With early roots programming in BASIC on the Apple II and later a member of the New Orleans dial-up BBS community, Chris Tusa formed an early passion for computers. In 1998, he founded a web-hosting and consulting company until 2004 when his company was acquired. Chris joined Rackspace in 2005 where he gained significant experience working with large scale deployments, including YouTube, 37-Signals, and other large enterprise accounts. In 2007, he led a project at Rackspace to build the first Virtual Private Cloud based on VMware.
For the next 3 years Chris functioned as the Chief Architect of Viawest (now Flexential), a colocation and managed services company where he designed and deployed infrastructure to support complex customer environments, multi-site, disaster recovery, PCI/Hippa Compliance, and VPC.
In 2010, Chris joined Red Hat, Inc, and for 8 years was responsible for the North America Cloud sales business. Today, Chris is the Senior Manager of Red Hat Global Learning Service’s curriculum development. His team of international developers is responsible for creation and maintenance of Red Hat’s world class certification training program.