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Kubernetes and Ubuntu in Italy

This article was last updated 2 years ago.

The Italian version of the blog post is also available

Multi-cloud infrastructure

At the beginning of May, the speakers & moderators of the event organized by Canonical went to the Italian virtual space and enjoyed the presence of experts from DXC, GARR, and Canonical, who shared with us their knowledge about multi-cloud infrastructure.

During the event, our speakers discussed about:

  • Enterprise infrastructure: challenges around scalability and TCO
  • Leveraging automation: OpenStack, Kubernetes and Kubeflow
  • Price to performance ratio optimization case studies

Q& A about Kubernetes, Openstack and BootStack

Unlike other events, during the event that took place on 12nd of May 2021, we valued the interaction of our participants and we had multiple Q&A questions, creating an engaging environment.

Throughout the event, the speakers received various questions around the topics that they approached. You can read some of them below.

Have you ever migrated VM instances from VMware to OpenStack?

There are specific commercial products that allow migration from existing VMware or Openstack infrastructures to Charmed Openstack/PCB. For example Cloudbase Coriolis (partner of Canonical). You could read more about VMWare to OpenStack migration in this whitepaper. (Available also in Italian)

Is it worth installing Kubernetes on Openstack, or is it more convenient to create a separate infrastructure?

It depends on the use case. Very often it is more flexible to install CDK on an existing Openstack to take advantage of flexibility in terms of scale-out and resource allocation.

How many servers are needed to install Charmed Kubernetes?

For Charmed Kubernetes and MicroK8s, the minimum number of servers (VM or bare-metal) to have an HA configuration is 3. As another environment option, Charmed Openstack gives more configuration flexibility. MicroK8s is more suitable for Telco/Edge or IoT projects. Both are 100% upstream Kubernetes. Please refer to Canonical’s Kubernetes solutions website for more information. 
If you would like to see the other question, the event is available on-demand on our BrightTalk channel.

Meet our speakers

Lorenzo Cavassa is part of the IHV & Alliances team at Canonical and has been with the company for more than 7 years, being an expert in Open Source technologies and how they enable performance within companies. He has been an active member of the community, being present in the past at CodeMotion Rome 2020 & 2021. 

Giuseppe Petralia is part of the BootStack Engineering team. He has been within the company for 3 years and has expertise in professional managed services. He comes with a deep understanding of the whole picture, from deployment to support, sharing with us the experience of having Canonical as a customer of its own product.

Franco Fiorese is part of the IT team of DXC, one of our cloud partners. He has experience with cloud services and cloud vendors. Throughout the years, Franco collaborated with Canonical in order to migrate to OpenStack and optimise companies’ activities.

Alex Barchiesi is responsible of RnD and Cloud federation of GARR, Italy’s leading research and education network consortium. He has experience in open source technologies and designed the GARR federated cloud architecture. In 2017, our partnership has been made public and GARR announced the creation of a federated Openstack in Italy for R&D, but our story continues and Alex will talk about his experience using Canonical’s product.

You can read more about the topics they approached during the event in our previous blog post. (It is also available in Italian)


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