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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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March 9, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #22: Sirish Raghuram

This week the OpenStack Podcast’s guest rockstar was Sirish Raghuram. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Platform9 (www.platform9.com), and he’s also a former long-term VMware employee. From that unique vantage point, he was able to contribute terrific insights about why enterprises haven’t fully embraced the cloud yet and why VMware Integrated OpenStack is probably a net […]

February 24, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #20: Joe Arnold

From days of setting up internet in his dorm and almost being kicked out of college for it, Joe Arnold’s tech roots are strong, and his passion is contagious. In the latest OpenStack Podcast, join the founder and CEO of SwiftStack as he discusses: OpenStack Swift: What is it? How the Enterprise Storage market is changing […]

February 19, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #19 Yuriy Brodskiy

Symantec’s Director of Cloud Platform Engineering, Yuriy Brodskiy, was a really interesting interview–not only because he was a very early adopter of OpenStack in his PayPal days, but also because he now works for one of the pioneers in software security. He gave us some surprising insights into how his company views open source in general and OpenStack […]

February 11, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #18: Jessica Murillo

She’s an inventor, she’s a mom, she’s a VP at IBM…Jessica Murillo does it all. She’s not only a role model for women in technology, she’s a role model for anyone in technology. With dozens of patents, years of experience, and a strong vision of the tech trends that will impact business over the next several […]

February 5, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #17: Shamail Tahir

You might think we’d cancel the OpenStack Podcast on the rare occasions when both Jeff and I have the flu at the same time. But you’d be wrong. This week, we interviewed EMC Cloud Architect Shamail Tahir (remotely). Or at least we think we did. The transcript of the interview suggests that we were in fact present, but […]

January 29, 2015

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OpenStack Podcast #16: Interview with Pere Monclus

At Cisco we’re passionate about networking, and we have a ton of respect for those who are pushing the boundaries in this realm—even when they don’t work for our company. Case in point: Co-founder and CTO of PLUMgrid, Pere Monclus. He’s actually a former Cisco employee, and his depth of knowledge when it comes to […]

January 14, 2015

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Rob Hirschfeld on OpenStack Core: Your baby is ugly, and so is everyone else’s.

Rob’s not talking about real babies of course—he’s talking about OpenStack Core and how shiny new projects that need nurturing and care—like babies do—are not good candidates for it—no matter how beautiful and chock-full of potential they may to be their doting supporters in the community. Core is a place for mature, stable projects that […]

December 11, 2014

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OpenStack Podcast #12: Interview with Redapt CTO Mark Williams

Mark Williams was in the middle of the action when Zynga initially started cranking out megahit games and the company’s IT organization had to find the resources to cope with exponential growth. Hear the experience he and his team had as they moved to Amazon, scaled on Amazon, then moved many of their workloads back […]