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Individual Member Profile


Belmiro Moreira COA Certified

Date Joined
May 02, 2013



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Belmiro Moreira is an enthusiastic mathematician and computer engineer passionate about the challenges and complexities of architecting and deploying large scale open Cloud Infrastructures. Belmiro works at CERN and during the last 10 years he has been responsible for the design, deployment and maintenance of the CERN Cloud Infrastructure based on Openstack. Previously he worked in different virtualization projects to improve the efficiency of the large Batch farm at CERN. Belmiro is from the beginning an active member of the OpenStack community. Currently, he is a member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and the co-chair of the OpenStack Large Scale SIG. Previously, he was also a member of the OpenStack UC (User Committee). Belmiro is particularly interested in the challenges that cloud operators face when maintaining large scale open infrastructures. He talks regularly about his experience in several conferences and events, (OpenStack Summits, OpenStack User Groups, OpenInfra Live, CentOS Dojo, ...) and helps in the organization of many other events. Belmiro is committed to continue to support the OpenInfra community. More info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belmiromoreira/
  • CERN - From 2013-05-02 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Block Storage (Cinder),Image Service (Glance)

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Belmiro is a candidate in the January 2022 Board Elections .


What is your relationship to OpenInfra, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenInfra and/or OpenStack's success to date?


I've been an active OpenStack user/operator since 2010.

( See my OpenStack presentation from January 2011 presenting the first CERN Cloud prototype based on OpenStack “Austin” release:

https://indico.cern.ch/event/118726/attachments/60920/87520/OpenStack.pdf )

Over the years, I have been contributing my experience in the design, deployment and maintenance of a large scale Cloud Infrastructure based on Openstack. This resulted in several contributions and the collaboration with different OpenStack projects to allow OpenStack to scale to thousands/millions of cores and fulfil the requirements of the scientific and many other communities.

I also try to bring the user/operator perspective into the community. 

The success of the OpenInfra is very important. In my opinion, most of the very innovative scientific projects/infrastructures (and many others) depend on the success of the Open Infrastructure Foundation. The core projects that it supports are the core for an open and collaborative Infrastructure.


Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


Currently, I’m a member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and the co-chair of the OpenStack Large Scale SIG. Previously, I was also a member of the OpenStack UC (User Committee). Since 2016, I participate as a track chair (Programming Committee) for the Open Stack/Infra Summits.

All these different roles in the OpenStack community gave me a deep understanding of the current Open Stack/Infra challenges and ecosystem.


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenInfra's success?


In my opinion the Board should continue to support and enable the growth of the OpenInfra community, never forgetting the “Four Opens” has guiding principles. I also see the collaboration with other open source communities as a key component for long term success. 


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2022?


In my opinion, for 2022 the Board should focus on the different community members, especially in the users/operators. Understanding their motivation, needs and expectations would help to promote and engage the community to continue to have a vibrant ecosystem allowing to attract new members and projects.

Belmiro has already been nominated by:

  • graeme Moss
  • Marcos Benedicto
  • Jan van Eldik
  • Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson
  • Tadas Sutkaitis
  • David Holland
  • Brendan Conlan
  • Tristan Goode
  • Arne Wiebalck
  • Tim Bell