Entries by Ivet Petrova

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Biggest Mistakes Which Providers Make When Pricing IaaS

When you launch any new type of service, one of the key challenges is getting your pricing right. In the case of IaaS providers, this is a crucial strategic step, determining your future success and potential profit. IaaS is a competitive market, and pricing such a service comes with a few key considerations. In this blog post, we share our experience working with IaaS providers on what factors to consider with your IaaS pricing. Mistake 1: Pricing According to the Hyperscalers Hyperscalers (eg. AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP) dominate the IaaS market. They are starting to develop industry and functional expertise […]

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The C-level Perspective on Running Open-Source Cloud with Ceph and CloudStack

The cloud and hosting market has experienced a complete transformation during the last decade. While previously there was a range of mid-sized local cloud providers dominating the market in each country, many providers were acquired by VC’s, larger providers, telcos and third-party enterprises in the last ten years. It is getting harder and harder for individual cloud providers to survive in the battle with competition and the hyperscalers. However, these companies can offer unique and tailor-made solutions, which can better match their customers’ needs. The technology stack behind these services is one of their most significant advantages. Having better, faster […]

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Pricing Your IaaS Offering the Right Way

There is currently enormous market demand for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), with organisations looking for the right solution to host their applications and workloads, build a high-performing test/dev environment or deploy a hybrid cloud solution. Others, like telcos and MSPs, need to offer a full range of services to their customers, and the cloud is key for them. This means the IaaS market is attractive for service providers around the globe to enter and launch public cloud services. Whether you launch a new service on existing infrastructure or deploy completely new infrastructure, correct pricing is vital to ensure your […]

Interview: The story of XCP-ng and its CloudStack Integration

XCP-ng is a high-performance enterprise-level virtualization platform backed up by an active open-source community. Based initially on XenServer it’s the result of cooperation between individuals and companies to build a product that can deliver powerful features with open-source freedom. In this blog, we will meet  Olivier Lambert and Marc Pezin,  who will share the story of XCP-ng and how it integrates with CloudStack to deliver a turnkey solution for cloud, managed service providers and data centers. Olivier Lambert is the creator of Xen Orchestra and XCP-ng projects, also a Vates Co-Founder. He is focused on building a coherent, turnkey and […]