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Individual Member Profile


Jesse Proudman

Date Joined
August 17, 2013

Blue Box, an IBM Company From 2015-09-25 (Current)
Blue Box Group, Inc. From 2003-08-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Integrate and contribute back to community upstream as part of a Private Cloud product suite.


I have had a passion for Internet infrastructure since the age of 13, specifically for the infrastructure “plumbing” that powers the Internet. Over the past 17 years, I’ve had the privilege of participating in almost every facet of infrastructure operations. Moving from systems administration and operations to software development, and then from CEO to CTO, I’ve been in the fortunate position of being able to manifest my passion into day-to-day execution.

In 2006, Blue Box launched a public cloud powered by containers. Building the company based on that technology offering, I was able to watch the meteoric rise of OpenStack and to become engrossed with the power of the ecosystem. I began to closely watch OpenStack in 2011 and became an avid fan shortly thereafter. As the CTO of Blue Box, an OpenStack based Private Cloud as a Service company; I’m presently focused on bringing the power of OpenStack into the hands of the masses and on eliminating as much of the operational burden commonly associated with the offering as possible.

I am a voice of the OpenStack Operator as an active blogger, through my interactions with the press and analyst community, and in my speaking engagements at a wide range of events.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing additional thoughts on what I would like to accomplish as a board member here:



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Deployment



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