Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.

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Colin McNamara

Nexus IS, Inc.
Director, Data Center Practice

Colin McNamara is a seasoned professional with over 15 years experience with network and systems technologies. Holding many certifications, including CCIE, VCP and RHCE, EMCTA and NCIE he specializes in enterprise network design, with a focus on converged data center technologies.

He currently manages the data center line of business for Nexus, and $300M+ systems integrator based in North America. Colin is best known for his work in engineering [leading] VAR engineering and sales teams. The past half decade of his life has been focused on transforming Value Added Resellers from Voice and Routing focuses to Data Center power houses. This is based in a belief that silos are detrimental to healthy engineering organizations, and that investing in strong engineering teams is key to a VAR growth strategy.

This is all with the goal of providing designs that incorporate disparate technologies under a shared virtualized infrastructure. He is a proponent of both network virtualization, the utilization of service provider technologies and Open Source technology inside enterprise networks to support the security delivery of Voice, Video, Storage and Real Time Applications over shared infrastructure.

He resides in the San Ramon (San Francisco Bay Area) , California with his Wife and two kids. And is active in multiple boards, organizations and projects, including -

  • Cisco Technical Leadership Council
  • Cisco Partner Technology Advisory Board
  • Consortium of Internet Technology Experts
  • OpenStack Contributor