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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charmed OpenStack for the telecom sector

The last couple of years we have seen telecom providers adopt Charmed OpenStack more and more. With that shift in mind, I thought it would be nice to write a blog about it.   But what is it exactly? According to OpenStack, Charmed OpenStack is an enterprise grade OpenStack distribution that leverages MAAS, Juju, and […]

Recent trends and developments around OpenStack

I assume when you read this blog, you know that OpenStack is a well-established and proven cloud platform technology and a type of Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that facilitates communication and storage between the hardware device of the computer and the cloud. Moreover, what is very positive about it, is that OpenStack keeps developing and evolving. And […]

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 […]

Short refresh on OpenStack architecture and services

While OpenStack is already a well-known and proven private cloud solution, there will always be some questions about the architecture and the components. So, to help you find your way with OpenStack, we have summarized some of the often used components for you in this blog. The various OpenStack community projects and the services they […]