Open source has revolutionized the automotive industry

Open source, cars, the challenges and opportunities  Open source software is as a driving force all around us. From healthcare to finance and banking, to scientific research, to aerospace. Open source is just the most reliable, open and safest way to go, take for example the flight-certified systems at level D: Aerospace companies like Boeing […]

Example of Ansible Molecule in OpenStack

Molecule is a testing framework for Ansible roles that allows you to define and run tests against your roles in various scenarios. Molecule provides support for testing with multiple instances, operating systems and distributions, virtualization providers, test frameworks and testing scenarios. Molecule encourages an approach that results in consistently developed roles that are well-written, easily understood […]

The power of combining AI with open source

What is open source to AI?  We all can agree on the fact that it is an interesting time. With facial recognition, medical diagnosis and healthcare systems, us feeling comfortable chatting with AI bots and taxis driving themselves with AI power vehicles.   Some time ago I read an article about the fact that accidents with […]

Life Cycle Assessment: what it is, and why it is important. 

Introduction to life cycle assessment  The IT sector plays a crucial role in driving technological advancements and digital transformation. To maintain an increasingly digital infrastructure, we need our planet’s resources, production of the right materials and machinery, experts to keep the data centers functional, and people using the internet and its services. Considering the variety […]

A guide to installing Docker on Ubuntu 22.04

Docker on Ubuntu   Docker is a tool designed to streamline the process of creating, deploying, and running applications by using containers. Containers allow developers to package up an application with all the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package. In this guide, we will […]

Should I install the latest OpenStack release or not? 

With a history of regular releases, OpenStack has evolved through a series of alphabetically named versions, each packed with new features and improvements. As the community continues to innovate, the question arises: Should you install the latest OpenStack release or stick with an older version? In this article, we’ll explore key points about OpenStack releases […]

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 […]

Navigating OpenStack network virtualization: A closer look at OVN and OVS

OpenStack deployments heavily rely on efficient network virtualization solutions to enable scalability and flexibility. In this blog, we’ll delve into the relationship between Open Virtual Networking (OVN) and Open vSwitch (OVS) within the OpenStack ecosystem. We’ll explore their distinctive functionalities and their separation. Let’s briefly recap the core aspects of OVN and OVS and their […]

Introducing Sunbeam: Canonical’s OpenStack solution for small-scale cloud environments

Introduction  Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has made a significant announcement at the OpenInfra Summit in Vancouver. They have unveiled Sunbeam, a new project that extends their commercial OpenStack offering to small-scale cloud environments. Sunbeam, which is 100% open source and free-of-charge, aims to simplify the adoption of OpenStack and enable organizations to modernize their […]