Re: TAG Storage Co-Chairs and Tech Lead Nominations - TOC Vote

Ricardo Rocha

+1 binding

On Wed, Jun 02, 2021 at 09:13:26AM +0100, Liz Rice via wrote:
+1 binding (and thanks for stepping up for these roles, Xing & Nick!)

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 7:58 PM Dave Zolotusky via <dzolo=> wrote:

+1 binding

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 8:55 PM Erin Boyd via <erin_boyd=> wrote:

+1 binding! Both will be fantastic additions to TAG Storage.

On Jun 1, 2021, at 12:53 PM, Davanum Srinivas <davanum@...> wrote:

+1 binding. Thanks for stepping up Xing and Nick.

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 10:32 AM Alex Chircop <alex.chircop@...>

Hi all,

The Storage TAG would like to nominate two candidates for roles in the
TAG: Xing Yang and Nick Connolly. Both have been members of the TAG for a
while and have been active contributors - they will continue to help
strengthen the community and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to
the group.

This follows on from Erin's move from the SIG/TAG to the TOC - thank you
Erin for everything you have done with us since the SIG was formed.

Following the SIG operating model, Tech leads are assigned following a
2/3 majority vote of the TOC and a 2/3 majority vote of TAG Chairs.

We are incredibly excited to continue to work with Xing and Nick in
these new roles and would like to thank them for their continued
contributions to the community!

Short bios are listed below for convenience:

*Xing Yang - Co-Chair Nominee*
*Cloud Native Storage Tech Lead - VMware*

Xing Yang is a Tech Lead in the Cloud Native Storage team at VMware,
working on CNS DP ( and vSphere
CSI Driver (

She is currently a Tech Lead in the CNCF Storage TAG ( and a co-author of the CNCF
Storage Landscape White Paper (

Xing is a co-chair of the Kubernetes Storage SIG (, a
co-lead of the Kubernetes Data Protection WG (,
and a maintainer in Kubernetes CSI. One sub-project that she co-leads, the
volume snapshot project ( in SIG-Storage,
moved to GA in Kubernetes 1.20 release.

Before joining VMware, Xing was the Lead Architect of OpenSDS (, now SODA Foundation), an open source
project under Linux Foundation, while working for Futurewei. She was also
former core members in OpenStack Cinder and Manila projects. She worked at
Dell EMC for many years and have developed deep expertise in storage, data
protection, disaster recovery, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

She has spoken many times at open source conferences including
KubeCon/CloudNativeCon, Open Source Summit, OSCON, and Open Infrastructure


*Nick Connolly - Tech Lead Nominee*
*Chief Scientist at Mayadata and DataCore Software*

Nick is the Chief Scientist at MayaData and a pioneer of storage
virtualization with 20+ years of experience, holding patents ranging from
highly scalable algorithms through to data protection techniques.

As Chief Architect, his background in real-time computing and Unix
multiprocessing led to the creation of DataCore’s world-class
high-performance storage stack. Recently he has been working on the open
source WPDK project, bringing the power and performance of NVMe to Windows
using SPDK.


*Please* *reply to this email to vote. As always, the CNCF encourages
non-binding votes from the community, along with the required votes of TOC

Kind Regards,
Alex Chircop
Co-chair CNCF TAG Storage

Davanum Srinivas ::


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