Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld
CEO/Founder, RackN

Website | @zehicle

With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld, principal cloud solution architect at Dell, specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Lately, he’s been leading Dell’s OpenStack and Crowbar projects.

As a senior architect, Rob helps Dell to set strategy for cloud computing, drives innovative cloud solutions to market, and works with customers on their cloud implementations.

Rob is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Duke University, and, in addition to cloud technologies, Rob is also widely regarded for his passion and expertise on the Agile process.

You can find Rob’s thoughts on cloud innovation at his blog or on "Twitter ":


OpenStack Day
Location: F 150 Level: Expert
Rob Hirschfeld (RackN), Matt Ray (Opscode)
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Building a cloud is a tricky business; sustaining one at scale is impossible without the right tools. No not panic - there are open source best practices that can manage cloud infrastructure at scale. This session talks about how to apply DevOps tools to cloud operations (CloudOps ). We'll discuss how to manage rolling deployments and upgrades for OpenStack using Opscode Chef and Dell Crowbar. Read more.


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