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Individual Member Profile


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 Cloud and Network Engineering (CNE) 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 2011 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 itself, he focuses on storage and network technologies, such as Ceph, ODL and OPNFV. He 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 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?


I used to be an OpenStack developer in Nova, later on I have been managing an engineering team on OpenStack at Intel Open Source Technology Center. 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.

As the individual director and Intel employee, I worked with my teammates to grow cloud business by aligning and landing Intel's cloud for all strategy, and closely worked with our partners and supported our customers to accelerate OpenStack adoptions 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?


My experience includes:

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

- Co-organized a couple of OpenStack bug smashes with Huawei, Mirantis, IBM, Rackspace, SuSE etc. since 2015 to attract more than 500 developers to address around 1,000 bugs in total, which helped a lot to stabilize OpenStack and made it enterprise ready

- Hosted a few meetups in Shanghai China, delivered many OpenStack presentations and exprience sharings on different occasions since 2014, and voluneered to co-organized the first OpenStack Days China in 2016 which was the largest OpenStack Days event in the history so far. It created a new growing momentum of OpenStack in China by attracting 2405 onsite attendees and many customers like China Mobile, China Telecom, UnionPay, State Grid, DongFeng Motor, etc.

- Led my team in China to collaborate closely with the Chinese community including our partners and our customers to upstream features together, support them on techniques, build OpenStack case studies, and convince more customers to choose or transition to OpenStack.

- Worked closely with OpenStack Foundation and China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL) in different working groups on community building, enterprise readiness, cloud and container standard definition, Telco and NFV, large-scale deployment, and many other advanced cloud technologies for their promotion and adoption.

- Supported my employer to host the 8th Intel Cup National Collegiate Software Innovation Contest with the theme OpenStack, which attracted 101 teams containing 2000+ students from 56 Chinese universities to join.

- Led the team and co-authored a book OpenStack Design and Implementation in May 2015, and it was printed 11,000 copies by now, and right now on the second edition.

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. As a board member located in China, I believe I can do more for OpenStack community 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 cloud solutions in many industries, such as Telco, banking, retails, enterprises especially state-owned enterprises in PRC. 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 Ceph, ODL, OPNFV etc. to make OpenStack to be one platform for bare metal, containers and VMs.


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


I think the top priority in 2017 is to grow OpenStack market especially China market, since China is identified as the #1 growth market, and meanwhile normalize the market to make the ecosystem more and more healthy, so each vendor can earn money from OpenStack and each customer can consume better OpenStack service for its business.

Shane has already been nominated by:

  • Kavit Munshi
  • Egle Sigler
  • Mark Collier
  • Tom Fifield
  • Edgar Magana
  • Tristan Goode
  • Carol Barrett
  • Jonathan Bryce
  • Anni Lai
  • Rico Lin