About

Digital Transformation & Cloud Expert

IT Consultant Giuseppe Paterno
Giuseppe Paterno

Giuseppe Paternò a.k.a. Gippa is an IT Architect and Security Expert with background in Open Source. He currently acts as a trusted advisor on OpenStack and cloud technologies.

Giuseppe works with leading organisations in the telecommunications, government and finance sectors.

An openStack board candidate, Giuseppe rated #10 in the OpenStack community. He has received awards and recognition from SuSE, HP and has even quoted by Forrester Research.

Giuseppe has worked as an IT architect and Security expert for Canonical, RedHat, Symantec, Wind/Infostrada, Sun Microsystems and IBM.

He is also a visiting Researcher and Professor at the University of Dublin Trinity College.

Giuseppe’s background includes extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Cloud architecture design and implementation, including OpenStack, Ganeti, OpenNebula, VMware
  • Virtualization on VMWare, KVM, Xen, LXC/Docker
  • Large Datacenters Networking and Software Design Networks
  • Multiplatform OS knowledge (Linux, Solaris, AIX, MacOS, Windows, AS/400, MVS)
  • Protocols design, including internet standard
  • Product strategy & marketing
  • Applied research

Testimonials

HP MVP Award for your considerable community contributions to OpenStack and your strong presence in the community

Suzanna K. Litwin, HP Helion Manager

Giuseppe is paving the way for enterprises to embrace OpenStack

Gianluca Pancaccini, CIO of Telecom Italia

Giuseppe has done a great job of creating an important source of information on OpenStack technology

Jeff Cotten, President of RackSpace

SUSE appreciate Giuseppe clear and concise approach to OpenStack and its architecture.

Ralf Flaxa, VP of Engineering SUSE

Satisfied Customers

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You can contact Giuseppe here.

Insights

USG OpenVPN site-to-site parameters

You know that I’m using my blog as my personal “friendly reminder” and this article is no difference 🙂 I wanted to connect my brand new Ubiquiti Security Gateway (USG) to a PF Sense and a Linux router using OpenVPN…

I problemi succedono a tutti, storia di SeeWeb

Scrivo velocemente questo post, anche se sono “impicciato” nei miei soliti viaggi, ma non volevo lasciare cadere nel vuoto questa cosa. Non so se lo sapete, ma SeeWeb -uno dei piu’ grandi housing/hosting provider italiani- ha avuto un disservizio piuttosto…

A summary of 2019 and why I’m not running for OpenStack board again

It’s the beginning of the year… that season time where you can rest a bit and do -as most of you- a balance of what 2019 was to me. I can definitively tell you that 2019 was a year full…

Testimonials

SUSE appreciate Giuseppe clear and concise approach to OpenStack and its architecture.

Ralf Flaxa, VP of Engineering SUSE

Giuseppe has done a great job of creating an important source of information on OpenStack technology

Jeff Cotten, President of RackSpace

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