Without the media, nor a press conference, UnitedStack Inc., an OpenStack company was quietly set up in Silicon Valley in Feb 2013. Without distinguished background, nor the founders are large bowl, just a bunch of engineers from Internet companies and the open source community, we will use the methodology of building Internet products and attitude of open source to run a different company.
"Cloud Computing", once it was a good technical term, but for so many years it is by major IT giants or shell companies packed into various concepts to fool government, enterprises and users, and the bubble has already blown in China for six to seven years, and it's likely to get worse, if we do not stand out, the industry will continue to become a paradise for speculators, and pretenders' money-making tools.
Prior to one year, I had never thought of starting a business, which I thought was far away from me. At that time, I deemed my career prospective was very optimistic and the idea of starting a business had never emerged in my mind.
At this time in 2012, thanks to our teams' efforts and code contribution to OpenStack community, I was invited to attend the OpenStack summit held in San Francisco in April 2012, this was my first time to go abroad. Prior to this, my biggest dream was to visit the USA and touch the life and culture there someday. Surprisedly, it came true so easily. I could feel this was an opportunity to change my destiny, so I prepared meticulously and won an opportunity to deliver a speech at the summit, talking about the application of OpenStack in Sina. At the summit, I made friends with many people, saw a group of American OpenStack compnies and got to know what they were doing.