Rob LeFebvre

19 articles from Rob LeFebvre

Yes it blends: Vanilla Forums and private clouds

Private cloud bolsters growth for the online community software company.

Published on November 5, 2018

How Red Hat and OpenShift navigate a hybrid cloud world

"We need to remember that open infrastructure is a non-zero sum game,” says Red Hat’s Mark McLoughlin.

Published on July 25, 2018

Airship: Making life cycle management repeatable and predictable

A stem-to-stern rundown of what it is and what it can do for you.

Published on July 17, 2018

Driving innovation through data: The Progressive Insurance journey

One of the largest car insurers in the country is powered by Kubernetes, OpenShift and OpenStack.

Published on July 10, 2018

Revamping retail for the online age at Target

How the retailer is using OpenStack on a massive scale: 10,000 cores and 350,000 virtual machines in production.

Published on July 5, 2018

Why free software needs free tools

"Our contemporary free and open source software world’s continued reliance on proprietary tools and services suggests that we failed to learn from our experience with Linux and BitKeeper,” says Benjamin Mako Hill.

Published on July 2, 2018

Carnegie Mellon’s clear view on 5G cloudlets

Mark Shuttleworth from Canonical and Joseph Wang from Inwinstack talk about the new initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University around 5G and OpenStack.

Published on January 25, 2018

Challenges and battle scars from OpenStack deployments

It can be a struggle to deploy OpenStack in a large company like American Airlines, here are some strategies on how to win it.

Published on January 22, 2018

Building the Middle East’s largest OpenStack-based public cloud

Talal AlBakr explains how a $38 billion telecom company in Saudi Arabia used OpenStack to create a massive public cloud.

Published on January 12, 2018

How to move a massive hyperscale insfrastructure to OpenStack

Oath's James Penick reminds us that migrating a massive hyperscale infrastructure to OpenStack is doable, but it does take time and some social strategies.

Published on December 22, 2017

Composing open source cloud technologies in the “wild”

One of the largest banks in the world, Australia's Commonwealth, uses OpenStack as the basis of its entire data management platform.

Published on December 19, 2017

Inside WalmartLabs and its OpenStack core

Sean Roberts, director of technical management at WalmartLabs, shares what's next for his team.

Published on October 5, 2016

When OpenStack fails, don’t blame the technology

Six reasons OpenStack can fail and a few solutions to make sure it doesn’t.

Published on October 3, 2016

Why OpenStack and Kubernetes are better together

Collaboration is key with these two powerhouse open-source platforms.

Published on September 27, 2016

What DevOps can (and can’t) do for you

On stage at OpenStack Days Silicon Valley, Puppet CEO Luke Kanies talks myths and realities surrounding DevOps.

Published on September 22, 2016

Innovate, collaborate, replicate

“What we’ve really created,” says Bryce, “is a competitive marketplace for ideas that really values implementation and contribution.”

Published on September 20, 2016

Monitoring a multi-region cloud based on OpenStack

FIWARE Lab covers 15 regions spread across Europe and Latin America, serving 5,000 public IP addresses, over 1,500 users and 1,500 virtual machines.

Published on June 28, 2016

Build it yourself: How a small team deployed OpenStack

DIY ethos meets robust solutions for small teams.

Published on June 16, 2016

How service optimization keeps ViaSat flying

Satellite-based internet soars with OpenStack.

Published on June 13, 2016