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Dustin Kirkland

Date Joined
September 11, 2012

Canonical From 2014-10-07 (Current)
Ubuntu, Canonical From 2008-02-11 (Current)
Gazzang From 2011-11-28 To 2013-05-31
IBM From 2000-05-22 To 2008-02-08
Statement of Interest

Deployment of Workloads, Security




Dustin Kirkland is Canonical's Cloud Solutions Product Manager, leading the technical product strategy, road map, and life cycle of the Ubuntu Cloud commercial offerings.


Formerly the CTO of Gazzang, a venture funded start-up, Dustin designed and implemented an innovative key management system for the cloud, called zTrustee, and delivered comprehensive security for cloud and big data platforms with eCryptfs and other encryption technologies.


Dustin is an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of Byobu, DivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org.


A Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2001 graduate, Dustin lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Kim, daughters, and his Australian Shepherds, Aggie and Tiger. Dustin is also an avid home brewer.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Heat,Ironic,Deployment