Interview with Reza Malekzadeh of Nimbula - Page 2

Reza Malekzadeh (Profile)
Friday, February 1st 2013

VSM: You recently joined the OpenStack community. Tell us about that decision.

RM: We recognized that joining the OpenStack community presented a great opportunity for us. OpenStack is praised for its role in the industry, and we believe we can significantly impact the project through our product expertise and extensive experience. Combining our features and products as an OpenStack member provides our customers with the best of both worlds. We are looking forward to being an active contributing member of the OpenStack community. Many cloud platform providers are taking advantage of OpenStack by joining the community to boost their reputations, but they are not giving back to the project. We realize the pay-off associated with contributing to OpenStack and are thrilled that this is now a reality.

VSM: How will Nimbula contribute to the OpenStack community and what benefits will end-users see?

RM: We will offer real intellectual property to OpenStack that will help the project mature, allowing for an increased number of deployments. Further, now that we are OpenStack members, we will be able to offer our customers a range of extended infrastructure and platform services that are in line with an industry-standard effort. Our extensive customer base will experience the benefits of joining OpenStack, as we will be able to deliver a fully functional, automated cloud infrastructure constructed around a standard platform.

VSM: What can we expect to see next from Nimbula?

RM: With the addition of OpenStack, we have made another significant advancement as we develop Nimbula Director and what it has to offer. Under the reigns of Chris Pinkham, co-founder and CEO, and Willem van Biljon, co-founder and vice president of products, we will continue to provide enterprises with cloud platform that ensures peak-performance, and that business requirements are met.