Brian Aker

HP Fellow, Infrastructure Engineering, Technical Operations and Customer Satisfaction, HP Cloud Services Hewlett-Packard

Brian Aker is an HP Fellow in the Cloud Services organization. He is responsible for infrastructure engineering, technical operations and customer satisfaction for the cloud services business.

Aker brings more than 22 years of IT experience to HP with an extensive background in both technical and business leadership, along with in-depth experience in next generation open source technologies.  Prior to joining HP, Aker was a distinguished engineer for Sun Microsystems where his team was responsible for the next generation MySQL and Drizzle open source databases. He also led efforts to improve the performance and scalability of the Memcached storage engine at Sun Microsystems.

Prior to Sun Microsystems, Aker served as director of architecture at MySQL AB where he led engineering for the MySQL product line.  He also spent several years at Open Source Developer Network where he worked on Slashcode, the content management system that powered Slashdot and other similar web sites.

Aker co-authored the O’Reilly book on Slashcode and currently authors and maintains a number of open source projects including, libMemcached, Gearman and Drizzle database project.

He has chaired a number of conferences, including the MySQL conference, and is a core developer and member of the Drizzle Foundation Board.

Aker has undergraduate degrees from Antioch College in Ohio and completed his graduate work at the University of Iowa. 


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