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Individual Member Profile


Hui Cheng

Date Joined
July 30, 2012

UnitedStack From 2013-04-14 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Public cloud service based on openstack;




Hui is the CEO & Founder of UnitedStack Inc., an OpenStack start-up with targeting on Great China and Asia open cloud market. As a new enterprenour who has deep engineering background in open source and cloud technologies, Hui gathered a group of OpenStack developers and top engineers from China and U.S., and founded this cloud company to build an open and commoditized cloud OS based on OpenStack as well as some other open source softwares in February 2013. 

Hui’s dream is to build a cloud software company to overthrow the traditional enterprise IT industry, as well as a respectable open source company that could be heaven for technical engineers.

Prior to starting his own business, Hui was the technical leader of the OpenStack team in Sina, where he initiated the first OpenStack based on public Iaas cloud in China, while leading his team to become the No.1 corporate contributor in China.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Keystone,Cinder,Quantum,Tempest,Openstack-ci

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Hui is a candidate in the 2017 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?


As an early adopter and evangelist of OpenStack, OpenStack plays an important roles in my life from last 5 years to the future many years. The biggest contribution to OpenStack's success is that I brought and initiated the OpenStack adoption in China in the early stage, and then strive to educate the market and people to have right understanding of OpenStack culture and technology.


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?


I have been involving foundining China OpenStack User Group from 2012, and has been nominated as a board member of OpenStack Foundation from 2012 to 2013.

I have more than 4 years' experience on multiple roles of OpenStack ecosystem, from being a OpenStack adopter to entrepreneur, from the OpenStack community member to board director, I have good understanding of OpenStack community and technology.


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


The Board plays a strategic and advisory role who defines the future of OpenStack as well as finding the problems and obstacles on the road to OpenStack's success, and guide the whole community to the right direction.


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


The Board should put the following issues on the top priority list:

1. Direct the OpenStack project teams to have more focus on the end OpenStack users and operators' needs and experiences;

2. Enhance the OpenStack tranining program, develop more lectures and certificates on OpenStack, for educating the whole marcket.

3. Keep the meritocracy of OpenStack technical community and governance, to ensure the quolity of decisions and discussions.