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About this project

Ironic is an OpenStack project which provisions bare metal (as opposed to virtual) machines. It may be used independently or as part of an OpenStack Cloud, and integrates with the OpenStack Identity (keystone), Compute (nova), Network (neutron), Image (glance) and Object (swift) services. When the Bare Metal service is appropriately configured with the Compute and Network services, it is possible to provision both virtual and physical machines through the Compute service’s API.

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team has achieved corporate diversity
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Julia Kreger

Red Hat, Principal Software Engineer

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Julia is not your typical engineer. She started her career in networking and eventually shifted to systems engineering. The DevOps movement lead her into software development and the operationalization of software due to the need to automate large scale systems deployments. She is experienced in conveying an operational perspective while bridging that with requirements, and doesn’t mind getting deep down into code to solve a problem.

She is an active core contributor and leader in OpenStack Ironic project, which is a project she feels passionate about due to many misspent hours in data centers deploying hardware. Prior to OpenStack, Julia contributed to the Shared Learning Infrastructure and worked with large scale litigation database systems.


Project Update - Ironic

Join the Project Team Leader of Ironic and core contributors for a "project update" reflecting current developments in the Pike cycle and discussion of future development activity. We dig into major issues and user needs, and how those needs can be addressed in current and future development. We also discuss hot topics from the Project Teams Gathering, and major development decisions agreed by the team. Get an in-depth look at the top features and enhancements Ironic plans to deliver in the Pike Release.

Most Active Contributors by Company

  • Red Hat
  • HPE
  • Mirantis
  • Rackspace
  • Intel
  • IBM
  • *independent
  • Yahoo!
  • Huawei
  • Cisco Systems

Most Active Individual Contributors

  • Dmitry Tantsur
  • Lucas Alvares Gomes
  • Vladyslav Drok
  • Ruby Loo
  • Jim Rollenhagen
  • Julia Kreger
  • Shivanand Tendulker
  • Tan Lin
  • Haomeng,Wang
  • Chris Krelle