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 […]

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 […]

Fast facts and statistics on OpenStack

The statistics and facts mentioned in this blog are retrieved from surveys conducted by OpenStack. Nearly 60% of survey respondents with deployments identified their role as either a cloud operator or a cloud architect. However, 46% of respondents reported having more than one role in their organization. Respondents to the latest OpenStack User Survey represent […]

Kubernetes APIs and the CNCF Landscape

Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open source platform for managing containerized workloads and services. It facilitates both declarative configuration and automation, and it has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. If Kubernetes is properly implemented into your engineering workflows, it can lead to great productivity gains.   The name Kubernetes originates from Greek, meaning helmsman or […]

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 […]

5G and cloudification

The 5G technology enables us to transmit and receive data up to 100 times faster and more reliable than 4G. This doesn’t only speed up everything you use 4G for but it opens up a complete new mobile world, enabling the Internet of Things and resulting in a multitude of new devices connected to the […]