Entries by Ivet Petrova

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State of the Hypervisor Market

In the ever-evolving realm of virtualization, hypervisors are a fundamental technology enabling the management of virtual machines. The choice of the underlying hypervisor for CloudStack-based clouds is one of the most important architectural decisions to make, impacting everything from resource utilisation to IT budgeting and the ability to adapt to future technological shifts. Unlike other solutions on the market, Apache CloudStack is a hypervisor-agnostic solution. This gives you the freedom to build your own flexible technology stack, optimise costs and ensure a more competitive price for your end products. At ShapeBlue, we are often asked by our customers what’s going […]

ShapeBlue Joins the Good Business Charter, Demonstrating Commitment to Responsible Business Practices

ShapeBlue is delighted to announce it has joined leading companies in the United Kingdom in signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers. As an employee-owned company, we believe in the importance for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit. ShapeBlue has always been led by its mission to deliver the best to its employees, customers and open-source community. ShapeBlue is a globally recognized leader in cloud consulting and managed services, helping businesses harness the […]


Kubernetes CAPI Provider for Apache CloudStack by Amazon Web Services and ShapeBlue

The Kubernetes Cluster API (CAPI) provider for Apache CloudStack allows Kubernetes users to build and manage resources on Apache CloudStack. The provider is available under the Apache 2 open-source license and has been donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and was developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and ShapeBlue. CAPI is a Kubernetes sub-project focused on providing declarative APIs and tooling to simplify provisioning, upgrading, and operating multiple Kubernetes clusters. Started by the Kubernetes Special Interest Group (SIG) Cluster Lifecycle, the CAPI project uses Kubernetes-style APIs and patterns to automate cluster lifecycle management for platform operators. CAPI relies […]

Press Release: ShapeBlue, the CloudStack company, has become an Employee Owned Business

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ShapeBlue, the CloudStack company, today announced that it has become a 100% employee-owned business: owned by all of its employees for the benefit of all of those employees. 100% of the shareholding of the company is now held by an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT) for the benefit of its staff, whilst the existing leadership team remains in place with no planned changes to the company’s strategy. The company, with offices in London, Bangalore, Cape Town and Sao Paulo, are the largest independent integrator of CloudStack technologies globally. The move to employee ownership was chosen as […]

Telia Utilises CloudStack and ShapeBlue to Maintain a Market-leading Position in the Baltics

The rate of change in the TELCO industry has accelerated over the last few years as customers demand more innovation and faster time-to-market to support their business initiatives. Cloud Services have proved to be a great enabler in achieving this, allowing telcos to ensure agility and reliability for their customers’ infrastructure platforms. The rewards for meeting these customer needs are high, with some telcos able to differentiate themselves in the competitive market. One such organisation that has achieved this is Telia Latvija. Now Telia Latvija is one of the leading ICT service providers in Latvija. Telia Latvija chose Apache CloudStack […]


CloudStack Integrations: LINBIT – Open-source SDS Solution

Apache CloudStack is the leading open-source cloud orchestration platform used by many of the world’s largest public and private clouds. It is a multi-hypervisor, multi-tenant, high-availability Infrastructure as a Service cloud management platform. CloudStack is a virtualization platform that provides a cloud orchestration layer, giving automation of the creation, provisioning and configuration of IaaS components (such as virtual servers). CloudStack delivers the flexibility of open-source technology together with the power of an enterprise-grade virtualization management platform. It is integrated with a wide range of software solutions so that it can provide you with the freedom to build your own technology […]


CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2021 Roundup – Virtual, November 2021

Taking place over 5 days (November 8 – 12), the CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2021 was the first virtual annual get-together of the Apache CloudStack community. The conference was 100% community-organised and was attended by over 420 people from over 25 countries, from leading enterprises, cloud and IaaS providers, managed service providers, software providers and telcos. The Conference proved to be a resounding success for our community, attracting not only those with extensive experience with CloudStack, but many cloud engineers and IaaS architects new to the technology. The conference had 2 tracks with a total of 43 sessions, a hackathon, 5 […]


GSoC 2021 and Apache CloudStack: The Results

With 16,000+ participants from 111 countries and 715 open-source organizations participating, Google Summer of Code is one of the most popular programs which helps students enter the technology world and gain new skills. GSoC pairs students with mentors from participating open-source organizations, allowing students to face the real world of software development and coding. For a year in a row, ShapeBlue and Apache CloudStack have been participating in the program and we are glad to share the success story of one of the students who successfully passed it.  He is doing a Master Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from […]

CloudStack Stability and Reliability Enables KDDI to Deliver 99.999% Uptime to Their Enterprise Customers

Whilst agility and speed of service are key factors in choosing a cloud management platform, it is becoming apparent that the reliability of that platform is proving to be the vital differentiator for many service providers. KDDI Corporation, Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company chose CloudStack to guarantee the speed, agility and reliability of their cloud environment – KDDI Cloud Platform Service (KCPS). They engaged in a strategic partnership with ShapeBlue to take advantage of our deep expertise in CloudStack and years of experience in building large-scale, open-source cloud infrastructures. “We were introduced to ShapeBlue by […]

Case Study: IndiQus and ShapeBlue Accelerating Cloud Growth in Emerging Markets

Data localisation is creating multi-million-dollar revenue opportunities for regional ISPs, data centers and telcos. Providing the monetisation and cloud management solutions to build a regional cloud services business requires the help of an expert that can deliver a wide variety of services from a single marketplace and ensures unbeatable SLAs which can be assured for the end-user. IndiQus are such an expert. They are a 360-degree cloud solutions provider with a focus on working with local and regional service providers (telcos, data centres, ISPs), enabling them to set up in-country public clouds. They work in markets where there’s a rising […]