Christian Reis

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.

6 posts by Christian Reis

Cloud and server

Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What you need to know

by Christian Reis on 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 …

Cloud and server

Machine reservation and multi-tenancy in MAAS

by Christian Reis on 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 …

Cloud and server

MAAS 2.0: high availability API-driven bare metal provisioning

by Christian Reis on 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. …

Cloud and server

Renting bare-metal (as a Service) with MAAS

by Christian Reis on 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 …

Cloud and server

Delivering Cloud Storage using Ubuntu

by Christian Reis on 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 …

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MAAS 1.9: Taking bare-metal beyond “minimal provisioning”

by Christian Reis on 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 …