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Individual Member Profile


Jean-Philippe Evrard

Date Joined
July 06, 2015



Statement of Interest

Improving cross-project/cross-company collaboration

Jean-Philippe Evrard is a learner, problem solver, solutions bringer. He started to contribute in OpenStack in 2015. He was the PTL of OpenStack-Ansible during the Queens and Rocky cycle. He was member and chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, and core reviewer on multiple projects. He was also an OpenStack release manager. He owns his own company, TLaaS, advising companies on their open-source strategies and providing leadership services. He is currently working for City Network, as CTO. Jean-Philippe (JP) is a lover of open source software, and is involved or follows other open source communities when he can. If you missed him in OpenStack events or meetups, you can still meet him every year at the FOSDEM, handling the openstack booth with fellow OpenStackers.
  • Cleura - From 2021-06-07 (Current)
  • TLaaS - From 2021-06-01 (Current)
  • SUSE - From 2018-05-02 To 2021-06-07
  • SUSE - From 2018-05-02 To 2021-05-28
  • *independent - From 2018-04-25 To 2018-05-02
  • Rackspace - From 2016-04-04 To 2018-04-25
  • Rackspace - From 2016-04-01 To 2018-04-27
  • Belnet - From 2012-03-01 To 2016-03-18


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Networking (Neutron),Object store (Swift),Identity service (Keystone),Orchestration (Heat),Bare Metal Provisioning Service (Ironic),Container Orchestration Engine Provisioning (Magnum),Benchmarking tool (Rally),Command-line interface for all OpenStack services (Openstackclient),Official Python SDK for OpenStack APIs (Openstacksdk),Block Storage (Cinder),Deploys OpenStack in containers using Helm (Openstack-helm),Client library for interacting with OpenStack clouds (Shade),Lightweight OCI containers (LOCI),Placement service (Placement),The OpenStack Integration Test Suite (Tempest),Image service (Glance),Database as a Service (Trove),DNS service (Designate),Deploys OpenStack in containers using Ansible (Kolla-ansible),Key management (Barbican),Packaging-rpm (Packaging-rpm),RPM package specs to deploy OpenStack (RPM-packaging),Ansible playbooks to deploy OpenStack (Openstack-ansible),Alarming Service (Aodh),Ansible playbooks using ironic (Bifrost),Ansible playbooks and roles for deployment (OpenStackAnsible)

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Berlin 2022
  • Bringing in Compliance for Public
  • OpenStack Helm / LOCI - Project Update - November 2019
Berlin Vancouver, BC Sydney

Speaker Profile:


Jean-Philippe is a candidate in the January 2022 Board Elections .


What is your relationship to OpenInfra, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenInfra and/or OpenStack's success to date?


First, I love the idea of open infrastructure.
Free software for infrastructure make sense for technical reasons (auditability is one). I want to spend my energy on this.
I am attached to the vision of OpenInfra with its/our 4 Opens. This is why I want OpenInfra to succeed.

My biggest contribution in OpenInfra/OpenStack success to date is not only my contributions (see also above), it is also the impact of all the new people I've onboarded to grow the ecosystem.


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 board member on non profits since the early 2000s.
All non profits I have joined as board members were different, so it's a bit difficult for me to answer that question :)

I feel being board member of a non-profit is very different than other kind of companies. What I love is the strong idea of the mission. I am ready for being a board member in the OpenInfra, not only thanks to my experience. It's also for bringing my vision on the table: I want to be representative of independents working with their own company, using or promoting Open Infrastructure.  


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


The board is key to define how the ecosystem will grow in the future, with our existing DNA. 


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2022?


Clarify and/or modify:

  • The requirements for onboarding new projects, and the vision for those projects regarding to Open Infra
  • The requirements for new members.

Jean-Philippe has already been nominated by:

  • Dmitriy Rabotyagov
  • Jesse Pretorius
  • Andy McCrae
  • Chandan Kumar
  • Hosam Al Ali
  • Joshua Hesketh
  • Erik Johansson
  • Romain Guichard
  • Jaesuk Ahn
  • Ghanshyam Mann