SBI Group unlocks infrastructure automation with secure, on-premises OpenStack cloud

SBI BITS provides IT services and infrastructure to the SBI Group — Japan’s market leading financial services company group — which is made up of over 250 companies, and 6,000 employees. To increase time to market and meet heavy client requirements, SBI BITs was looking for alternative solutions beyond bare metal servers and decided upon […]

Hosted private cloud infrastructure: a cost analysis

Private cloud infrastructure remains an essential part of every enterprise nowadays. However, due to the increasing number of workloads and data, the overhead of managing bare metal servers, virtual machines and containers can mount up. Although tools like MAAS, OpenStack and Kubernetes help to address this problem, upskilling operations teams with those tools may take […]

OpenStack Charms 20.02 – CephFS backend for Manila and more

Canonical is proud to announce the availability of OpenStack Charms 20.02. This new release introduces a range of exciting features and several improvements which enhance Charmed OpenStack across various areas. CephFS backend for Manila The OpenStack Charms 20.02 release introduces support for Ceph File System (CephFS) to be used as storage backed for Manila. CephFS […]

OpenStack vs VMware: Bringing costs down

Moving to OpenStack from VMware can significantly reduce the TCO associated with an initial roll-out and ongoing maintenance of your cloud infrastructure. OpenStack vs VMware economic analysis shows that under certain circumstances, it is possible to bring the costs down an entire order of magnitude. This requires choosing an OpenStack distribution which can be maintained […]

Lessons learned from 100+ private cloud builds

Building a private cloud based on OpenStack has typically been a complex process with uncertain build costs based on time and materials requiring specialised expertise and low-level Linux OS knowledge. To help enterprises overcome these challenges,Canonical offers Private Cloud Build to provide businesses with a fully deployed OpenStack delivered in as little as two weeks […]

Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai 2019: the highlights

The Canonical team is getting back from the Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai 2019 with a lot of excitement and a fresh view on the key projects from the OpenStack Foundation including OpenStack and Kata containers. Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai: Keynotes OpenStack remains a big thing and its adoption is constantly growing. According to the 451 […]

Yahoo! Japan builds their IaaS environment with Canonical

Yahoo! Japan, originally formed as a joint venture between Yahoo! and SoftBank, is one of the most popular internet advertising, search engines and e-commerce sites in the country and employs over 6000 people. Due to having such scale and volume of users, Yahoo! Japan required outside help to build their IaaS (infrastructure as a service) […]