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Jay Etchings

Date Joined
July 22, 2016

Statement of Interest

Advancing bio-medical research with OpenStack as a framework.


Jay Etchings - Director of Research Computing | Arizona State University.

BIO: Jay Etchings is a well-known industry professional with 20 years of progressively versatile, cross-platform experience in management of open systems architecture. 

 As an audit contractor for the centers for Medicaid/ Medicare (CMS-RAC) he focused on DISA-STIG compliance and Health Information Management Systems.  Currently, Etchings and his team are deploying campus-wide Research as a Service over SDN-Networks on Internet2 supporting inter-intra-university NSF-funded projects as well as international research efforts such as ICTBIOMED and optimization of the ESNET modeled Science DMZ.

Jay Etchings holds appointments, not only with Arizona State University but within The OpenDaylight Foundation (Linux Foundation), The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and the OpenFog Consortium. Etchings is an active customer advocate for open source networking with Brocade and a customer advocate for Hortonworks.

The SAS Wiley publication "Strategies in Biomedical Data Science", outlines software defined datacenter practices deployed on OpenStack in research and education. Jay Etchings is the author.

  • OpenFog Consortium - From 2016-04-12 (Current)
  • Open Daylight - From 2015-06-02 (Current)
  • Open Networking Foundation - From 2015-04-21 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Quantum,Heat,Ironic,Openstack-ci,Openstack-manuals,Deployment,DevStack

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