« Back to home

Who am I?

Posted on

Petr Michalec

Developer. ExIBMer. Vi(m) lover. DevOps kid. Performing cloud infrastructure and application architecture with passion for the edge thing. I am not obsessed with emails and spreadsheet thing as an ordinary IBMers. If you wanna reach me use Twitter.


Twitter, Keybase, GitHub, IRC


Work email


Work address

    Mirantis Czech a.s.
    Thámova 137/16
    Prague - Karlín, 18600
    Czech Republic


Practicing IT Specialist/IT Architect/Tech Lead. IBM RedBook author. Certified Cloud Solution Architect. Wide range skills in the uni*x IT infrastructure, automation, deployments & monitoring and DevOps. Enterprise business experience since 2004. Strong skills and passion I have for technological “edge” implementation, data analytics and visualization. I am a dedicated team player.

I have hands-on experience with major relational and no-sql databases, networking, virtualisation, deployment automation, software development, testing and writing technical documentation.

I have experience as team lead and architect for private cloud implementations, large scale deployments and daily operations for major world-wide customers.

My common DevOps tool-chain and experience counts Salt, Chef, Docker, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Helm charts, Consul/Etcd, Drone.io/Travis/Jenkins, KitchenCI/InSpec/Infratester, Telegraf/Fluentd/Prometheus/Hubblestack.io, …

Key skills

  • Fluent English with communication and presentation skills.
  • Infrastructure and cloud architecture for private and public Openstack/Kubernetes/CloudFoundry.
  • System and infrastructure deployment for large infrastructures.
  • Operation support of production environments of 1k nodes.
  • Development and custom solutions for Linux and open-source solutions.
  • Programming in Python, Ruby, (C#/.NET, Java and Javascript).
  • DevOps tool-chain for Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment.
  • IBM SW products (DB2, ITM, BPM, TSAM, ICO/ICM, Cognos)

Career history

*You wanna be listed here, make me an offer ;-)

201610 - to date ‐ Mirantis, Czech Republic

201605 - 201610 ‐ tcp cloud, Czech Republic (Acquired by Mirantis)

200404 - 201605 ‐ IBM Czech Republic, Czech Republic

200306 - 200311 ‐ Contactel s.r.o, Czech Republic

200003 - 200306 ‐ Cesky Telecom a.s., Czech Republic


IBM Implementation Services for Private Clouds:Implementation Guide for Practitioners and Architects (internal); Authors: D.Straeten, S.Hopkins, J.Huang, S.Joshi, S.Pillay, P.Michalec, S.Paul, J.Pierce, E.Sofianos, S.Weis,M.L.;Redbook; IBM ITSO, 2013; ISBN/ISSN: 0738438359


Personal interests