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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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