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The power of running Kubernetes on OpenStack (or not?) 

Kubernetes vs. OpenStack  Kubernetes has emerged as a leading container orchestration platform, empowering organizations to efficiently deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications. OpenStack, on the other hand, provides a robust cloud computing infrastructure, allowing businesses to create and control pools of compute, storage, and networking resources. Together, these two powerful open-source technologies offer a compelling […]

A guide to deploying a Kubernetes cluster: Basics and FAQs answered

Deploying Kubernetes introduction  Deploying a Kubernetes cluster can be a complex process. Deploying a Kubernetes cluster requires a solid understanding of the infrastructure and the tools involved, as well as careful planning and testing.  In this blog I want to share some basic steps for starting with Kubernetes, and some general frequently asked questions and […]

The OpenInfra Foundation and the projects they support

Welcome to our blog, where we will explore the innovative open source projects supported by the OpenInfra Foundation. These projects are enabling organizations to build scalable, secure, and flexible environments. In this article, we will delve into the details of each project and highlight their unique features and contributions to the open source ecosystem.  These […]

Kubernetes FAQ and health check

Kubernetes FAQ and health check

Last year, we received several requests to conduct evaluations on Kubernetes clusters. Because Fairbanks supports all major Kubernetes distributions, the clusters we evaluated were based on upstream Kubernetes, OKD, OpenShift, and as well as Rancher. The positive outcomes of the health checks on the Kubernetes clusters led us to create a free Kubernetes cluster health […]

A new OpenStack release is out! 

New OpenStack release Antelope

OpenStack releases are typically made every six months, and each release brings new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to the platform. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to keep up-to-date with the latest OpenStack releases to ensure that you’re getting the most out of the platform.  That said, many call it the beginning of a […]

A quick recap of Juju 

OpenStack component OpenStack Juju

What is Juju?  Canonical Juju, commonly referred to as just “Juju”, is an open-source software tool for deploying, configuring, managing, and scaling complex applications and services in cloud environments. Juju was created by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and is written in the Go programming language.  What is modeling software deployment?  Juju is a solution […]

A new OpenStack release

OpenStack is known to release a new version every half year. As the last version, OpenStack Zed, was released in October 2022, we can only assume that the next version will be released in March or April 2023.   So, a new OpenStack release is coming up, but what about the most current version? We will […]

A case study about how the Ministry of Education moved to an open source infrastructure

Last year we were contacted by the Ministry of Education. The ministry was planning to update their private cloud infrastructure. In this case, one of there reasons the Ministry is there, is to ensure that all educational institutions benefit from technology and digitalization. They do this by supporting the educational institutions in using IT to […]

OpenInfra Summit 2023 in Vancouver

What is it? It’s time for the OpenInfra Summit again. The OpenInfra Summit is an annual event organized by the OpenInfra Foundation. According to the foundation themselves ‘’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, […]

What did our lead Linux Kubernetes container engineer think of 2022?

Now that 2022 is over, we at Fairbanks and 42on like to reminisce a little on the past year. To do this from multiple perspectives we have interviewed some of our colleagues for you.  In the last two blogs you can read about the 2022 experiences of Eric Kessels (Fairbanks) and Wout van Heeswijk (42on). […]