Tom Fifield

Tom Fifield
Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation

After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud – soon to expand o 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over an area comparable to the USA.

Tom is currently harnessing his passion for large scale distributed systems by focusing on their most important part: people, as Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation. Tom is a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, a documentation core reviewer and a contributor in a small way to Compute (Nova), Object Storage (Swift), Block Storage (Cinder), Dashboard (Horizon), and Identity Service (Keystone).


Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Moderated by:
Tom Fifield (OpenStack Foundation)
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Are you considering an OpenStack cloud implementation? Add this timely session to your OSCON calendar. Tom Fifield, a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, will discuss what it takes, including an introduction to OpenStack, advice on how to interact with the community, deployment approaches, storage and networking decisions, and automating deployment and configuration with popular tools. Read more.


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