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Individual Member Profile


Shane Wang

Date Joined
August 15, 2012



Statement of Interest



Shane Wang has been an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation since 2015 and an engineering manager in Networking and Storage team at the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel. Shane joined Intel in 2004 after he graduated from Fudan University and got his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and since 2007 has been working on open source technologies, spanning low-level Virtualization Technology (VT) in Xen and KVM, maintaining tboot - an open source trusted boot solution, Yocto, and managing embedded solutions. Since 2012 Shane has focused on OpenStack, with his team working on Nova, Ironic, TripleO, Magnum, Congress, Watcher, Horizon, Keystone, Neutron, Ceilometer, Cinder, Glance, and the 3rd party CIs.  Right now, besides OpenStack, he is focusing on storage and network technologies, such as Ceph, ODL, OPNFV, ONAP and an edge computing project called StarlingX. He used to be the PTL of Stor4NFV project under OPNFV. He also led the team and co-authored two books OpenStack Design and Implementation in 2015 and System Virtualization in 2009. Shane is based in Shanghai, China.

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I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Openstack-manuals

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Shane is a candidate in the January 2019 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?


I have been working on OpenStack for many years since 2012, have been an individual director of OpenStack Foundation board since 2015, and have been leading an engineering team to continously contribute to the OpenStack upstream. Right now my team and I are working on the projects around OpenStack, including Ceph, ONAP, StarlingX, etc. OpenStack success is very important to me and to my employer Intel.

My biggest contribution to OpenStack success is code contribution, ecosystem and community buildup, and technology promotion as I grow up with OpenStack in China.


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 an individual director of OpenStack Foundation board since 2015, hence I have sufficient experience to serve as a board member. All of my work is for non profits, such as organizing meetup, bug smashes, and China Day as volunteers, presenting for evangelization, contributing code to upstream, consulting and supporting OpenStack customers, and so forth. I'm ready to take the role of a board member.


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


In OpenStack's success, the Board plays a very important role. The Board needs to create correct strategy to transform from OpenStack as an IaaS software to more open Open Infrastructure software set, initiate open discussion within the community to involve more persons and more ideas to participate into the direction of the entire community, the decision making process, the innovations, and the community reformation etc., and manage the community to move forward on the right way. The last and the most important for the time being is to build an open mechanism inside OSF to incubate and embrace more open source projects for Open Infra and have them collaborate with OpenStack as its supplements.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be over the next year?


The top priority of the Board over the next year should be strategy transformation from OpenStack to Open Infrastructure, in order to make another bigger success for OpenStack Foundation and OpenStack during the transition.

Personally I and we are looking forward to having a successful Open Infra Summit in Shanghai or Beijing in China next year, which might be the top priority for all PRC-based OpenStackers;-)

Shane has already been nominated by:

  • Jonathan Bryce
  • Fred LI
  • Egle Sigler
  • Prakash Ramchandran
  • Malini Bhandaru
  • Mark Collier
  • Kurt Garloff
  • David Lyle
  • ChangBo Guo
  • Anni Lai