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.
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.
I currently have no prior non-profit board experience.
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.
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