Who Am I


My name is Maish Saidel-Keesing and welcome to my small piece of real estate on the web.

Picture taken at VMworld Europe 2010
I am currently a Cloud and DevOps Systems Architect for CyberArk in Israel and have been working in IT for the past 18 years and with a stronger focus on cloud and automation for the past 5.

I have extensive experience with Cloud technologies, DevOps and Agile practices and implementations, containers, Kubernetes, virtualization and, a long history with Microsoft Active Directory Infrastructure, server hardware from all the major vendors and also like to play around a lot with bash and Ansible.

Automation is the way things should be done - so I am constantly looking for ways to make my life easier wherever I can.

My latest project is The Cloudwalkabout - a book about my journey through the world of AWS.

I am the married to the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, have 3 amazing daughters and am very happy with my life.

He holds several certifications including:

  • 5x AWS Certified 
  • MCSE (Windows NT4, 2000 and 2003)
  • MCSA
  • Novell CNA.

He co-authored the VMware vSphere Design book the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide and participated in the Technical Review of a number of publications.

He was awarded the vExpert award from VMware during 2010-2017 for his contributions to the VMware community

Speaker History

Devops Israel 2018 - Devs are Mars , Ops are from Venus - 3 years later
OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016 - The Path to Becoming an AUC (Active User Contributor)
Openstack Israel Conference 2016 (A Tale of Two OpenStack Contributors - Shimon Benattar & Maish Saidel-Keesing
OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 - The Jenkins Plugin for OpenStack - Simple and Painless CI/CD
OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 - The OpenStack Design Panel
DevopsDay TLV 2014 - Devs are from Mars, Ops are from Venus
Openstack Israel Conference 2014 - OpenStack in the Enterprise - Are You Ready?
Openstack Israel Conference 2013 - OpenStack for VMWare Admins
VMworld 2014
Numerous internal Company events

You can always get hold of me through the Contact page of my blog or on Twitter.