Passionate about driving open cloud management standard and enable OpenStack to be that standard.
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a Sr. Director & CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous innovation.
I am also a member of OpenStack board of directors, representing Hitachi.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Cinder,Ironic
I have been representing Hitachi Gold membership for the last 2 + years. OpenStack has helped tremendously to normalize management of key data center infrastructure components - storage, server & network ( physical & virtual ). This is of great value for our customers as it provides more flexibility. This has also been benefitial for vendors like Hitachi as this has paved a way for us to deliver interoperable solutions more efficiently. While OpenStack has helped in these area, there is also lot of room for continous improvement to meet ever evolving IT landscape.
I have been a champion of OpenStack's mission in many external industry events, conferences, hangouts, blog posts etc., Internally within Hitachi, I drive many focused projects to get Hitachi continue to stay engaged and contribute to the OpenStack community.
I have been on board for condo associations in the past. I have also assisted as a contributing member to several red-cross lead activities to support disastrer struck neighborhoods.
At this phase of OpenStack journey, to ensure OpenStack's success, Board needs to stay grounded, actively engaged with all the stakeholders, understand challenges and provide focused guidance to help us all move forward.
Enterprise readiniess of OpenStack is still an unfulfilled mission that we set out to achieve last year. I feel like board needs to help define focus groups and rally support for each of the core OpenStack projects to make them enterprise ready. I personally am looking forward to strengthen Cinder, Manila & Swift, working with other vendors in the storage space.