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Niki Acosta

OpenStack Evangelist

Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist at Cisco. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, blogger, and co-host of @OSPod, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Follow her on Twitter at @nikiacosta.

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May 13, 2015

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OSPod #31: Anne Gentle

I know I often say nice things about the guests on this podcast–because they routinely blow me away with their technical acumen and genuine enthusiasm–but really, there aren’t enough nice words in the dictionary to adequately express my fondness for Anne Gentle. She’s been an exceptional contributor to OpenStack as the project team lead for documentation, […]

May 7, 2015

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OSPod #30: Edgar Magana of Workday

If there was an award for “The Nicest Guy in OpenStack” my vote would be coin toss between Edgar Magana from Workday and Tim Bell of CERN. Actually, Sean Lynch, Metacloud Co-founder is right up there, too, but since he’s technically my boss’s boss, he’s inelgible for my vote. But I digress…. Edgar’s story begins […]

May 7, 2015

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OSPod #29: Jay Pipes

Jay may or may not have 99 problems, but passion isn’t one! Jay, like previous guests John Dickinson and Monty Taylor also started with OpenStack in the early days at Rackspace. We learned a lot about the “Big Tent” initiative in this podcast, and how OpenStack is working to balance inclusivity and innovation. (They aren’t […]

April 23, 2015

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OSpod #28: An Interview with John Dickinson

One of the original projects of OpenStack at the time that it launched was Swift, an Object Storage platform born out of Rackspace. A couple of months ago, we interviewed Joe Arnold, SwiftStack Founder and CPO. This week, we talked to John Dickinson, who serves as Director of Technology at SwiftStack and Project Technical Lead for the OpenStack Swift […]

April 10, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #27: Monty Taylor

Few have been involved in OpenStack as long as Monty Taylor, who’s OpenStack path began at Rackspace and continues today at HP where he is a Distinguished Technologist. Watch or download this OSPod episode to hear Monty’s thoughts about: His love for Duke and his background in theater Nebula shutting their doors, and what it […]

April 8, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #26: Amrith Kumar

Ready to learn about Trove? Oh, sure–you know it’s OpenStack’s database project. But do you really know what it does? Amrith Kumar is the founder and CEO of Tesora, and on OpenStack Podcast #26, he sat down with us to talk about Trove, Tesora, and the database applications they work with. Specifically, he covered: What […]

March 28, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #25: Ryan Floyd

I hate it when I have to miss a podcast. And I don’t miss many. But this week I was in New York for customer meetings so I had to miss OpenStack Podcast #25, featuring Ryan Floyd of Storm Ventures! Such a shame. It was a good interview too. For those of you who don’t […]

March 19, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #24: Stu Miniman

You might recognize Stu Miniman as the host of theCube. Others know him as a Senior Analyst at Wikibon. But the tables turned in the 24th episode of OSPod! In this episode, get the inside skinny on: Stu’s roots in tech, including sales, engineering, product management, and strategy OpenStack reality versus hype per the latest Wikibon […]

March 17, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #23: Ruchi Bhargava

Intel does not even have an OpenStack distribution. So why are they so involved in the project, and what are they doing to accelerate its adoption? Ruchi Bhargava is Director of Datacenter and Cloud Software Engineering at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, and she was our twenty-third guest on the OpenStack Podcast. During our interview […]