VP Field Engineering
Christian "kiko" Reis is globally responsible for pre-sales and customer delivery at Canonical. He has been with Canonical since the very beginning, and was deeply involved in the creation of Ubuntu and Launchpad.
Kiko was VP Engineering for Linaro from its inception through 2013, and during that stint learned more about CPUs, ARM and embedded systems than he'd ever expected to.
Kiko has cycled from San Francisco to Panama City, run desert marathons with zero days of training, and raced the longest expedition race ever hosted in the Amazon. He's on extended leave from all that at the moment, with his hands full — along with his amazing wife Mariana — raising three wonderful boys in the Brazilian countryside.
24 January 2018
As details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities1 have become clearer a number of statements have been published by the multiple vendors affected; Canonical has issued advisories and updates on fixes and mitigations, the latest of which includes a first round of Spectre mitigations. However, most of these statements focus on the mec ...
20 December 2017
As product manager for MAAS, a common request MAAS end-users bring is multi-tenancy, which in its more fundamental form can be understood as the ability to reserve machines for certain sets of users. This is common when you have a central MAAS which is managing multiple parts of your datacenter; it applies less when you ...
8 September 2016
This week, the result of over a year of work by our engineering team is concluded: the final release of MAAS 2.0 is now available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and additionally from our stable release PPA. If you’ve never heard of MAAS before, here’s an introductory slide deck from a recent presentation at the OCP ...
15 March 2016
With the amount of industry excitement around virtualized cloud, it is easy to downplay the importance of directly utilizing bare metal infrastructure. And yet bare-metal is the one thing every experienced operator knows they can rely on when deploying mission-critical services, representing guaranteed resource, predictable performance, a ...
14 March 2016
Are you offering cloud storage solutions to your end-customers? You could be, and given the potential, we reckon you should be. In the past 5 years software-defined storage (SDS) platforms like Ceph and Swift have evolved dramatically; today they are redefining the cost of durable, shared storage infrastructure delivered at enterprise-lev ...
20 January 2016
Complex node configuration now fully supported, including NIC bonding, tagged VLANs, bcache, LVM, software RAID devices and more One of the (only somewhat unsung) heroes in the MAAS user community is Ante Karamatić. Ante is the lead of a consulting team which does complex deployments for telecom cloud providers, and he’s also known for be ...