 years experience with storage management products such as DFSMS / WDSF / ADSM and Tivoli Storage Manager, Spectrum Protect and TSLM (Tape System Library Manager).

His areas of expertise include IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM Spectrum Protect, implementation, migration, tuning projects and education.
Mail: urmmoser at gmail.com

Dominic Mueller Wicke

Dominic joined IBM and the Spectrum Protect development team 12 years ago. Today he is a development architect for Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus. In the past years he gathered some experience with integrating Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Scale for backup, HSM and disaster recovery. Dominic enjoys spending time with his four kids and restoring old German cars. 

Stephan Peinkofer

LEAD DEVELOPER STORAGE ARCHITECTURES

Stephan joined LRZ in 2008 as storage specialist. He is responsible for the LRZ Backup and Archive System, which can be used by all researchers of the Munich Universities as well as LRZ’s HPC users to store vast amounts of data. Since 2016 Stephan leads a team developing a novel storage infrastructure service for data-intensive sciences. Before Stephan joined LRZ, he worked as Software Architect for Identity Management Solutions at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). Complementary to his work at MUAS and LRZ he studied computer science at MUAS and the Technical University of Munich and received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2008.

Hanspeter Schneibel

Hanspeter Schneibel is employed by Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). Hanspeter has been active in storage management for several years.

He is lead architect and storage specialist at ZKB with the primary responsibility on Spectrum Protect.
Mail: Hanspeter.Schneibel at zkb.ch

Jim Smith

Jim Smith is the IBM Spectrum Protect architect responsible for Spectrum Protect Plus and Spectrum Protect virtual server data protection (VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V), unstructured data and large file systems (Backup-Archive client). Jim is a thirty-year veteran of the storage industry with IBM and has authored several technical papers relating to data protection. He is also an IBM Systems Master Inventor. Jim lives in Northern California.

Joerg Walter

Joerg Walter holds a diploma in electrical engineering and computer sciences. After completing his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen, Germany, he joined IBM in 2000.

Joerg worked in various technical positions within IBM. Starting with network engineering & design, he changed focus to storage, data protection & retention in 2005. Being a member of the GTS Tivoli Storage Manager engineering team, he collected vast experience and knowledge in the design, implementation and support of complex TSM based DP&R environments.

Since 2011, Joerg is a member of IBM's Systems Storage Lab Services team, supporting customers with the planning and implementation of DP&R related HW & SW products, like Spectrum Protect / Spectrum Protect Plus & Spectrum Protect Snapshot and physical and virtual tape.

Josef Weingand

Josef Weingand is Business Development Manager for Tape Storage at IBM for Region DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). He has 23 year of experience providing technical and sales support for Data Protection and Data Retention solutions. Josef support Clients, BP and IBM Sales to find the right backup and archive storage solution which is secure, meet the right performance requirements and is also cost-effective.
Josef has co-authored several IBM Redbooks and developed several patents.

Daniel Wendler

Daniel Wendler holds a diploma in computer sciences. After completing his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany, he joined IBM in 2005. Daniel worked in various technical positions within IBM. He started with last level post sales support for open system tape products and data protection & retention solutions as EMEA Product Field Engineer.

Since 2018, Daniel is a member of IBM's Systems Storage Lab Services pre-sales team, supporting customers with the planning and implementation of DP&R related HW & SW products, like ProtecTIER, physical tape and IBM Security Key lifecycleManager encryption solutions.

Monika Wolf


Monika Wolf joined IBM 1980. She started with ADSM in 1994 on the system i and joined the Technical Support for Spectrum Protect in 2010.