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 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 […]

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 […]

Disruptive Hybrid Cloud Management and Cloud Migration

More than ever before, businesses are increasingly using cloud platforms to speed up innovation, reduce costs, enhance reliability, to avoid risking data loss and increase flexibility. Among the various types of cloud models you can choose, there’s one that ensures optimal cost-efficiency, performance, and flexibility: the hybrid cloud. It has fast become the de facto […]

OpenStack is alive and in motion

Not so long ago, someone said he felt OpenStack had lost its relevance. Although I hear this from time to time, it always takes me by surprise. Because OpenStack is more alive than ever, moving forward with the forthcoming 20th release of OpenStack: Train. But how can you tell OpenStack is more alive than ever?! […]

Cloud and OpenStack retrospective

Cloud and OpenStack? In a recent conversation, someone asked us why Fairbanks, choose to focus your attention to open infrastructure cloud solutions and OpenStack when you started? And why do we blog about so many aspects of open infrastructure clouds and what can be achieved with it? Since we are doing this since 2011 and […]