Back Working on Apache CloudStack | Meet the Team

Hello everyone, I’m Kishan Kavala and I live in Hyderabad, India. I joined ShapeBlue in March as a Cloud Architect. I started my career in 2004 working as a Java developer. Before ShapeBlue Prior to joining ShapeBlue, I worked with Amazon/AWS for 5 years, both in India and the UK. I worked with Public Sector and large financial institutions to help them adopt Cloud Computing. I also worked on an Amazon internal platform to move data across datastores at scale. I had the opportunity to work with CloudStack from 2010, while it was still VMOps. I was among the initial […]

Reflecting On My First 5 Months at ShapeBlue | Meet the Team

Introduction Hi all, I am Jithin Raju, and I live in Bangalore. I joined ShapeBlue in March as a Cloud Architect and appreciate everything in this new opportunity. I also enjoy being part of the larger Apache CloudStack community and have loved to contribute since I joined ShapeBlue. Before joining ShapeBlue, I worked with Citrix and Persistent Systems in many roles in support. I was involved in the commercial forks of Apache CloudStack, such as Citrix Cloudplatform and Rovius CloudPlatform. Citrix XenServer and CloudPortal Business Manager are the other products which I used to provide support for. I lead the […]

Joining ShapeBlue and the CloudStack Community | Meet the Team

Hello! I am Vishesh, currently based in Gurugram, India. I joined ShapeBlue six months ago, and it has been a valuable learning experience. I started my career back in 2015 with an Indian e-grocery startup Blinkit. I was part of the cloud infrastructure team, responsible for managing the AWS cloud and providing a platform for developers to manage and deploy their applications. While there, I worked with various open-source technologies like Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, Redis, and others. While I followed the open-source communities, I needed more time to participate or contribute. The Interview After leaving Blinkit, I took a few months […]

Joining a 100% Employee-owned Company I Meet The Team

Hello all, my name is Kiran Chavala and I am a QA Software Engineer at ShapeBlue. I started at Shapeblue 6 months ago. I am based out of Bangalore, India, which is also known as Garden city and the Sillicon Valley of India. Before joining Shapeblue I was with Citrix and Persistent Systems as a Lead Support Engineer. I have been involved with Cloudstack since 2013, when the Cloudstack 4.3 release was out, and I have seen the product grow with many relevant features getting added to the product, thus keeping it up with the emerging Industry trends. My job […]

Reflecting on my Years at ShapeBlue l Meet The Team

Hi everyone, my name is Nicolas Vazquez and I have been working as a software engineer at ShapeBlue for about 5 years now. I live in Uruguay, in Latin America, and as a fun fact I have always lived in the same city. I have a degree in Computer Engineering and outside work I am a husband, a proud father of a young lady and I enjoy playing tennis and exercising. Life before ShapeBlue Before joining ShapeBlue I worked as a Java developer in various fields. But it wasn’t until 2015 that I got into cloud computing as part of […]

New to the Community l Meet The Team

Hello all, my name is Jamie Pell. I am from the UK, but I am currently based in Phuket, Thailand. I joined ShapeBlue in March as a Marketing Specialist and have loved every minute of being part of this motivated, friendly and ambitious team. I started my career in marketing by working as a Digital Marketing Intern at Bali International Film Festival. After this, I had worked in digital marketing for a natural health supplement company, Eudeamon, followed by setting up my own company Speak For Less. I decided to pursue a career in marketing as I am passionate about […]

First Few Months at ShapeBlue l Meet The Team

Great team! Hey there, this is Suresh Kumar Anaparti, from Hyderabad, India. I was born and brought up in the “City of Destiny” (Visakhapatnam) and moved to the “City of Pearls” (Hyderabad) to start my IT career. My personal interests are playing video games, watching movies (mainly crime and thrillers), bike rides, long drives, travel, gardening and playing with my kid! I have been a tea lover since I was a teenager, and I enjoy spending time with friends and sharing a cup of tea with them. I joined ShapeBlue some months ago and wanted to share my initial thoughts […]

Back in the community l Meet The Team

Hello all, I’m Harikrishna, and I’m based in Hyderabad, India. I joined ShapeBlue few months ago and I’m very happy to be part of this amazing team. I started my career with CloudStack as a fresher when it was just incubating to Apache from version 3.x to 4.0, and it was very exciting to be part of a project which had only just been open-sourced. I initially worked on features like VM access reset, dynamic scaling resources of a running VM, and Citrix XenDesktop integration with CloudStack, and it has now been over 7 years since I started working on […]

Choose Open-Source l Meet The Team

Hi, my name is Vladimir Petrov and I am a Software Test Engineer at ShapeBlue. I started 10 months ago and have now been here long enough to share my ‘first impressions’ with you. Let me start with some background. I have been involved with computers since I was 10 years old, and I started my professional career as a system administrator 20 years ago, switching to Quality Assurance (QA) 3 years later. I worked for several different companies (big ones like SAP and small startups); tried different industries (finance, e-commerce, communications) and different roles (manual and automation QA, team […]

Hands-on l Meet The Team

Why Alex Mattioli, former Director of Architecture for a global telecoms giant, chose to join ShapeBlue Hello, I’m Alexandre Mattioli – a Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue. After a few months working here I’d like to share some views. Originally from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, I moved to Europe in my mid-twenties in order to pursue a PhD at Imperial College, London. With that done I worked for quite a few years in software development in London, Belgrade and remotely throughout the continent. After a few years I decided to move to infrastructure, so I quit my job, got myself a […]