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Individual Member Profile

Karlsson Mats1388


Mats Karlsson

Date Joined
December 06, 2013

Ericsson From 1989-11-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Ensure use of openstack for Telcos


I am currently heading up Architecture within the Ericsson group (VP Architecture reporting to CTO) being responsible for the Network and Implementation architecture for all our products. I was also for a year also heading up Ericsson Cloud Program, i.e. defining and setting the strategy around cloud for the company, including our strategic choice to base our cloud platform product upon OpenStack. Right now my focus is to ensure that we can provide a private-cloud environment for Telco Operators, based on Openstack, that can retain and improve the carrier-grade SLA’s when our applications goes from a box-based to a cloud deployment model.

I am also responsible for Ericsson OpenSource strategy and have been instrumental in drving the foundation of Ericsson initiated opensource projects such as Erlang and OpenSAF where Ericsson has been the founder and major contributor of code.

I have spent my entire career within Ericsson entirely within R&D and management and have been responsible for Ericsson server and platform development (Processor, Operating System, Middleware etc) but is now part of the CTO office driving technology strategy across the company.



Mats is a candidate in the 2014 Board Election.


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?


Ericsson is commited to ensure that Openstack will be the alternative of choice for Telco Operator Private Cloud. This means to ensure that we can take a Telco applications and moving it to Openstack based deployment environment with reatined or improved SLA on the Service level of the application. Ericsson is strongly advocating the use of openstack as the virtualization technology in the telecom market.


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?


I have a solid experience being a board member in Ericsson owned companies and have been the initiator and board representative in a number of Industry Foras.


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


To ensure that Openstack continue to grow in usability extending into private cloud and missioncritical applications besides the current growth.


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


Growth into new segments of use. Ensure usability and training. Balance growth and stability of Openstack.