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David Whiteside

Cloud Architect


David Whiteside is a Cloud Architect in the Computational Science Center at NREL. David has 12 years of Linux Administration experience and a strong background in high performance computing, cloud computing, software development, system monitoring, automation, and configuration management.. He has taken on many responsibilities at NREL over the last 6 years that include HPC administration, firewall administration (Checkpoint), monitoring (ZenOSS), configuration management (Ansible), storage administration (SAM-QFS and ZFS storage appliances), web application development (Python Django and Flask), and cloud solution architecture (AWS).

Research Interests

Linux systems engineering & administration

Software development

Cloud architecture

Machine learning

Data analytics


B.S., Computer Science, Troy University (2007-2011)

AWS Certified Cloud Architect & Practitioner​

Comptia Linux+, Security+​ Certificates

Oracle Solaris 10 SCSA, OCA Java SE 7​ Certificates

Professional Experience

Performance Tester, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (2012-2013)

Sr. UNIX System Administrator, BTAS, Inc. (2009-2012)

Systems Analyst, Analytical Services, Inc. (2007-2009)

Owner/Software Developer, Whiteside Solutions LLC (2005-2009)