Telephone: 0114 2572 200

OCF appoints Christopher Brown as OpenStack Engineer

Christopher Brown will lead OCF’s growing expertise in OpenStack

We’re pleased to announce a recent appointment in our technical team. Christopher Brown has joined in the newly created role of OpenStack Engineer. Christopher will engage with UK academia, large enterprise, and research organisations to help design and integrate HPC systems incorporating the open-source and commercially supported versions of OpenStack.

Drawing on previous knowledge as an operations manager, Christopher will consult with customers on the challenges they face building HPC and cloud infrastructures to support research using OpenStack. Christopher’s experience with Linux-based systems, and virtualisation, will help OCF to deliver proof of concepts through to the design and integration of OpenStack HPC systems.

“We’re seeing a lot of interest from customers around OpenStack and the potential it has to enable UK academia to develop and connect HPC systems to create or ‘spin up’ larger or more bespoke virtual clusters,” comments Arif Ali, Technical Director at OCF. “OpenStack is natural evolution in HPC and represents a real opportunity for the industry and, with Christopher’s appointment, we’ll be able to better meet the increasing demand we’re seeing from customers.”

He adds: With Christopher’s experience we are able to consult with our customers on OpenStack deployments, helping them find the best solution possible – whether that be commercially supported or open-source OpenStack. Christopher will be a valuable asset to the team at OCF.”

Christopher brings with him a wealth of experience; in his previous role as operations manager he engaged with companies across the UK to build, install and manage IT networks both remotely and on-site. As well as his significant experience with Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, Christopher has developed expertise in web servers, networking, and Amazon Web Services. A graduate of the University of Huddersfield in Software Engineering, Christopher specialises in cloud compute and storage, virtualisation and Linux.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments

    January 2018
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    1st January 2018 2nd January 2018 3rd January 2018 4th January 2018 5th January 2018 6th January 2018 7th January 2018
    8th January 2018 9th January 2018 10th January 2018 11th January 2018 12th January 2018 13th January 2018 14th January 2018
    15th January 2018 16th January 2018 17th January 2018 18th January 2018 19th January 2018 20th January 2018 21st January 2018
    22nd January 2018 23rd January 2018 24th January 2018 25th January 2018 26th January 2018 27th January 2018 28th January 2018
    29th January 2018 30th January 2018 31st January 2018 1st February 2018 2nd February 2018 3rd February 2018 4th February 2018

    Contact Us

    OCF plc
    Unit 5 Rotunda, Business Centre,
    Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown,
    Sheffield, S35 2PG

    Tel: +44 (0)114 257 2200
    Fax: +44 (0)114 257 0022

    OCF Hotline: 0845 702 3829

    The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury,
    Keckwick Lane, Daresbury,
    Cheshire, WA4 4FS

    Tel: +44 (0)1925 607 360
    Fax: +44 (0)114 257 0022

    OCF plc is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number 4132533. Registered office address: OCF plc, 5 Rotunda Business Centre, Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2PG

    Website Designed & Built by Grey Matter | web design sheffield