Internal and Hybrid Cloud Deployment and Support
I am the lead architect for Comcast's OpenStack effort to provide private cloud for the products and services Comcast offers to customers. I coordinate among the OpenStack community, our development, engineering and operations teams and our internal customers to offer best in class cloud services. I have encouraged Comcast's increased participation as an operator in the OpenStack community.
I represent one of the largest private cloud operators of OpenStack in the community. I work to provide feedback around our successes, use cases, and pain points and encourage Comcast engineers to take leadership in the community when necessary and contribute back.
My biggest contribution to OpenSack's success to date is coordinating a subteam to lead IPv6 in Neutron, that team was able to get native IPv6 support upstream in Juno.
I spent 10 years working in the the non profit industry doing IT management, architecture and consulting. The non profits I worked with included medical, educational, legal and religous organizations of all sizes. For several year I directly supported the technology operations for Coptic Hospital, an international non-profit funded by US Agency for International Development operating out of Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and Congo. I spent time there building a platform for the organization to communicate and manage effectively across borders.
In December of 2012 I also joined the board of Concord Retreat, a non profit getaway offering opportunities for people to escape the busyness of life in the NorthEast USA. As part of this board we manage the financials, facility, operations, and long term planning for the retreat center.
I bring a unique perspective as a large scale private cloud operator of OpenStack that enthusiastically supports what OpenStack is doing and where it is going. I bring a neutral viewpoint as a consumer running OpenStack who is also vested enough in the platform to contribute back.
Bringing focus, stability and maturity to OpenStack. OpenStack is expanding in many directions, while this is exciting and grows the community horizantally, OpenStack also needs to focus on maturing existing offerings to support large scale, high performance operations.
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