Ronen I. Kat is a research staff member at the Haifa Research Lab in the Storage Systems group.
He is leading development of storage advanced features for virtualization and cloud environments; including development of storage features for OpenStack and data reduction. Recently he was involved in the development of the OpenStack drivers for the IBM Storage systems.
He is involved in developing power management functions for storage systems, and a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Green Grid technical working groups for green storage. His research interests include compression, storage in the cloud, energy usage, storage systems, distributed algorithms and communication networks with emphasis on autonomic systems and self-stabilization.
Before joining IBM Ronen worked in datacenter IT providing services for mainframe performance, communications, databases and applications, and provided engineering support for satellite and Internet networks.
Ronen holds a PhD in computer science from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.