TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation approved inwinSTACK as the newest Gold Member of the Foundation. The decision was made during the Foundation Board’s meeting at the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo.
Although a startup, inwinSTACK is already the largest OpenStack service integration provider in Taiwan. It serves clients in manufacturing, finance, telco, public and education markets. The company employs the largest OpenStack R&D team in Taiwan and was an early leader and organizer in the Taiwanese OpenStack community.
inwinSTACK has organized and sponsored OpenStack Taiwan Day twice, put together the OpenStack Programming Contest with HP, trained hundreds of people on OpenStack skills, and contributed to the upstream code base, ranking among the top 12 in bug fixes, the top 10 in lines of code, and the top 18 in code commits.
“inwinSTACK has already been an active and engaged member of the OpenStack community in Taiwan,” said Minolu Chung, General Manager and CTO of inwinSTACK. “As a Gold Member, our goal now is to lead more vendors in Taiwan to join the OpenStack ecosystem while we introduce OpenStack to more enterprises in the APAC region."
“Electing inwinSTACK as a Gold Member underscores the rising momentum for OpenStack software and the community supporting it throughout the APAC region,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “Their team has made a big commitment to the project by organizing events and hosting training sessions, in addition to their upstream work. The Board’s decision to elect them our newest Gold Member reflects their community leadership and commercial success.”
Foundation membership is limited to 24 Gold Members, who vote annually to select eight Board Directors representing the class. In addition to inwinSTACK, current Gold members are Aptira, CCAT, Cisco, Dell, DreamHost, EMC, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Mirantis, NEC, NetApp, Odin, Symantec and Yahoo!.
About the OpenStack Summit
OpenStack Summit Tokyo, takes place this week at the Grand Prince International Convention Center & Hotels. The international event brings together users, developers, telceo/service provider visionaries and enterprise CIOs to collaborate on the future of the cloud computing. Attendees participate in visionary keynote speakers, in-depth breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, collaborative design sessions and lots of networking. Developer working sessions determine the roadmap for Mitaka, the 13th release of OpenStack software, expected in April 2016.
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