Amar Kapadia is a NFVI specialist and co-founder at Aarna Networks, an open source NFV company and an author of the Understanding OPNFV book. Previously, he was head of product marketing at Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company and an author of the OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) Essentials book. Before Mirantis, Amar was at EVault, where he helped build EVault's public cloud storage, called Long-Term Storage Service (LTS2) using OpenStack Swift. He has also worked at Emulex, VLSI, and HP on data center infrastructure technologies. Amar has an MS in EE from UC Berkeley. Amar has also spoken at conferences such as OpenStack Summit and VMWorld.