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 Director of Inktank. Both companies are very actively involved in developing, promoting, and using OpenStack globally.
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 Gold Membership, and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Elections committee.
DreamHost launched DreamCompute in 2013 - a public cloud computing service powered by OpenStack and Ceph.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat
DreamHost has developed an OpenStack powered public cloud computing service, DreamCompute. Inktank provides enterprise support and subscriptions for Ceph, the open source distributed storage software used for block storage in OpenStack private and public clouds.
Simon was part of the group of intending members who worked to establish the OpenStack Foundation in early 2012, and was elected a Gold Member Director in August 2012. He is very active in promoting OpenStack globally, and most recently spoke about OpenStack on the Cloud panel at Dell World in December 2012.
Simon has served on the Board of a not-for-profit organization promoting Australian interests in the US and internationally - www.advance.org.
Simon has also been a Board member of a number of venture-backed startups in the US and Australia.
He brings a lot of experience navigating large complex issues and finding positive solutions to them.
The Board's job is to drive the mission of OpenStack forward - promoting and evangelizing OpenStack software and supporting the rapidly growing community of developers who code it.
The Board also plays a role in bringing more major contributors to the project, and contributing insights on the market that may guide the future development roadmap.
With 24 participants, Board members need to be able to listen well, ask questions to understand points of view, and then collaborate on solutions to ensure that the important work of the Board gets done.
Promoting and supporting adoption of OpenStack by service providers, enterprises, and research institutions globally.