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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OpenStack Xena, what’s new?

Xena is the 24th version of OpenStack’s supporting hardware support and project integration to strengthen infrastructure for cloud-native applications. This release comes at a time when the OpenStack project is deployed in production more widely than ever. Over 100 new OpenStack clouds have been built in the past months, growing the total number of cores […]

Doing an internship at an open source cloud company

Blog by Elvira Dautovic-Mouradi (intern at Fairbanks). When following a study it’s almost always necessary to do an internship in order to complete your study. Many dread this time because it means actually starting to work and taking on real responsibility. So, for my study international creative business my time came to do an internship […]

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 […]

Open infrastructure from millennial point of view

As it’s been around for many years, we now know that open infrastructure is a combination of open-source products to build open cloud infrastructure with. This cloud infrastructure consists of many components. OpenStack, OpenShift, OKD, Kubernetes and Ceph are a few to mention and some of the IT people got to know it when it […]

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 […]