Our interview with Allesandro Pilotti, founder and CEO of Cloudbase Solutions

Recently we visited the annual OpenInfra summit in Berlin. We held interviews with some interesting people. Earlier we posted blogs about our interviews of attendees and OpenInfra Foundation members. This time we have wrote a blog about our interview with Allesandro Pilotti, the founder and CEO of Cloudbase Solutions. You can also view the interview […]

Recap of OpenStack services

A recap of OpenStack services; what is what again? The various OpenStack community projects and the services they implement are modular in nature and generally capable of being used independently. They are intended to knit together into a net capability greater than the sum of the individual parts. A major advantage of the modular setup […]

Fairbanks and 42on at the OpenInfra Summit Berlin

The OpenInfra Summit is a global event for open source IT infrastructure professionals to collaborate on software development, share best practices about designing and running infrastructure in production, and make partnership and purchase decisions. This year (June the 7th, 8th and 9th) it is held in Berlin and brings together more than 2000 influential IT […]

Short refresh on OpenStack architecture and services

While OpenStack is already a well-known and proven private cloud solution, there will always be some questions about the architecture and the components. So, to help you find your way with OpenStack, we have summarized some of the often used components for you in this blog. The various OpenStack community projects and the services they […]

Fast facts and statistics on OpenStack

The statistics and facts mentioned in this blog are retrieved from surveys conducted by OpenStack. Nearly 60% of survey respondents with deployments identified their role as either a cloud operator or a cloud architect. However, 46% of respondents reported having more than one role in their organization. Respondents to the latest OpenStack User Survey represent […]

OpenStack Wallaby release

Since the first release in 2010, OpenStack has released major updates for the open infrastructure every 6 months. Rather than going by version number, they use the alphabet to identify these releases by giving each update a name with the next letter in the alphabet. Nearly a year ago I wrote a blog about OpenStack […]

Building an Open Infrastructure Unified Telecom Cloud; what it means for you.

Telecom companies face quite a few challenges these days especially regaining market share in relation from public cloud providers. They are adopting fast to become tech-centric and front running companies: think of the technical migration from 4G to 5G and moving cloud computing to their customer at the ‘edge’ of the telco networks.   This […]

ZFS and Ceph, what a lovely couple they make!

Stable, secure data storage is probably one of the most important things in today’s data driven world. With the ability to scale fast. Combining two great storage solutions provides you with all those in one. ZFS and Ceph are a couple that cannot easily be beaten!   Why is that? The short explanation is scalability. […]

Software support versus infrastructure support

With all open infrastructure components; whether it’s Ceph, OKD, Cumulus, Kubernetes, or OpenStack, I often get questions about the difference between software support and infrastructure support. ‘In what way and at what level am I able to support my open source infrastructure?’ ‘Can I support my open source infrastructure with software support only, or do […]

Become a Ceph specialist with our course

A lot of organisations have adopted and embraced the opportunities of native cloud storage with Ceph. Either with or without OpenStack. One of the hallmarks of Ceph is that a well-trained Linux team (or a single engineer) can setup a Ceph cluster pretty easily. But as the success in the organization of this platform often […]