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Podcast with StackStorm – Operations Automation



At the recent OpenStack Summit in Paris, I had a chance to meet with StackStorm, a software operations automation company who announced the release of StackStorm 0.5, open source software for operations automation.  I recorded a Podcast with their CEO and technology evangelist.


About StackStorm

StackStorm is an emerging leader of the third wave of operations automation. StackStorm solutions leverage existing configuration management and monitoring solutions to deliver automation that safely ties together todays loosely coupled, heterogeneous, ever changing cloud infrastructures. Built from the ground up combining ChatOps and Event Driven Operations, StackStorm’s vision is a world of self-driving data centers that learn over time how to better operate themselves 



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evanpowell.jpgEvan Powell
CEO and Co-Founder, StackStorm


Evan Powell is the CEO and Co-Founder of StackStorm. With 15+ years experience in infrastructure software, Evan was previously the founding CEO of Nexenta Systems, where he helped create the software defined storage market and achieved over $350M of annual partner sales.

Prior to Nexenta, Evan co-founded Clarus Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software for next generation, real time communications. Clarus is now a division of Riverbed.

Evan holds a BA from Williams College and a MBA from the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Spain. He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the leading European venture fund Finaves in 2010 and was named one of the Top Ten Leaders in Storage in 2012.


ph-james-fryman.jpgJames Fryman


James Fryman is an Information Technologist who builds, designs, curates, and evangelizes automation in all layers of the IT stack. Over the last decade, he has held roles in Information Technology that include the domains of Information Security, Service Delivery, IT Operations, Development, and IT Management. He has learned through these experiences the importance of automation in all facets of Information Technology to accelerate delivery, reduce human errors throughout an application lifecycle.


James most recently worked at GitHub assisting in the development and curation of systems scaling within the Operations group. He is also a frequent speaker on the topic of automation at conferences throughout the world.

James holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.



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I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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