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 […]

Benefits of running LOKI

If you combine Linux, OpenStack, and Kubernetes, you get the most awesome Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud: LOKI.   In 2022, we can safely say that Kubernetes is one the most used container orchestration technologies. The platform is hugely popular because it offers the ability to resolve problems and offers an out-of-the-box way of thinking about deploying, managing, […]

OpenStack’s competitive edge

At Fairbanks we have started working with OpenStack as early as 2011. Now 10 years into the market we have seen OpenStack grow significantly, but never as much as the last two years. According to the OpenStack Foundation, the deployment number of total cores managed by OpenStack grew 66% over the last year. As mentioned […]

Why Edge Computing is the logical addition to your Unified Telecom Cloud

As you might know, I am not really font of overhyped buzzwords derived from logical technical terms and solutions already used for many years. It looks like a lot of businesses could not operate without buzzwords, as they are internal shortcuts that make perfect sense to people informed of the context. But the issue with […]

10 steps for successful software delivery

Last week I spoke to David Worsell, VP Europe of Tarmac (www.tarmac.io). A company that designs, builds, scales and supports software. They are located in several countries from where they offer their services. I found this conversation interesting because our services are complementary. Fairbanks builds and supports open cloud infrastructures, whereas Tarmac offers the design […]

SDN, NFV and VNF. Powerful acronyms maybe, but let me explain them a bit.

Last week I was explaining some open infrastructure components to a client and therefore also some network concepts like SDN, NFV and VNF functionalities. At some point I realized I was talking too much abbreviations; IPv6, BGP, OKD, RHEL, RHEV, ZFS, MANO, SDN, NFV and VNF. Pfff,  let’s dive into the meaning first before scattering […]

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 […]