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Open infrastructure from millennial point of view

As it’s been around for many years, we now know that open infrastructure is a combination of open-source products to build open cloud infrastructure with. This cloud infrastructure consists of many components. OpenStack, OpenShift, OKD, Kubernetes and Ceph are a few to mention and some of the IT people got …

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We are Dutch! Great? But what does that mean for you?

As a person that wasn’t really Dutch but was born in The Netherlands, I have experienced the Dutch culture both from the inside and from the outside. This has allowed me to put things into perspective and analyse it. First of all, the culture of the Netherlands is very diverse, …

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Building an Open Infrastructure Unified Telecom Cloud; what it means for you.

Telecom companies face quite a few challenges these days especially regaining market share in relation from public cloud providers. They are adopting fast to become tech-centric and front running companies: think of the technical migration from 4G to 5G and moving cloud computing to their customer at the ‘edge’ of …

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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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