Jared Hocutt is a Manager at Red Hat where he leads the DoD / IC team of Specialist Solution Architects. In his previous role at Red Hat, he was a Principal Solution Architect focused on OpenShift, Red Hat’s opinionated Kubernetes distribution. He is largely focused on the success of Kubernetes in the U.S. government and their supporting entities.
Before his time at Red Hat, Jared started his career working in the enterprise storage sector building testbed automation and data visualization tools to test and monitor performance of storage platforms at NetApp. Towards the end of his tenure at NetApp, Docker and soon after, Kubernetes were being introduced to the industry. Before his departure from NetApp, he helped build the first Docker storage driver for NetApp platforms and architect the first Kubernetes dynamic storage provisioner for NetApp platforms.
Jared is a husband and the father to a wonderful daughter, who consumes most of his free time. When he has some to spare, he enjoys biking, woodworking, and flying drones.