Maarten Ectors

VP IoT, NG Networking & Proximity Cloud

Maarten Ectors is responsible at Canonical for Internet of Things, the next-generation of networking and cloud solutions that are in proximity of the user or at the edges of the network. Previously he was strategy director for cloud, big data and IoT. Maarten reports to Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical.

48 posts by Maarten Ectors

Internet of Things

The power of Software Defined Networking appliances – SDNA

by Maarten Ectors on 8 April 2015

For Mobile World Congress we purchased the cheapest Intel server with 6 ports from the Amazon Store: After installing Snappy Ubuntu Core and working with partners like Microsoft, F5, Dataart, Cybervision, Forgerock, ARM, Balabit, Zabbix, etc. …

Internet of Things

Uber meets IoT

by Maarten Ectors on 8 April 2015

Thanks to Ninjablocks and their Ninjasphere, Uber meets IoT. Use gesture control to call for an Uber ride. Uber revolutionised the world of personal transport via an app on your mobile. Imagine the same power of …

Internet of Things

Predictive Maintenance on Industrial Turbines Explained via Duct Tape

by Maarten Ectors on 8 April 2015

In the world of IoT all consultancy slides talk about predictive maintenance as being the “Killer Industrial IoT App”. However Dataart took the theory to a very easy to understand demo thanks to some duct tape. …

Internet of Things

Autopilot Apps & Boards for Drones

by Maarten Ectors on 27 March 2015

Drones are getting Snappy Autopilot Apps. On Indiegogo you can contribute to the PixHawk Fire (PXF). The PixHawk Fire (PXF) is an open hardware cape (daughter board) for the BeagleBone Black that allows you to create …

Internet of Things

Why Drones need Snappy Apps?

by Maarten Ectors on 9 March 2015

Erle-Robotics just showed the world how Snappy Ubuntu Core can power the autopilot in their Erle-Copter drone and push drones to their limits. It is a really cool video but the message is a lot bigger. …

Internet of Things

Ubuntu is Airborne

by Maarten Ectors on 11 February 2015

Thanks to Erle Robotics Snappy Ubuntu Core is now airborne. See the first Ubuntu Core powered drone fly. Erle Robotics said the experience so far was amazing and Snappy Ubuntu is super lightweight.

Cloud and server

Snappy Ubuntu Core on Raspberry Pi 2

by Maarten Ectors on 2 February 2015

“Can I use Snappy Ubuntu Core on the Raspberry Pi?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we heard since launching Ubuntu Core for smart devices. Thanks to a very successful collaboration between the Raspberry …

Cloud and server

Truphone uses Juju to demo world’s first telecom solution in minutes

by Maarten Ectors on 16 December 2014

World’s first demo of live, open source telecom service runs in the cloud … and all in software Truphone‘s head of R&D together with TeleStax, Metaswitch and Canonical – have demonstrated the world’s first provisioning and …

Cloud and server
Cloud and server

Dialogic solves a WebRTC NAT problem for TADHack in days with Juju…

by Maarten Ectors on 31 July 2014

Dialogic solves a WebRTC NAT problem for TADHack in days with Juju and now anybody can use the solution in minutes. Mid May Alan Quayle, the organiser of the first telecom application developer hackaton – TADHack, …

Cloud and server

Forgerock shows the future of instant identity integration with Juju

by Maarten Ectors on 18 June 2014

Forgerock, the leading unified open source identity solution provider, showed on the Identity Relationship Management Summit how Juju is changing the future of identity integration. In minutes their identity solution gets integrated with other charms. Traditionally …

Cloud and server

Instant telecom integration and NFV is now a reality

by Maarten Ectors on 9 June 2014

At TADHack in Madrid, Metaswitch, Telestax and Canonical proved that instant telecom integration and NFV is now a reality. We showed that anybody can deploy, integrate and scale a telecom solution in minutes on any public …