Make OpenStack the standard Cloud OS
Haiying Wang joined Huawei in 2010 and is the VP and CTO of Cloud Computing, responsible for Huawei’s Cloud strategy and technology. Most recently he initiated and has been leading Huawei’s OpenStack-based cloud effort. Prior to Huawei, Haiying co-founded and served as CEO of Digital Support Technology, a company focused on delivering an innovative online support service. From 2003 to 2006, Haiying held a R&D management position at VMware in its early days when VMware engineering grew from 100+ to 1000+. Before VMware, Haiying was a Sr. Architect for over 7 years as one of very early employees at Vitria Technology -- a leading business enterprise application integration company. Before Vitria, Haiying worked at SGI contributing to the world first interactive TV system. Haiying holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Alberta and an MBA from Wharton School.
Cloud value is well understood but its adoption has been limited by technology challenges and available platform options. I am a firm believer that having open and standard systems is the only way to drive wide adoption and OpenStack will be the OS for clouds just like what Linux is for servers. I want to see OpenStack become a platform that drives technology innovations and cloud adoptions everywhere.
I have successfully turned Huawei, one of biggest technology companies and traditional closed source developers, into an OpenStack contributor and gold member. I was able to convince Huawei to adopt OpenStack as its cloud solution platform and give up its own closed-source one. I also started to campaign within and outside Huawei to make OpenStack as the ubiquitous platform for Telco solutions.
I have actively involved at professional organizations (HYSTA (Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association), Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, Green Environment Foundation, etc.) and many local youth organizations (National Junior Basketball, Swimming and Soccer clubs, girl scouts, PTA, and youth music organizations) as a board member, treasurer, coordinator, organizer, and volunteer. Volunteering for those organizations offered me chances to make a positive change in the community, creating shared vision among different parties, putting me on the front lines to see impact in action, and making me accountable for the organizations’ success and failure.
The OpenStack Board has been very successful in providing support for achieving the OpenStack mission –protecting, empowering, and promoting OpenStack software and the community around it. This should continue to be the Board’s role for some time giving OpenStack’s platform maturity and market adoption rate.
The barrier for adopting OpenStack is still too high for most of users – the friction and limited ecosystem. The Board needs to promote OpenStack for general use by encouraging application vendors to adopt the OpenStack and supporting OpenStack in application certification and vertical markets, such as the IT host platform and the NFV default platform in Telco.