Working to develop integration with storage and openstack
Michael has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, ranging from Systems Engineer through IT director. Most recently a Sales Engineer and now Product Marketing/Management Manager for Nexenta Systems. He holds an MBA from Mt. St Mary's University and technical certifications from multiple storage and virtualization vendors. His work on his blog(thesolutionsarchitect.net), on social media (@mletschin) and in the IT community as a whole have resulted in numerous accolades.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Horizon,Cinder,Openstack-ci
As the lead product manager from a storage vendor the use of openstack in the datacenter is of verwhelming importance. This integration into the full solution stack and the single management style allows for storage to be a commodity. Having worked to automate NexentaStor via Chef and Puppet, the commodity model has been extended to the storage realm for both file and block in addition to work being done to continue Nexenta integration with Swift.
I have been a board member on numerous user groups in the past including Vmware User Groups and the chair of the Potomac Regional VMware User conference. This experience as a board member and leader gives me the ability to work with differening views as well as vendor relationships and fundraising when working in non profit environments.
Providing the general direction and focus within the OpenStack community, the board will bring groups together to have a single purpose of driving the datacenter into the future.
Integrate the somewhat fractured appearance of the openstack community to make the full suite a cohesive datacenter approach.
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