About

As an early advocate for SaaS and Cloud computing, I cut my teeth on solving some interesting problems with hypervisors and the software life cycle. I started my career as a Microsoft apologist leading to successful early .NET adoption. Since then I’ve had the good fortune to work with a strong teams that head shaped me into an Agile enthusiast and open source embracer.

As founder and community lead of the OpenCrowbar project, I am working with a start-up team to form RackN.  That company will provide support, consulting and commercial extensions to the community project.  Investor and customer inquires are welcome.

I am serving as a community Board member for the OpenStack Foundation. A position I was elected to fill in 2012 and 2013.  On the board, I chair the DefCore committee.

Until Oct 2014, I worked for Dell, Inc as a Sr. Distinguished Architect. In that role, I help Dell set strategy for cloud computing, bring interesting cloud solutions to market, and talk with customers about their cloud deployments.

You can follow me on twitter as @zehicle and Github and @cloudedge@ravolt

And now for some legalese… The views, spelling and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. They may or may not represent the views and opinions of my current or pervious employers or any other organization or individual. Any information that I represent as a fact are believed by me to be true. I do not however make any legal claim to this.