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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 […]

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 […]

Non-core OpenStack components and why they matter 

In the last few weeks, we brought you a blog series that took a deepdive into the main OpenStack components, while explaining their features. This time we bring you a quick overview of non-core OpenStack components and why they matter.  However, if you are interested in reading the blogs about the main OpenStack components, you […]

Deep dive into the main OpenStack components part 3

Welcome to part three of our blog series “Deep dive into the main OpenStack components.” In this series, we have been exploring the different components of the OpenStack platform in-depth, including Glance, Heat, Trove, Magnum, and more. In this blog, we will dive deep into the remaining OpenStack components that we haven’t discussed yet, including their […]

Deep dive into the main OpenStack components part 2

Welcome to part two of our series on the main components of OpenStack. Last week we posted a blog about the deep dive main OpenStack components, part 1. This week we bring you the deepdive into the main OpenStack components part 2. Haven’t read deep dive into the main OpenStack components part 1 yet? You […]

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 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 […]

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). […]