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Individual Member Profile


Ryan Beisner

Date Joined
July 09, 2014



Statement of Interest

My focus is on the sustained community and commercial success of the OpenStack cloud platform, and the ongoing efforts of the OpenStack Foundation in the open-source cloud, edge, container, and virtualization ecosystems.


As the Engineering Manager at Canonical, Ryan leads a global team of open-source software developers who focus on delivering upgradable, supportable distribution methodologies and lifecycle automation tooling surrounding OpenStack, Ceph, and other open-source software infrastructure projects.  He and his team produce and maintain the Ubuntu Cloud Archive, one of the long-standing primary vehicles for OpenStack consumption.  His team's efforts ensure that OpenStack is a first-class citizen in the widely popular Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Ryan is an active member of the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation.  He serves on the board’s finance committee, placing a strong personal focus on the areas of community and commercial sustainability.  He is a core reviewer in the OpenStack Charms project and a contributor to various other open-source projects, both within and adjacent to the OpenStack communities.

In 2018, he helped form the Ceph Foundation, bringing together Ubuntu, Canonical, the Ceph community, and many other organizations to support the ongoing needs of the open-source distributed storage project -- which is a core storage component in many OpenStack and Kubernetes distributions.

His background is in network engineering, software development, and open-source system integration.  His managed services business was acquired by a regional US-based ISP/telecom in 2009, after 9 years of successful operations.  He served as Director of Operations at the telecom, leading its private cloud infrastructure engineering and deployment efforts before shifting gears to focus on OpenStack and Ubuntu in 2014.

  • OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors - From 2019-03-01 (Current)
  • Ceph Foundation - From 2018-11-02 (Current)
  • Canonical Ltd. - From 2014-02-03 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Instances High Availability Service (Masakari),Load balancer (Octavia),Key management (Barbican),Deploys OpenStack in containers using Charms and Juju (Openstack-charms)

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