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 […]

Some highlights of the OpenStacks 2021 user survey

One of the main quality’s users love about OpenStack is that it’s a modular architecture with interconnected components with a foundation backing it to provide rapid development and expansion of features and services. To measure trends, improvements, and actual requests for functionalities; every year user surveys are conducted. These surveys are a critical tool in […]

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 […]

Lifecycle management for telecom operators

cloustat Lifecycle management is a well-known process in the IT- and cloud industry. Generally, what occurs in all lifecycle management systems is operation and maintenance. Within lifecycle management, great importance is attached to running and maintaining installations. What we notice is that specifically within a telecom operator, lifecycle management is extra important.   One of […]

Charmed OpenStack for the telecom sector

The last couple of years we have seen telecom providers adopt Charmed OpenStack more and more. With that shift in mind, I thought it would be nice to write a blog about it.   But what is it exactly? According to OpenStack, Charmed OpenStack is an enterprise grade OpenStack distribution that leverages MAAS, Juju, and […]

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 […]

Cloud consolidation: ‘To consolidate, or not to consolidate? That is the question.’

About 10 years ago, when I visited information technology events, there always was some discussion about whether or not companies would be using cloud technologies in the near future. Some years later the discussion was not about whether enterprises would be using cloud technologies, but about whether they would be using private- or public cloud […]

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 […]

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. […]

Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit

Join us October 19-23, 2020   As you all know, OpenStack is one of the largest open source projects in the world. The community has over 100.000 active contributors from 180 countries. And although there are many ways to communicate with each other, under normal circumstances there is no better way than to meet face […]