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How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

by Mark Baker on 18 July 2017

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and expense. In …

Cloud and server

Customising MAAS installs

by Canonical on 2 June 2017

by Matt Jarvis, Consulting Architect at Canonical Canonical’s MAAS is a bare metal provisioning and lifecycle management system. In this post, we’ll look at customising installs provisioned by MAAS to enable site specific configuration. Historically, the …

Cloud and server
Cloud and server

Bare metal server provisioning series: the economics of automation

by Canonical on 2 March 2017

This is the first in a series of blogs posts discussing the value of bare metal server provisioning and the economics it can bring to businesses. The server industry is becoming more and more automated. Robots …

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What IT pros need to know about server provisioning

by Canonical on 23 January 2017

Big Software, IoT and Big Data are changing how organisations are architecting, deploying, and managing their infrastructure. Traditional models are being challenged and replaced by software solutions that are deployed across many environments and many servers. …