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Individual Member Profile

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Joe Arnold


Date Joined
July 19, 2012

Affiliations
SwiftStack From 2011-10-24 (Current)
Cloudscaling From 2010-04-19 To 2011-10-17
Statement of Interest

My objectives are to ensure that the OpenStack Foundation: 1) Fosters cross-organizational development of open source technologies. 2) Provides a the organizational structure to support a vibrant ecosystem of users, products and services. 3) Promotes the use of OpenStack software components so that they become ubiquitous in the data center.


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Bio

Since the Austin Summit, I have been heavily involved building the OpenStack user base though successful production deployments, meetups, design summits and conferences. I am a founder of SwiftStack, a company dedicated to the development of OpenStack Object Storage.


 


Projects

I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Swift

 

Joe is a candidate in the 2014 Board Election.


Q

What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?

A

 

For OpenStack to be successful, users must be successful. My biggest accomplishment is getting OpenStack Object Storage in production for large group of users in consumer web/gaming, service providers, and enterprise services. To achieve that goal, I founded a company (SwiftStack) which employs several engineers dedicated to making OpenStack Object Storage a success. 

Q

Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?

A

I serve on the board of the company that I have founded, SwiftStack. I participate heavily in the OpenStack ecosystem.

Q

What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?

A

My objectives are to ensure that the OpenStack Foundation:
1) Fosters cross-organizational development of open source technologies.
2) Provides a the organizational structure to support a vibrant ecosystem of users, products and services.
3) Promotes the use of OpenStack software components so that they become ubiquitous in the data center.

Q

What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2014?

A

Structure of the OpenStack continues to support innovation across many projects.
Continue to fund the awareness of existing production deployments. OpenStack is ready for the enterprise and that story need to continue to be told across analyst / media channels. 


Joe has already been nominated by:

  • Jack mac
  • Gary Butler
  • John Griffith
  • David Cahill
  • John Dickinson
  • paul luse
  • Nick (Nicolas) Barcet
  • Jaesuk Ahn
  • Seth Fox
  • Yujie Du