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Shane Wang

Date Joined
August 15, 2012

Intel From (Current)
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Shane Wang is an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation in 2015 and an engineering manager of the Datacenter and Cloud Software (DCS) team at the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel. Shane joined Intel in 2004 after he graduated from Fudan University and got his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and since 2007 has been working on open source technologies, spanning low-level Virtualization Technology (VT) in Xen and KVM, maintaining tboot - an open source trusted boot solution, Yocto, and managing embedded solutions. Since 2011 Shane has focused on OpenStack, with his team working on Nova, Ironic, TripleO, Magnum, Congress, Watcher, Horizon, Keystone, Neutron, Ceilometer, Cinder, Glance, and the 3rd party CIs.  He led the team and co-authored two books OpenStack Design and Implementation in 2015 and System Virtualization in 2009.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Openstack-manuals


Shane 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?


I am an engineering manager managing the OpenStack development team in Shanghai, and I used to be a Nova active contributor. OpenStack is a great project I have experienced, and definitely I hope OpenStack could be a success to the whole community and industry as a solution for public, private and hybrid clouds.

The DCS team I am in locates at Shanghai and Beijing in China, and Santa Clara and Hillsboro in US.

I led my team in China to collaborate closely with the community to support them on techniques, build OpenStack case studies, and convince customers to choose/transition to OpenStack - such as 1) Huawei, Lenovo, etc. in the OEM field; 2), Baidu, Kingsoft Cloud etc. in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) field; 3) unitedstack, 99cloud, awcloud, easystack, keytone cloud, T2cloud, UCloud-Mirantis, and kylin cloud etc. in the OpenStack Vendor field; and 4) China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) under Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China for national standards. All of the above which I did is to build a better ecosystem of OpenStack and increase wider OpenStack adoption. I also helped to initiate China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL) which is run by Intel and composed of 43 members so far including Red Hat, SuSE, Intel itself, TeamSun, 99cloud, unitedstack etc.

For development, since my team started to work on OpenStack in 2011, I led my team to contribute a lot of features, reviews, fixes to OpenStack upstream and grow up a couple of core developers in Nova, Ceilometer, Ironic, Magnum, Watcher etc.


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?


As one of the representives of Intel, I organized 2 OpenStack PRC Hackathons with Huawei in Shanghai and Xi'an China in 2015 which attracted more than 60 OpenStack developers to join and fixed more than 150 bugs in total. Now it already became a routine event twice a year along with OpenStack releases. I also organized some OpenStack meetups in Shanghai and Beijing, and actively attended other OpenStack meetups hosted by other companies to give presentations, and I helped Intel to host the 8th University OpenStack Innovation Contest in Chinese Universities, and others.


I led my team to write and publish a book OpenStack Design and Implementation in May 2015. It was sold fast, got 3 batches since May and 7.5K copies were printed in 5 months. The book had more people learn and know OpenStack consequently increased OpenStack influence for the readers who are interested in cloud technologies.



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


As an individual board member, the success means that he/she can represent the community and speak for individuals for the purpose of improving OpenStack quality, considering the requirements from those individuals, satisfying the needs of the real business, attracting more members to join OpenStack and keeping those existing members meanwhile, and making the OpenStack community to be a better place for developers, ops and users.

Therefore, I am able to increase OpenStack adoptions and OpenStack members in that way.


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


In my opinion, the top priority of the board is to make OpenStack more stable (product quality) and usable for Enterprise Readiness and Telco Readiness in 2016. I will try my best to leverage our development teams and our resources in Cloud-For-All project to achieve the above goal.

Shane has already been nominated by:

  • Kavit Munshi
  • Jonathan Proulx
  • Kiran Murari
  • David Lyle
  • Anni Lai
  • Jack Mac
  • Tom Fifield
  • Mark Collier
  • Sean Dague
  • Zhenzan Zhou