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OpenStack Community Elects 2017 Board of Directors

Strategic priorities include integrating with emerging technologies such as containers and NFV, making cloud computing accessible to companies of all sizes, and investing in key growth regions including China and Europe.

January 16, 2017 // AUSTIN, Texas — The OpenStack Foundation, the open infrastructure community comprised of 34,000+ voting members globally, has elected its 2017 Board of Directors. With 24 members across nine countries and 19 organizations, the Board represents a large, diverse and vibrant open source community.

According to a recent Forrester Research Report, “OpenStack's Global Traction Expands for its Newton Release,” OpenStack has “grown into a de facto standard platform for the private cloud market and now serves as the foundation for public clouds, particularly in Europe and China.”

The OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors includes 24 board members—eight Individual Directors elected by the individual members of the OpenStack Foundation; eight Platinum Directors, each appointed by a Platinum Member of the Foundation; and eight Gold Directors elected by the Gold Members of the Foundation. The elected and appointed directors for 2017 will begin their terms on January 24.

Individual Directors elected on Friday, January 13, are:

  • Tim Bell, CERN
  • Russell Bryant, Red Hat
  • Steven Dake, Cisco Systems
  • ChangBo Guo, EasyStack
  • Kavit Munshi, Aptira
  • Allison Randal, HPE
  • Egle Sigler, Rackspace
  • Shane Wang, Intel

 Gold Directors elected on Wednesday, January 4, are:

  • Robert Esker, NetApp
  • Kenji Kaneshige, Fujitsu
  • Anni Lai, Huawei
  • Junwei Liu, China Mobile
  • Christopher Price, Ericsson
  • Boris Renski, Mirantis
  • Lew Tucker, Cisco Systems
  • Joseph Wang, InwinStack

Platinum Directors appointments are:

  • Mark Baker, Canonical
  • Alan Clark, SUSE
  • Eileen Evans, HPE
  • Toby Ford, AT&T
  • Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat
  • Todd Moore, IBM
  • Imad Sousou, Intel
  • Brian Stein, Rackspace

OpenStack Summit in Boston, May 8-11

The OpenStack Summit is the largest open source conference in North America, bringing together open infrastructure communities including OpenStack, Ceph, Kubernetes and OPNFV, alongside enterprise users, global telecom leaders and research institutions. The four-day event offers networking, hands-on workshops and educational breakout sessions covering topics such as cloud strategy, organizational culture, operations, application development, containers and NFV. Cloud leadership from Bloomberg, eBay, Google, Harvard, Walmart and more have already signed on to speak in Boston.

About OpenStack®

OpenStack® is the most widely deployed open source cloud computing software. It is used globally by large and small enterprises, service providers, government/university research organizations and a diversity of industries. OpenStack offers a de-facto cloud computing standard that supports containers, VMs and bare metal, offering users an interoperable footprint of compute, storage and networking resources.

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