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Individual Member Profile


Edgar Magana

Date Joined
July 26, 2012

Workday From 2014-08-01 (Current)
Cisco Systems From 2014-04-04 To 2014-07-31
PLUMgrid From 2013-01-10 To 2014-04-03
Statement of Interest

Neutron to become the default and standard NaaS




I have been an OpenStack member since 2011 as a part of the founding team of the neutron project (formerly known as quantum). I am still a core developer and I have extended my contributions to nova, devstack, docs, heat and other projects.

Currently, I am part of the Cloud Operations and Infrastructure team for one of the biggest SaaS providers. My current role as OpenStack consumer is giving me a different opinion about what OpenStack should integrate and how it can be consumed easier and more scalable for both Service Providers and Entreprises. I am planning to provide my experience to the OpenStack Board in order to drive its direction based on the interest of the Operators and Users, never influenced by technology-specific vendors. 

 Professionally, I have a PhD on Distributed Systems and I have specialized on Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and the most important OpenStack. During my last three positions at Cisco, PLUMgrid and Workday I have completed successful OpenStack deployment in heterogeneous and scalable infrastructures, from vendor specific hardware to commodity one. All improvements have been shared and I have created extended experience on configuration languages such as Puppet and Chef.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Horizon,Quantum,Ceilometer,Heat,Ironic,Openstack-manuals,Deployment,DevStack



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