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Individual Member Profile


Mohammed Naser Community Constributor Award

Date Joined
March 22, 2013



Statement of Interest

Provide and Build New Public Cloud Services Based on OpenStack


Over the past 10 years, I’m happy to have watched the hosting industry transform and be part of the transformation process as it evolved from traditional physical hardware to cloud-native infrastructure, powered by OpenStack.  Since the creation of VEXXHOST, I have had the chance to work with different sorts of customers, ranging from growing small businesses to helping architect solutions for large Fortune 500 companies, based on OpenStack.  I've helped integrate other open infrastructure projects into our commercial offering.

By fostering OpenStack at it’s early days in 2011, it has helped improve the project and our service as a whole. I’ve been a contributor to the project since and I have contributed code to almost every release of OpenStack since then.  I've also served as PTL for Puppet OpenStack, continue to serve as a PTL for OpenStack-Ansible and serve on the technical commitee, chairing tthe commitee for a term.

  • VEXXHOST, Inc. - From 2006-07-19 (Current)
Community Contributor Awards
  • Key to Stack City - Sydney 2017


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Networking (Neutron),Block Storage (Cinder),Image Service (Glance),Puppet Modules for OpenStack (Puppet OpenStack)

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Berlin 2022
  • 5G Innovation Ecosystem Development in Canada
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai
  • How should we do billing for OpenStack deployments?
  • Bring your crazy idea
  • Superuser Awards
Denver Berlin Vancouver, BC

Speaker Profile:


Mohammed is a candidate in the January 2022 Board Elections .


What is your relationship to OpenInfra, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenInfra and/or OpenStack's success to date?


I've been around OpenInfra since it's inception and I've been heavily involved in making it more reachable to users all over the world, advocating for both the community of developers, but also the operators and doing the best to be a bridge between the both.


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?


I've served on the OpenInfra Foundation and formerly the OpenStack foundation with putting in the best effort possible to try and help drive change as much as possible within the foundation.


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


It should help enable projects grow and help work with the foundation staff in order to accomplish the goals necessary for the growth of the foundation.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2022?


Driving the current foundation staff to continue on-boarding new members as well as working on bringing in new projects to the foundation.

Mohammed has already been nominated by:

  • Julia Kreger
  • Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson
  • Hassan Jamil Syed
  • Michiel Piscaer
  • Abdenour Yahiaoui
  • Chandan Kumar
  • Simon Leinen
  • Wes Wilson
  • Clemens Hardewig
  • Jonathan Bryce
  • Abhisak Chulya