Alexander Papaspyrou has over 15 years of experience in IT. He is a Computer Scientist at heart, with a strong focus on distributed computing and Cloud Infrastructure. He has worked on many e-Infrastructure projects in varying domains, from climate prediction to manufacturing. With rockstarengineering.com, he provides consultancy on IT infrastructure efforts and the stress field between technological, regulatory, and standardisation challenges.
He was previously employed as a researcher, and helped to create the Open Cloud Computing Interface family of specifications, which emerged from the lack of a royalty-free, open interface to a modern as-a-service environment, and now gains momentum with implementations in major Cloud middleware stacks such as OpenNebula and OpenStack, and uptake in platform frameworks such as CompatibleOne.
He is a regular speaker at conferences in the distributed computing domain and he has authored over 30 books and articles.