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Kenneth Pepple

Date Joined
July 27, 2012

Solinea From 2013-02-25 (Current)
Statement of Interest

I contribute code and documentation to the project as well as architecting implementations




Ken is the co-founder and CTO of Solinea, a leading software and services provider enabling enterprises and service providers to accelerate the adoption of OpenStack clouds. Prior to Solinea, Ken was Cloud Technology Partners’ (CloudTP) Vice President for their OpenStack Practice, where he led the company’s cloud infrastructure consulting efforts. Before that, Ken was Director of Cloud Development at Internap Network Services. Under his leadership, Internap developed and introduced a portfolio of public cloud services, including the world’s first public compute service based on OpenStack. 

Ken and the Solinea team have worked on some of the largest OpenStack deployments worldwide. These solutions, have  included deployment of all OpenStack components, Nova, Swift, keystone, etc. In addition these projects included integration with OSS / BSS systems as well, not OpenStack in isolation. This diverse set of projects have provided Ken a wide ranging view of many solutions in the OpenStack ecosystem. From the OpenStack distributions to the add on tools, Ken’s real world customer centric experience will be a great asset to his time working for the foundation.

Prior to joining the OpenStack community, Ken spent thirteen years at Sun Microsystems where he served in a variety of diverse roles including Principal Engineer for their Asia Pacific Professional Services organization and Technical Director for its Global Servers and Storage line of business. This diverse experience is what lead Ken to OpenStack when the project started in 2010. Ken’s technical contributions to the OpenStack project speak for themselves, from code commits to Summit speaking engagements. Ken has been and continues to be a vocal supporter of the entire community.

In addition to Ken’s project work, he has also authored or co-authored several books. His latest is “Deploying OpenStack” (O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2013). Ken also maintains a blog at on cloud computing technology.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Cinder,Openstack-manuals