Kubernetes components

Two weeks ago, at the OpenInfra Summit in Berlin we had a lot of talks about Kubernetes and the components from which it is setup. Fairbanks supports teams working with Kubernetes and I thought it might be a good idea to do a short recap on all the components. Kubernetes consists of several components. At […]

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 […]

Some pros, cons and requirements for NFV

Let’s dive a little into what network function virtualization (NFV) means for telecom providers. Firstly, let’s start with the basics. NFV was born in 2012 when the ‘NFV Call to Action’ document was introduced. Now, 9 years later we have become familiar with the term as well as the technology. For instance, we know now […]

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 […]

OpenStack Masterclass

A lot of organisations have adopted and embraced the opportunity of using cloud infrastructure with OpenStack. OpenStack is serving as a great infrastructure solution for both developing companies and established enterprises. However, as the success in an organization using this platform often grows rapidly, eventually questions and challenges arise were help could be useful for […]

Pod disruption budget

In this blog we will discuss the Pod disruption budgetfeature of Kubernetes. It is a recent addition to Kubernetes that is very useful, but it can lead to get your Kubernetes to get overprotective of its Pods resulting in some issues, as we experienced with one of our customers. They are an essential part of […]