Sirius, the acclaimed open source System Integrator, names Andrew Savory as Chief Technology Officer and lays out his open source vision.
unique in providing genuine 24/365 managed services and support for
open source software to both Government and Private Sector enterprises.
New CTO Andrew Savory
takes responsibility for leading the team of expert architects and
engineers. A long-standing open source developer and member of the Apache Software Foundation
as well as business leader, Andrew has run a number of companies
delivering open source services throughout the UK and Europe. Most
recently he provided the guidance and oversight on open source
development for major OEMs and network operators, as well as managing
infrastructure for a global platform engineering initiative.
"Sirius is a company who's time has come" says Andrew "the world now
accepts open source as 'business-as-usual', and 'business-as-usual'
means managed services and support. Sirius is unique in providing
exactly what the worldwide shift to open source needs now -
all-inclusive support with thier stress-free technology approach".
Mark Taylor, Sirius CEO and well-known advocate
of open source in the Public and Private sectors emphasises what Andrew
is bringing to the company - "Sirius is already great, this is about
taking us to the next level. We are well known for our core competencies
in enterprise infrastructure; the open source database PostgreSQL;
directory services such as OpenLDAP and Shibboleth; as well as other
critical infrastructure components. Andrew has rapidly expanded our
depth and breadth of support with new offerings around search
technologies Apache Lucene and Apache Solr, telephony and pbx
technologies like Asterisk, and major offerings in virtualisation around
KVM and OpenStack."
An early initiative from Andrew is a series of open source Showcases and
Open Days. Each focuses on a specific technology area, laying out the
uses and benefits to businesses seeking the competitive advantages of
open source, with case studies, talks by end-users, demonstrations and
briefings. The first Open Day
focuses on Open Source Identity Management and is being held at Sirius'
canal-side campus in sunny Surrey on Friday 1st June 2012.
Andrew has a BSc in Applied Computing from University of East Anglia,
where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow for his assistance in
delivering open source research projects. As well as his Apache Software
Foundation membership, he is an advisory committee member of OSS Watch,
and a SIG Champion for Cambridge Wireless.