John Igoe serves as VP of Private Cloud at Rackspace. In this capacity he leads business development, training, partner alliances and technology initiatives focused around bringing world class Openstack solutions to market.
John’s most recently served as Executive Director of Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions in Dell’s Datacenter Solutions group. In this role, John was leading the effort to define and build software solutions targeted at public and private clouds utilizing technologies such as Openstack and Hadoop. During this time his group developed the Crowbar Initiative and opensource project launched to address the needs of the industry around the migration to DevOps management styles. John was one of the founding members of the Openstack Foundation Board of Directors and has been intimately involved in this organizations work.
John Igoe has over 25 years experience in the high technology industry. He has held executive level positions in both Engineering and Service organizations of companies such as Banyan Systems, Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks and Nortel.
John has served as a VP of Engineering, developing complex routing solutions, and as a VP of Global Technical Services. As VP of Services at Bay Networks, John was responsible for the implementation of their Remote Management Service offering, architecting the core systems infrastructure and building out Network Operations Centers in the US, EMEA and PACRIM areas. John was the Founder and CTO of SilverBack Technologies, a provider of cloud based infrastructure management software that was acquired by Dell in 2007.