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 […]

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 […]

Brief history of OpenStack

OpenStack was created in 2010. Rackspace wanted to rewrite the infrastructure code running its Cloud servers offering and considered open sourcing the existing cloud files code. At the same time, Anso Labs (contracting for NASA) had published beta code for Nova, a Python-based “cloud computing fabric controller”. Both efforts converged and formed the base for […]

OpenStack Wallaby release

Since the first release in 2010, OpenStack has released major updates for the open infrastructure every 6 months. Rather than going by version number, they use the alphabet to identify these releases by giving each update a name with the next letter in the alphabet. Nearly a year ago I wrote a blog about OpenStack […]

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 […]

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 […]