Paul is a Private Cloud Architect focusing on Enterprise Cloud Solutions. He joined Rackspace in 2003 to focus on Linux Engineering and customer support. In 2008, Paul began working on what would eventually become the Rackspace open cloud. Today he focuses on integrating infrastructure and applications with OpenStack, specifically targeting solutions for enterprises. Paul is passionate about transforming all areas of traditional IT into cloud models, such as evolving cloud application design, using DevOps for continuous product delivery and designing software-driven infrastructure. Outside of Rackspace, Paul enjoys ultra-light backpacking and fly-fishing on the Guadalupe River, when he's not hammering out code at the local coffee shop.