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Shane Wang

Date Joined
August 15, 2012

Intel From (Current)
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Shane Wang has been an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation since 2015 and an engineering manager in Datacenter System Software (DSS) 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 and ONAP. He is also 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.



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 2018 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 used to be an OpenStack developer in Nova, starting from 2012.

Later on I have been managing an engineering team at Intel Open Source Technology Center, which worked on OpenStack during 2012 to the middle of 2016 including Nova, Ironic, TripleO, Magnum, Congress, Watcher, Horizon, Keystone, Neutron, Ceilometer, Cinder, Glance, and the 3rd party CIs.

Starting from the middle of 2016, besides OpenStack improvements, my team and I expanded our scope from OpenStack to many other supporting projects which support OpenStack underneath it, such as the distributed storage Ceph and the network controller Open DayLight, and those consumer projects which consume OpenStack services on it, such as the NFV integration project OPNFV and the NFV MANO project ONAP.

Since 2015, I have been elected to be an individual director of OpenStack Foundation board, and actively working and promoting OpenStack in the community, especially the community in China. In 2016 and 2017, I worked with my colleagues to support a few new gold members of OpenStack Foundation, such as ZTE, H3C, Inspur, etc. and support two new super users i.e. China Mobile and Tencent in their applications.

As the individual director and Intel employee, I worked with my teammates to grow cloud business by aligning and landing Intel's strategy on enterprise readiness, and closely worked with our partners and supported our customers to accelerate OpenStack adoptions in China. Now with my knowledge and experience on OpenStack, I am hoping to work with my teammates to empower cloud industry's booming innovations, bring cloudification to the Telco area, accelerate NFV transformation and realize 5G soon, based on OpenStack.


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?


My experience includes:

- Contributed the code, managed my team to work with the community and contribute a lot of advanced features to OpenStack upstream, including Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA), Utilization Based Scheduling (UBS), physical host monitoring, open attestation for trusted computing, Swift storage encryption, Cinder encryption volume, rolling upgrades, etc..

- Hosted the 1st OpenStack bug smash with Huawei in Shanghai, and co-organized a couple of OpenStack bug smashes with my colleagues and our partners during 2015-2016. The biggest one led by me in its history is the one co-hosted by Intel, Huawei, Mirantis, IBM, Rackspace, SuSE etc. companies across 11 cities all over the world simultaneously. In total, those activities attacted more than hundreds of developers to address thousands of bugs, which helped much to stablize OpenStack and improve its code quality.

- Hosted a few meetups in Shanghai as a core member of OpenStack user group in China, delivered many OpenStack presentations and exprience sharings on different occasions since 2014, and volunteered to co-organize OpenStack Days China events in Beijing. It created a new growing momentum of OpenStack in China by attracting thousands of onsite attendees and customers like China Mobile, China Telecom, China UnionPay, China Railway, etc.

- Led my team in China to collaborate closely with the Chinese community, containing our partners and our customers to upstream features together, improve its stability, scalability, security, simplicity, interoperability & performance, support them on techniques, build OpenStack case studies, and convince more customers to adopt or transition to OpenStack.

- Worked closely with OpenStack Foundation and China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL) on community building, storage, cloud standardization, SDN and NFV, financial, large-scale deployment, and many other advanced cloud technologies for promotion and adoption. I served as the vice chair of the SDN/NFV working group in COSCL. Regarding the achievements in OpenStack and cloud, I was granted Special Contribution Award by China-Japan-Korea Open Source Software Promotion Forum in 2016 and Outstanding Individual by COSCL in 2017.

- Led the team and co-authored a book called OpenStack Design and Implementation in May 2015, right now the second edition was published, and in total 20K+ copies were sold out.

The above experience already prepared for my role and was what I did as the role of a board member, China is identified as the #1 growth market of OpenStack in 2017, and is continuing growth at least by 2020 per estimation of the 3rd party research institute. As a board member located in China, I believe I can do more in NFV and 5G for OpenStack next year.


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


OpenStack success means several aspects, from my point of view.
- OpenStack is widely adopted as a predominant open source cloud solution in many industries, such as Telco, banking, retails, enterprises especially state-owned enterprises in China. Therefore, use case sharing for OpenStack promotion is paramount for its spread.
- Keep OpenStack OPEN always: Open source, open community, open development, open design and open mind. Meanwhile, move everything forward and grow OpenStack maturity with democracy being handled gracefully.
- Upstream is stable and multi-functional enough for production readiness, which covers most of user requirements. That needs every member's continual efforts.
- Good integration by collaboration with relevant projects such as K8S, Ceph, ODL, OPNFV, ONAP etc. to make OpenStack to be one platform for bare metal, containers and VMs, and to be the fundamental and mature platform for NFV, HPC, IoT, AI and edge computing, etc..


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


Plan an OpenStack summit in Beijing!!

As we grow OpenStack market especially the China and APAC market, the board should strengthen and closely work with the technical commitee so as to make it play a greater role in defining and stewarding the technical directions, satisfying customers' needs, growing OpenStack maturity and usability to adapt OpenStack to new use cases and scenarios under new circumstances, and the board should also be more inclusive to encourage and absort emerging technologies for all open source clouds to expand its scope when keeping OpenStack core services solid and stable.

Shane has already been nominated by:

  • Dr Yih Leong Sun
  • Egle Sigler
  • Udo Seidel
  • Travis Broughton
  • Prakash Ramchandran
  • Trinath Somanchi
  • Jun Feng
  • yongsheng gong
  • ChangBo Guo
  • Jonathan Bryce