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Individual Member Profile


Cody Bunch

Date Joined
July 23, 2012

Rackspace From (Current)
Statement of Interest

Build transition and migration strategies and process for enterprise customers to adopt OpenStack.


Cody Bunch is a Principal Architect with the Rackspace Private Cloud. In a prior life Cody helped design and build out Rackspace's VMware platform. In addition, he has authored or co-authored several OpenStack and VMware books and run an "Couch to OpenStack" program for Practictioners making the transition to OpenStack.



Cody 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?


My current role is with the Rackspace Private Cloud Services group. Specificaly, this means I build things on top of, or in addition to OpenStack services. Currently this is focused around InfoSec and Usability, however, like all things services, this is subject to change.

The moment I realized OpenStack's success was going to be critical came when I was working with a local university who is adopting OpenStack as part of their research program. Specifically I realized that these will be the foundational technologies that my children build the next generation of things with.

My biggest contribution to date? I'd say it's a tossup between the OpenStack Security Guide and the Couch to OpenSack series. Both of these provide onboarding assistance, guidance, and direction for those getting familiar with or those responsibile for OpenStack deployments.


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?


I currently have no prior non-profit board experience.


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


The board has a critical role in keeping OpenStack successful. It does this by empowering and guiding at times, whilst staying out of the way at others. 


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



Cody has already been nominated by:

  • Jay Cuthrell
  • Christopher Camisa
  • Andrew Storrs
  • Egle Sigler
  • Matt Brender
  • Aaron Dumbrow
  • Nigel Hickey
  • Keith Townsend
  • Michael Davis