NASA, Karen Petraska, Service Executive for the NASA Computer Services Office, and Ray O Brien, CTO for IT at NASA Ames Research Center, will jointly cover how the Agency’s very early step into cloud computing via the Nebula project and OpenStack has influenced the Agency’s view of how this exciting new computing model can be leveraged to help meet mission objectives. Karen and Ray will cover a range of activities directed at increasing the adoption of cloud computing across the Agency. Specifically, an activity targeted at enhancing OpenStack for science applications and workloads will be covered, along with a project that NASA has just started to ensure public cloud services are used securely by projects teams. Other cloud activities within NASA will likely be covered too. Additionally, Ray O'Brien will address how Nebula and OpenStack are paving the way for greater involvement by NASA in community-driven open source projects.
Ray O’Brien was assigned to the role of CTO for IT at NASA’s Ames Research Center in February 2011. Prior to this assignment, he was the project manager for NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Initiative. During his term as project manager, Nebula’s Nova compute controller technology was chosen as one of the two foundational components of OpenStack – the Open Source Cloud Computing Initiative. Since its formation in July of 2010, OpenStack has become one of the... Read More →
Karen Petraska is presently serving as the Service Executive for Computing Services in the NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer, leading NASA’s response to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and exploring larger overall agency computing issues including cloud computing. Karen has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and 25 years of experience between academia, industry and government. She has worked in several areas of enterprise IT infrastructure services including... Read More →
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