I was looking for an opportunity to gather practical knowledge on OpenStack and Ansible. As a final year student and a member of the CONSERT lab in University of West Attica, I had already touched my fingers on cloud technology. And since Stackmasters is heavily involved in cloud management and OpenStack in particular, I chose them to apply for my internship. A Stackmasters intern, then!»
How important is governance for cloud applications? The short and simple answer, in my humble opinion, is a lot. In fact, it can’t be emphasized enough.»
It’s celebration time! OpenStack is turning 8 years old and if that doesn’t call for a grand get together of “Stackers” then we don’t know what does.»
Private cloud. “This is not for me”. “It is too complicated and expensive”. “It’s only for large or corporate enterprises”. Right? Wrong.
The fact is that from the various types of organizations out there, it’s the small and medium-sized firms stand to reap the most benefits by switching to cloud. So what’s the problem? Why don’t they? Basically. it comes down to knowledge. Very few (and we mean very) understand how it can help their businesses.»
Stackmasters, the European OpenStack experts and Managed Cloud services provider, today announced its ongoing partnership with one of the biggest online travel agencies in Europe, tripsta, to develop an OpenStack based private cloud and related processes.
The OpenStack based private cloud is going to host existing applications as well as to support the company’s software development teams to their cloud-native modern software architecture by leveraging open technology and efficient process models.»
There is an old quote that describes the progress of disruptive movements and technologies in this way: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
Well, when it comes to Open Source in the data centre, we have been in the winning stage for quite a while now.»
One of the most popular ways to manage an OpenStack cloud is through the Dashboard, codenamed Horizon. Although no one can argue the fact that it has improved a lot since the early days, there are still some things that need to be tweaked towards a better user experience.
The launch instance dialog, for one, bugged me for a long time.»
For the past 7 years I have been working as a head system administrator with a tech startup incubator.
Mine is the (often thankless) job of ensuring that the data center runs smoothly and securely and that business software, application servers and development environments are working and available to our users.»
You’d think we’d all be accustomed to the Cloud by now. After all we’ve been hearing about Cloud technologies, Cloud this and Cloud that for over five years. But this is quite far from the truth when it comes to the enterprise Cloud.»
From its humble beginnings in early 20th century to being our most essential infrastructure today, IT has come a long way. And it was mainly two techniques that helped it get where it is: ever increasing abstractions and a “divide and conquer” approach.»