OpenStack powers DreamCompute, the public cloud computing service of DreamHost. We are big fans, coders and evangelizers of OpenStack, and plan to contribute to the vision and reality of the open cloud.
Simon is CEO of DreamHost, and Co-founder and Chair of Akanda, Inc. Simon was also Co-founder and Chair of Inktank Storage, Inc., acquired by Red Hat in April 2014.
DreamHost has been a major contributor to the OpenStack software and community since 2011. DreamHost has launched DreamCompute, a public cloud computing service powered by OpenStack, Ceph and Akanda.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat
Simon has been a Gold Member Director since the Foundation was established in 2012. He Chairs the Committee of the Board that provides guidance to companies considering Platinum or Gold Membership, and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Elections committee.
Simon is on the board of the Museum of Science Fiction planned for D.C., the ANU Foundation, and ThursdayNights (a tech community in California). I believe non profit Boards need strong communication and collaboration to prosper and drive their vision to reality.
The Board's primary role is governance and stewardship of the OpenStack project to promote OpenStack as the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform. I have been a thoughtful and active participant on the Board in growing the global community of contributors and companies in the OpenStack ecosystem, plus working with other Board members to navigate complex issues like the definition of OpenStack core and trade mark policy.
Completing the DefCore work, and continuing to assist the technical community to bring focus and velocity to OpenStack development, for the benefit of all.