Icehouse, the 9th release of OpenStack, is out! Thanks to the 1200+ contributors. OpenStack Icehouse
I write network/compute plugins for OpenStack
My career started off building hosting, streaming video, CDN and most recently cloud IaaS companies. I spent 15 years as a software engineer and have slowly transitioned into being more strategic product and architecture focused. I've had the privilege of getting to know many of the early Openstack contributors and have been inspired by watching the community grow.
I have been helping build a product, at Cloudscaling, based on Openstack since the Diablo release. I've had success extending Nova using existing plug-in interfaces and making Nova simpler and easier to install. I've helped deploy Openstack into some of the worlds largest service providers, telcos, web and gaming companies.
I don't have a lot of experience with non-profits or serving on any boards, I just have a deep desire and motivation to help make Openstack successful and grow a vibrant ecosystem.
Finding the right balance of top down and bottoms up strategy to make sure Openstack serves the need of those building private clouds, new IaaS public clouds and those whom want an open source option to convert their legacy IT organization into more efficient and modern models.
Empowering paths to success that make Openstack even more consumable by those who aren't developers. Strategic focus on interopability with existing technology and services.
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