In the beginning there was the lone systems administrator.
He (for it was almost always a he) drank a lot of coffee, played a lot of PC games in the office, and knew all those arcane command line incantations to make your infrastructure work.
Problem is, he was a single point of failure, being the only person who understood your system scripts and the ad-hoc and informal ways in which your servers where setup.
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.»
Last week’s OpenStack Summit in Vancouver was a great opportunity for members of the OpenStack community to get together, exchange views and share their experience.»
Last week we had another meeting with the local OpenStack User Group members #OSATH hosted at InnovAthens. It was exciting to see some of our old members progressing with their projects on OpenStack. Lots of new members and people interested in this community have also shown up, which is even more interesting and shows the traction OpenStack gets in Greece.»
It was with great pride (and more than a little anxiety) that we announced our co-operation with OpenStack global leader Mirantis as an authorized training partner.»
If you follow the Greek OpenStack space you know that our involvement with the OpenStack community goes way back. As a matter of fact, in 2013, Stackmasters organized the very first OpenStack meetup in Greece, and we have been active promoting and evangelizing what we believe is the best open Cloud solution ever since, supporting #OSATH and organizing special events and training seminars.»
At Stackmasters we strongly believe in Cloud computing and in Open, vendor-neutral technologies. That’s why we’re thrilled to see the increased popularity and adoption of OpenStack solutions in Europe in general and Greece in particular, knowing that we have played our part in its overall success.»
As experts in cloud solutions with many decades of international and domestic experience between us, we at Stackmasters are thrilled to see interest in Cloud Computing steadily rise in Greece, and Cloud technologies gain prominence even in traditional enterprise IT strongholds.»
If your enterprise or organisation is interested in creating its own private cloud but is afraid of the hustle or doesn’t have the required domain knowledge, you are in luck.»