Aaron Sullivan served as a Distinguished Engineer at Rackspace, focused on infrastructure strategy until 2017.
Aaron joined Rackspace's Product Development organization in late 2008, in an engineering role, focused on servers, storage, and operating systems. He moved to Rackspace’s Supply Chain/Business Operations organization in 2010, mostly focused on next generation storage and datacenters. He became a Principal Engineer during 2011 and a Director in 2012, supporting a variety of initiatives, including the development and launch of Rackspace’s first Open Compute platforms. His final position was Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer, where he worked on next generation server technology, designing infrastructure for Rackspace’s Product and Practice Areas, and supporting the growth and capabilities of Rackspace’s Global Infrastructure Engineering team. He also represented Rackspace as a public speaker, writer, and commentator.
He was involved with Open Compute since its start at Rackspace. He became formally involved in late 2012. He was Rackspace’s lead for OCP initiatives and platform designs. Aaron served two terms as an OCP Incubation Committee member, and sponsors the Certification & Interoperability (C&I) project workgroup. He supported the C&I workgroup as they built and submitted their first test specifications. He also spent time working with the OCP Foundation on licensing and other strategic initiatives.