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Linux based open networking is the future

Modern datacenters are so different from legacy ones, and with good reason. Traditionally, companies supported a handful of critical applications, and the network was put in place primarily to support just those applications. Once installed, the network was left mostly untouched in many organizations. It consisted of dedicated hardware-based routers …

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Software support versus infrastructure support

With all open infrastructure components; whether it’s Ceph, OKD, Cumulus, Kubernetes, or OpenStack, I often get questions about the difference between software support and infrastructure support. ‘In what way and at what level am I able to support my open source infrastructure?’ ‘Can I support my open source infrastructure with …

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Masakari: High Availability for OpenStack workloads

One thing we want to prevent in your private cloud at all times, is downtime of your cloud workloads. That is why we have architectural safeguards built in, such as redundancy and cloud aware or cloud native application development; this way if one component in the infrastructure fails, others part …

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Software defined open infrastructures require architecture

Open source software is taking over the world, driven by – and at the same time driving – the innovations of cloud technology. Open infrastructures have become the biggest cloud solutions that companies use for their private cloud, as well as a solid base under most of the public clouds. …

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So, why Open Source MANO?

One of the projects Fairbanks is working on at this moment, is implementing Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) to the OpenStack platform of one of our customers. Although this customer is a service provider, we see a lot of attention from the (tele)communication service provider (CSP) market building up …

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OpenStack Ussuri Delivers Automation for Intelligent Open Infrastructure

Since its first inception in 2010, OpenStack has released major updates for their infrastructure every 6 months. Rather than going by version number, they use the alphabet to identify these releases. It started with Austin as the first release and now we have arrived at Ussuri, the 21st release of …

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