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Individual Member Profile


Simon Anderson

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

Aptira Pty Ltd From 2016-05-01 (Current)
Akanda, Inc. From 2014-10-29 To 2016-06-15
Inktank From 2011-12-28 To 2014-04-30
DreamHost From 2011-06-22 To 2015-11-25
Statement of Interest

Simon has been a major supporter and promoter of OpenStack since 2011 as a founding member, Board member and as CEO of DreamHost, and Co-founder of Inktank and Akanda. Simon is now Chairman of Aptira, the leading OpenStack services company in the Asia-Pacific region.


Simon is Chairman of Aptira, the leading OpenStack services company in the Asia-Pacific region. He is the former CEO of DreamHost, and a founding member and Board member of the OpenStack Foundation. Simon has Chaired the Gold Member Committee and been a member of the Finance Committee, DefCore Committee and Product Working Group of the Foundation.

During Simon's tenure as CEO from 2011-2015, DreamHost has been a major contributor of code, governance and community to OpenStack. DreamHost launched DreamCompute, a public cloud computing service powered by OpenStack, Ceph and Astara in 2013.

Simon was co-founder Co-founder and Chair of Akanda, the major developer and supporter of the OpenStack project Astara, a network services orchestration platform for OpenStack clouds.

Simon was Co-founder and Chair of Inktank, the company behind the Ceph storage system, acquired by Red Hat in April 2014. 




I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat



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