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Individual Member Profile


Peter Pouliot

Date Joined
July 20, 2012

Microsoft From 2013-03-04 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Hyper-V/OpenStack Integration


I help to maintain OpenStack integration with Microsoft's Virtualization platform Hyper-V.

My tenure at Microsoft began in March 2012 with a task of organizing community members to restore and maintain Hyper-V intgration within OpenStack.  Our team was successful in restoring the Hyper-V functionality to OpenStack in time for the Folsom release and the Continouous Integration Infrastructure running for the Juno release.

I currently act as the OpenStack subject matter expert within Microsoft as well as the evangelist for OpenStack awareness and adoption of OpenStack Windows platforms.

Prior to Microsoft I worked for Novell in the Joint Interoperabilty Lab with Microsoft.  There our team focused on testing and validating Linux workloads on Hyper-V and Windows workloads on Xen and KVM.  In April 2011 I successfully deployed the first OpenStack Cloud using Hyper-V and began my evangelism for Hyper-V within the OpenStack community. Additional experiance includes linux high avialability, network and datacenter infrastructure and security.





I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Openstack-manuals,Openstack-ci


Peter is a candidate in the 2015 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?


I have been driving the efforts to have Windows be a first class citizen in OpenStack.   I believe in Ubiqutity.  That is was originally drew me to OpenStack.   My biggest contribution to OpenStack's success was the part I played in the standing up of the Continous Integariton infrastructure to support Hyper-V within the Nova Project.


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?


In a previous life I worked closely with many non profits within the metro Boston area.   From eductional instituions to fund raising organizations I have worked closely to primarily delivering and supporting IT and technology solutions.   Additionally for some time with Ximian and Novell, I was part of the team that operated the build and development infrastructure for the Gnome Foundation where we reguraly interacted with the foundation executive leadership.


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


The role of the board in OpenStack's success is to provide guidence and governance to the overall project.

Promotion of OpenStack Technolgies and Processes, and driving technological adoption are also included.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2014?



Peter has already been nominated by:

  • Alessandro Pilotti
  • Dorin Paslaru
  • Zsolt Dudás
  • Chris Valean
  • Adrian Vladu
  • Nashwan Azhari
  • Cosmin Poieana
  • Gabriel Adrian Samfira
  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • Lucian Petrut