Mirantis OpenStack

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    Mirantis OpenStack is the zero lock-in distro that makes deploying your cloud easier, and more flexible, and more reliable.

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    Mirantis OpenStack Express is on demand Private-Cloud-as-a-Service. Fire up your own cloud and deploy your workloads immediately.

Solutions Engineering

Services offerings for all phases of the OpenStack lifecycle, from green-field to migration to scale-out optimization, including Migration, Self-service IT as a Service (ITaaS), CI/CD. Learn More

Deployment and Operations

The deep bench of OpenStack infrrastructure experts has the proven experience across scores of deployments and uses cases, to ensure you get OpenStack running fast and delivering continuous ROI.

Driver Testing and Certification

Mirantis provides coding, testing and maintenance for OpenStack drivers to help infrastructure companies integrate with OpenStack and deliver innovation to cloud customers and operators. Learn More

Certification Exam

Know OpenStack? Prove it. An IT professional who has earned the Mirantis® Certificate of Expertise in OpenStack has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage OpenStack environments.

OpenStack Bootcamp

New to OpenStack and need the skills to run an OpenStack cluster yourself? Our bestselling 3 day course gives you the hands-on knowledge you need.

OpenStack: Now

Your one stop for the latest news and technical updates from across OpenStack ecosystem and marketplace, for all the information you need stay on top of rapid the pace innovation.

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The #1 Pure Play OpenStack Company

Some vendors choose to “improve” OpenStack by salting it with their own exclusive technology. At Mirantis, we’re totally committed to keeping production open source clouds free of proprietary hooks or opaque packaging. When you choose to work with us, you stay in full control of your infrastructure roadmap.

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Management Team


Adrian Ionel

President and CEO

Adrian is an entrepreneur with a passion for growing startups into successful businesses. After spending his early years developing and marketing new products at Siemens in Europe, Japan, and the US, he traded the comfort of the large enterprise for the creative energy of young companies.

As CEO of eOnline, Inc. Adrian pioneered the delivery of enterprise applications as a service. Acquired in 2004 by ACS (now Xerox) the company grew to $50M in revenues and developed a terrific base of Fortune 1000 customers.

When not at work, Adrian loves distance running in the Bay Area hills and regular yoga practice.


Alex Freedland

Co-Founder and Chairman

Alex Freedland is Mirantis co-founder and original CEO. Most recently, in the role of CFO, Alex guided the company through a number of equity and debt financing rounds. Currently, Alex oversees Mirantis OpenStack Community contribution strategy.

A serial Entrepreneur, Alex co-founded RSI Group, Inc., one of the world’s principal providers of Receivables Management Software, which sold to London Bridge Software PLC (now part of Fair Isaac Corporation–NYSE: FICO) at 800% return to the investors.

Alex’s previous experience includes a wide range of technical and management positions with Tektronix, IBM, ADP, Netscape, and KLA-Tencor.

He holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University in California.


Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO

Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation.

During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems—an IT consulting company that was subsequently acquired in 2006—and a co-founder and angel investor at AGroup—now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe.

Boris holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He likes technical scuba diving, motorcycles, and RC helicopters.


David M. Fishman, VP Marketing

David M. Fishman

VP, Marketing

David is responsible for putting Mirantis front and center with customers and developers across OpenStack and the open source ecosystem. He has over two decades of experience in IT marketing, business, and operations across a range of technology domains.

At Lucene/big data startup Lucid Imagination, David joined the founding team and served as VP Product Marketing. At HP, he was Director of Enterprise Products for Global Mobile Handhelds. At Sun Microsystems, he served as Director of the SW Update SaaS product line. He anchored the team that took startup Mercury Interactive public.

David has worked in datacenter disciplines such as reliability and high availability, performance, application development, open source, and service level management/SLAs. He is also an experienced Six Sigma Master Blackbelt. He is notorious for his wicked sense of humor and recently ran his second marathon. David holds an MBA from Yale.


Anuj Kumar, Senior VP, Worldwide Sales

Anuj Kumar

Senior VP, Worldwide Sales

Anuj leads Mirantis’s global sales and field organization with an emphasis on enterprise customers and partners. Over the past 20 years Anuj has lived and worked out of 12 cities in three continents across North America, Asia and Middle East, and Africa. At Red Hat from 2000 till 2007 he helped build its first Enterprise Field Sales organization covering half the US from Chicago to San Francisco helping build the company revenues from $50M to $400M.

From 2008 till 2012 he built in India, Middle East, and Africa, spanning sales, marketing, channels and operations. He’s been passionate about Open Source for over a decade. Prior to Red Hat, he’s had stints at Oracle and Wipro.

He’s a graduate of the Chicago Management Institute (CMI) executive education program from The Chicago University Booth School of Business and holds a bachelor’s degree from BIT, India. When not at work, Anuj likes to bike and spend time reading with his daughter (9) and son (13).


Craig Irons, VP, Strategic Accounts

Craig Irons

VP, Strategic Accounts

Craig is responsible for the team that drives both new account acquisition and development for the most complex and demanding enterprise and service provider customers adopting OpenStack throughout the world. Prior to Mirantis, Craig served in various senior sales and marketing roles for Dell Inc., most recently leading the Large Enterprise division in Silicon Valley while building and serving as Global Practice Director for Dell’s Web|Tech vertical.

Craig holds a BA in English Literature from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.


Oleg Goldman, VP, Operations

Oleg Goldman

VP, Operations

Oleg brings over 15 years of experience in building and running operations for companies in the high tech industry. For the last ten years, he was in charge of building and integrating high-performance engineering centers for the world’s leading technology companies, such as Cadence Design Systems, ST Micro, and Cisco. As Director of Engineering for RSI Group, Oleg built a Russian-based engineering center, which he continued to manage as a VP of Engineering for London Bridge Software.

Oleg has a master’s degree from the Minsk State University.


Rikard Kjellberg, Senior Director, Solutions Engineering

Rikard Kjellberg

Senior Director, Solutions Engineering

Rikard is responsible for OpenStack services at Mirantis. He’s been an entrepreneur and technology executive for over 20 years, working with service providers, telecommunications companies, and enterprises to deliver carrier-grade solutions for mission critical applications.

Rikard led the cloud solutions delivery team at Citrix for the Americas while also supporting the integration of Cloud.com into the Citrix umbrella of solutions. Before that, Rikard was co-founder of Ellipsus, the first generation of mobile app stores in the US. Ellipsus was acquired by Openwave Systems in 2002. He continued to lead two product groups at Openwave Systems, comprising over 10% of the corporate revenue.

Rikard also is a pilot, avid windsurfer, surfer, snowboarder, and family man.


Ilya Elterman, Senior Director, OpenStack Platform Products

Ilya Elterman

Senior Director, OpenStack Platform Products

Ilya runs the Mirantis OpenStack Platform Product engineering group focused on empowering OpenStack with a richer feature set around application-facing functions. Ilya’s group drives the development of OpenStack Savanna and Murano projects and also actively participates in the development of OpenStack projects such as Heat, Ceilometer, and Trove.

Previously, Ilya ran Mirantis Cloud Services, broadening the expertise in cloud enablement for applications, DevOps automation, and creation of data-intensive services utilizing modern technology stack components such as Hadoop, Cassandra, Storm, and Lucene/Solr. Before that, Ilya headed Mirantis Global Engineering. He has also led the establishment of product development centers for world-leading technology innovators such as Cisco and Agilent.

Ilya holds a MSc in Physics with honors from Saratov State University, Russia. He spends time away from work mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country-skiing when the weather in California resembles his native Russia.


Roman Alekseenkov

Senior Director, OpenStack Product and Community

Roman runs Mirantis’ OpenStack development arm, focused on delivering solutions in the OpenStack ecosystem, as well as creating and committing code for leading edge projects and features spanning the range of cloud infrastructure technologies.

At Mirantis, Roman has moved from software engineer to become a team lead, subsequently spearheading Mirantis’ presence at Cisco and growing it to 40+ engineers. He most recently served as the Director of the Big Data Competence Center. In 2006, Roman won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest—the most prestigious programming contest in the world.

In his free time, Roman enjoys DJing and Go Kart racing.


Jason Venner

Chief Architect and Senior Director, Strategic Advisory Services

Jason provides guidance, advice and implementation services for strategic enterprise projects, with a specific focus on using and implementing IaaS and PaaS services for customer experience excellence, operational excellence and high velocity development practices.

Jason has more than twenty years experience as an architect, engineer, and author. His depth of experience includes creative solutions for high performance and highly available systems.


Kirill Ishanov

Senior Director, Pre-sales and Mirantis Labs

Kirill Ishanov runs two groups in Mirantis. One of them is Pre-Sales Engineering, which helps customers identify use cases for the private cloud and scope the engineering effort to build it. The other is Mirantis Labs, which is responsible for research, evangelism, and prototyping of OpenStack solutions and features aimed at making the platform easier to use and more reliable for enterprise adopters.

Previously, Kirill ran the OpenStack Services group and was directly responsible for dozens of OpenStack implementations for some of the most prominent early adopters of the platform, including GAP, PayPal, Webex, and others. Before jumping to OpenStack, Kirill built IaaS and PaaS solutions for companies like eBay, Macy’s, and Seagate.

Kirill holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Saratov State University. Outside work, Kirill plays soccer, rides everything in the shape of a board, and plays video games with his daughters.


Greg Elkinbard, Senior Technical Director

Greg Elkinbard

Senior Technical Director

At Mirantis, Greg is responsible for building on-demand IaaS and PaaS layers for public and private clouds at marquis Fortune 1000 and late stage venture-funded customers, with a focus on the intersection of cloud and distributed data storage strategies.

Greg has over two decades of experience in platform and cloud engineering, working on creating breakthrough technology for cloud and high performance computing arena, and has worked for companies such as Sears Holdings, Brocade, Sun Microsystems, and Amdahl.

Greg holds a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California, Davis.


Lisa Wu

Lisa Wu

Senior Director, Finance

Lisa brings more than two decades of finance and accounting experience. Prior to Mirantis, Lisa was a Corporate Controller at Vudu, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up, where she played a central role in driving the company’s growth and a successful sale to Wal-Mart.

Lisa has held numerous finance and accounting roles at BEA Systems, 3Com, and PriceWaterhouse. She is a CPA and holds a Master of Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Lee Xie

Lee Xie

Head of Training

Lee leads Mirantis’ training and professional certification program, offering the highest quality resources available to master OpenStack. He has built a world-class technical and professional training team who has taught students from many high-tech and Fortune 1000 companies. Before taking the lead in educational services, he was a Technical Project Manager, overseeing OpenStack projects and working with a team of engineers to help service providers and enterprises deploy, operate, and support OpenStack clouds.

Prior to Mirantis, Lee led successful projects at Sony in Digital Cinema and Digital Workflow systems. He has worked in the tech industry for over 10 years.

Lee holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He enjoys playing strategy games and hacking devices to do more than they were designed to do.


Micah Ashford

Micah Ashford

Manager, OpenStack Operations and Infrastructure

Micah has over 20 years of experience in production operations and system administration. Previously, Micah served as one of four leads on a Verizon Business global operations team that managed complex environments from start to finish.

His expertise spans projects from datacenter infrastructure to the end-user experience. He has managed environments for major airlines, governmental projects, financial institutions, and ecommerce systems. In 2007 alone, these platforms transacted more than $4 trillion.