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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 …

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10 steps for successful software delivery

Last week I spoke to David Worsell, VP Europe of Tarmac (www.tarmac.io). A company that designs, builds, scales and supports software. They are located in several countries from where they offer their services. I found this conversation interesting because our services are complementary. Fairbanks builds and supports open cloud infrastructures, …

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SDN, NFV and VNF. Powerful acronyms maybe, but let me explain them a bit.

Last week I was explaining some open infrastructure components to a client and therefore also some network concepts like SDN, NFV and VNF functionalities. At some point I realized I was talking too much abbreviations; IPv6, BGP, OKD, RHEL, RHEV, ZFS, MANO, SDN, NFV and VNF. Pfff,  let’s dive into …

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Why OpenStack is generally used for NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an initiative of open source cloud infrastructure communities to speed up the innovation in carrier grade network solutions such as session border control, load balancers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and WAN accelerators. . We see our customers apply these software defined networking solution often on …

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6 Reasons why telecom providers migrate from proprietary to open solutions.

Building an open source telecommunications infrastructure is highly attractive to telecommunication enterprises. Both for operators in low ARPU markets where cost reduction is imperative, as for telco’s aiming to gain more control over their ability to innovate and differentiate.   In the last couple of years we have seen a …

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ZFS and Ceph, what a lovely couple they make!

  Stable, secure data storage is probably one of the most important things in today’s data driven world. With the ability to scale fast. Combining two great storage solutions provides you with all those in one. ZFS and Ceph are a couple that cannot easily be beaten!   Why is …

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