Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann is a full professor at the computer science department of JGU and head of the ZDV (since 2011). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2004 from the Paderborn University and has been an assistant professor in the computer science department of the Paderborn University from 2008 to 2011. Furthermore, he has been the managing director of the Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing PC2 during this time frame. His research interests focus on the application of algorithm engineering techniques in the area of data centre management, cloud computing, and storage systems. He has published more than 100 papers in renowned conferences and journals and is an associated editor of the ACM Transactions on Storage as well as a steering committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS). Prof. Brinkmann is a member of the advisory board of the French Grid’5000.