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OpenStack: what is it and why do you need it?

It is challenging to optimise your organisation's cloud maintenance costs and build an infrastructure competitive to hyperscalers.

OpenStack — world's leading open source cloud platform — enables to save up to 65% compared to hyperscalers. It is supported by leading industry players, and successfully used by thousands of organisations all over the world.

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A business guide to cloud migration

Knowing where to start

With cloud technology having become the standard for modern IT infrastructure, all businesses will need to migrate to it sooner or later. But some things are easier said than done, especially if you're looking to maintain availability, integrate with existing systems and keep control of your budget during this migration.

What cloud architecture is best for your organisation? What are the typical cloud computing models? How to migrate to the cloud with little interference?

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An Introduction to OpenStack

Why mastering OpenStack is so important today?

30% of organisations worldwide report the usage of OpenStack in production.

It is widely used to build local private and public cloud infrastructure. Edge and hybrid multi-cloud environments are also showing further OpenStack adoption.

OpenStack has become the de-facto standard for open infrastructure implementation, along with the Linux kernel and kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) hypervisor.

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Openstack Support you can trust

OpenStack release cadence follows Ubuntu release cadence. This means that a new version of OpenStack is released twice a year: in April and in October. Those are shipped with new versions of Ubuntu as packages in the Ubuntu Archive.

The OpenStack support lifecycle on Ubuntu can be represented this way:

Release Tech preview Released End of life Extended customer support Expanded Security Maintenance (ESM)
OpenStack 2024.1   Apr 2024 Apr 2027  
OpenStack 2023.2   Oct 2023 Apr 2025  
OpenStack 2023.1   Apr 2023 Oct 2024 Apr 2026
OpenStack Zed   Oct 2022 Apr 2024  
OpenStack Yoga LTS   Apr 2022 Apr 2027   Apr 2032
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS   Apr 2022 Apr 2027   Apr 2032
OpenStack Yoga   Apr 2022 Apr 2025    
OpenStack Xena   Oct 2021 Apr 2023    
OpenStack Wallaby   Apr 2021 Oct 2022 Apr 2024  
OpenStack Victoria   Oct 2020 Apr 2022    
OpenStack Ussuri LTS Apr 2020 May 2020 Apr 2025   Apr 2030
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS   Apr 2020 Apr 2025   Apr 2030
OpenStack Ussuri Apr 2020 May 2020 Apr 2023    
OpenStack Train   Aug 2019 Feb 2021    
OpenStack Stein   Apr 2019 Oct 2020 Apr 2022  
OpenStack Rocky   Aug 2018 Feb 2020    
OpenStack Queens LTS   Apr 2018 Apr 2023   Apr 2028
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS   Apr 2018 Apr 2023   Apr 2028
OpenStack Mitaka LTS   Apr 2016 Apr 2021   Apr 2024
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS   Apr 2016 Apr 2021   Apr 2024

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Combat inflation with cloud cost optimisation

Discover proven techniques to reduce TCO in public, private and hybrid multi-cloud environments in this webinar.

Get to know Canonica's cloud cost optimisation best practices and learn how to cut your 2023 cloud spending by up to two-thirds.

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