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Individual Member Profile

Hernan Alvarez

Date Joined
August 20, 2012

Blue Box Group, an IBM company From 2015-09-25 (Current)
Blue Box Group From 2013-08-29 (Current)
Statement of Interest

To leverage Openstack for development and delivery of the Blue Box Group’s private cloud system, further the adoption of OpenStack and support the community


I have over 19 years of building and leading technology companies and teams.

My career has focused on driving aggressive growth, building cutting edge products, and creating energetic environments that foster success for technology companies, employees, and clients alike through IT technology and product innovation.

Prior to joining Blue Box, I was Senior Director of Architecture and Operations at HP Cloud, where I built and managed technical operations for their public cloud offering and architecture for the private cloud offering, both based on OpenStack.  The experience of running a large public cloud based on OpenStack as well as working with corporate customers for private clouds gave me an unique perspective in how to help OpenStack succeed in the Marketplace.  


Before joining HP, I held key leadership positions for many technology startups such as WhitePages, Snapvine, Farecast, Mobliss and AdRelevance.  At Whitepages, The first year was focused on a complete upgrade of every aspect of Engineering, Product, IT and Operations.  We built a early private cloud, with on demand IT services and complete systems automation, which resulted in increased product releases twenty fold. This effort embodied the most advanced aspects of Agile software development, system automation, private cloud technology and “DevOps”.  This is where I was first able to see the potential of OpenStack in the enterprise.


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