Dustin Black

Senior Architect, Software-Defined Storage

Red Hat
  • Industry:Software
  • Interests:travel, BBQ, saxophone

Dustin Black is a Storage product architect at Red Hat, primarily focused on automation and performance optimization of Gluster software-defined storage. He is the creator and maintainer of the gluster-colonizer project, a deployment orchestration toolset that leverages the power of Ansible. Dustin has worked with SDS at Red Hat for more than 6 years, beginning with the acquisition of Gluster. He has worked closely with enterprise users deploying Gluster and Ceph to solve critical business challenges, and in recent years has leveraged his expertise to continually simplify the SDS adoption process and provide technical guidance and reference architectures for price-performance match to workloads. Dustin has a deep wanderlust, enjoys cooking southern BBQ, and plays a bit of saxophone when the mood strikes him.

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