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Individual Member Profile


Kiran Murari

Date Joined
July 29, 2012

Gaian Solutions From 2016-07-04 (Current)
Statement of Interest

An ardent fan of OpenStack and wanted to see OpenStack as the Cloud OS




Kiran has played the role of an individual contributor and a team player working with diverse cross functional teams. Some of his responsibilities include design, implement, document, maintain and support infrastructure solutions.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Quantum,Deployment,DevStack


Kiran is a candidate in the 2016 Board Election .


What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?


Kiran has been working on OpenStack activities since close to its inception. He started his journey by documenting the usage of OpenStack and has contributed for the documentation project till Havana release.

He wish to see OpenStack being used as the Cloud OS and get the functionality of each needed component as a service. That way OpenStack stands as a platform that will be used for building the needed resources to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service and used towards geting Anything-as-a-Service.


Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


Kiran has been active in various Linux forums and has handled the documentation and support related tasks on Ubuntu forums. This has showed the clear path that needs to be followed towards continous collaboration.


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?


OpenStack comprises of several core & sub-core projects so there should be good community collaboration and indulgence in each project which can be acheived properly through the goverance by the Board.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2016?


In due course of time the Board has built up a good governance model that has clubbed many people in their technical thoughts and has extensively colloborated to make this complete ecosystem as free and OpenSource. This is something very much needed and has to be done in getting the concepts around the OpenStack ecosystem.

Kiran has already been nominated by:

  • Srinivas Miriyala
  • Hrishikesh Barua
  • Johnson D
  • Kord Campbell
  • Vikas Choudhary
  • narasimha sv
  • Vivek Cherian
  • Prashant Dhage
  • atul jha