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Individual Member Profile


Steven Dake

Date Joined
July 21, 2012



Statement of Interest

adjacent community integration, governance


Steven Dake currently serves as an elected Individual Director of the OpenStack Foundation.  Steve is focused on making multicloud computing a reality.  Steve is also actively involved in bridging communities between the OpenStack community and adjacent communities.

Steve currently serves as a reviewer of some parts of Istio, in addition to contributing significant portions of the Istio multicloud implementation.

Steve currently serves as a core reviewer of OpenStack Kolla.  Steve previously served as Kolla PTL for Newton, Mitaka, Liberty, Kilo and Juno cycles.  Steve was also a Magnum core reviewer at the same time as serving the Kolla community as PTL, and contributed to the definition and implementation of the initial Magnum architecture.

Prior to gaining an interest in container technology, Steve initiated and served as PTL of OpenStack Heat with a small development team while at Red Hat, Inc.  During this period, Steve served as Heat PTL for Essex, Folsom, and Grizzly.

Prior to Steve's involvement in OpenStack, Steve was primarily focused on the development of open source high availability technology leading the design and implementation of Corosync, a group communication system, which combined with Pacemaker is the de-facto standard high availability stack for Linux.  During this period of his career, Steve also served as a technical community leader for the modern Linux high availability stack.

Steve enjoys Hi-Fidelity analog tube audio, electric RC car racing, and hiking with his wife, daughter, and son.

  • IBM - From 2019-07-03 (Current)
  • NetApp - From 2019-01-07 (Current)
  • Cisco Systems, Inc - From 2015-02-02 To 2018-12-07
  • Red Hat - From 2012-03-01 To 2015-01-30


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Orchestration (Heat),Bare Metal Provisioning Service (Ironic),Container Orchestration Engine Provisioning (Magnum),Deploys OpenStack in containers using Ansible (Kolla-ansible)

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