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Individual Member Profile



Mark Voelker

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

Cisco From 2013-06-17 (Current)
Statement of Interest

I lead one of Cisco's OpenStack development teams and am currently working primarily on deployment enablement and validation.




I currently serve as a technology leader for the Cloud and Virtualization Group's OpenStack Platform team, working closely with other groups within Cisco, our customers, and thegreater OpenStack community. Our work primarily consists of development efforts aimed at increasing customer adoption of OpenStack, making OpenStack deployments easier and more managable, and community participation.  Much of our work is currently focused on StackForge.  I also work on various other aspects of cloud computing and massively scalable datacenter technology.  I also serve as a tech lead in the area of distributed systems (with a special focus on Big Data and Hadoop), provisioning and configuration management, monitoring, Open Source, and application workloads. My work also involves server virtualization, API-driven applications, analytics, network function virtualization (NFV), and software defined networking (SDN).  In the past, I lead a team of developers working on OpenStack at Cisco, including the first work on a representation of OpenStack Networking in the OpenStack Dashboard in Diablo.

I am the cofounder of the Triangle OpenStack Meetup Group, serving 'Stackers in the Research Triangle Park, NC area.  Since it's founding in March of 2013, the group has acculated over 395 members including users, developers, recruiters, students, and other interested parties.  I am also the cofounder of Cisco OSCon, an annual internal conference hosted by the CTO for Open Source Initiatives designed to promote and increase awareness of Cisco's participation in open source and open standards. In 2012 I served as a track chair for the Big Data technical track.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat,Ironic,QA,Deployment