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Major Hayden

Date Joined
July 27, 2012

Rackspace From 2006-12-18 (Current)
Statement of Interest

I want to help people build reliable, efficient, and secure OpenStack clouds.




Major Hayden builds OpenStack clouds as a Principal Architect at Rackspace.

Major is a core developer in the OpenStack-Ansible project with a focus on improving information security in OpenStack deployments.  He holds multiple Red Hat and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) certifications and has written extensively about securing virtualized Linux environments.

Outside of OpenStack, Major has contributed to several open source projects including dracut, systemd, and Ansible. Within the Fedora Linux community, Major serves on the Fedora Security Team and Fedora Server Working Group. Major enjoys writing on his personal blog,, and he talks about technical topics on Twitter as @majorhayden.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Deployment

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