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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

49 posts

Cloud Product Manager

Cloud Product Manager focused on Ubuntu OpenStack. Previously at MySQL and Red Hat. Likes motorcycles and meeting people who do interesting stuff with Ubuntu and OpenStack


Mark Baker
30 August 2018

The enterprise deployment game-plan: why multi-cloud is the future

Cloud and server Article

It wasn’t too long ago that hybrid cloud was the go-to strategy for enterprises, garnering the attention of CIOs and CTOs around the world. And it’s clearly here to stay. Analyst firm 451 Research estimates that 69% of enterprises will be running hybrid IT environments by 2019, while Gartner predicts that 90% of organisations will ...


Mark Baker
1 September 2017

OpenStack Pike and all new updates to the Cloud Archive

Canonical announcements Article

On Wednesday 30th August, the upstream OpenStack community officially announced the release of OpenStack Pike. Pike represents the 2nd release of OpenStack this year after Ocata was released back in February and it shows that the innovation and progress in OpenStack shows no signs of slowing just yet. With recent big announcements from Go ...


Mark Baker
18 July 2017

How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

Cloud and server Article

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 the last post on this topic we discussed how many of these clouds became stuck and how the decisions ...


Mark Baker
28 June 2017

Stuck Stacks, the 7 year itch and the DevOps dilemma

Cloud and server Article

  7 years in, where do we go from here? It is 7 years since OpenStack came into being. 7 short years comprised of long days and late nights bringing it all together to the point that global businesses such as Walmart, AT&T and Bloomberg are now running on OpenStack. Whilst most OpenStack implementations started ...


Mark Baker
3 January 2017

What IT directors should know about the economics of OpenStack

Cloud and server Article

The world of business technology is under tremendous pressure and most organizations are ill-equipped to deal with the challenges and opportunities that are arising. Software as a Service, big data, cloud, scale-out, containers, OpenStack, and microservices are not just buzz-words, they are disrupting traditional business models. Further, ...


Mark Baker
15 August 2016

Lunch and learn with OpenStack containers

Cloud and server Article

Follow the instructions in this article to spend around an hour over your lunch time to get an entire Ubuntu OpenStack cloud up and running in containers on a single machine. The resulting cloud will launch container based workloads. News about containers with OpenStack is everywhere right now. Be it OpenStack running on containers, runni ...


Mark Baker
23 February 2016

Stop what you are doing and complete the OpenStack User Survey now

Cloud and server Article

The OpenStack user survey is a key input into many decisions that are made in the OpenStack community: it helps determine which projects are prioritised by the Product Working Group and as well as shaping distributions like Ubuntu OpenStack.  So if you haven’d completed it please do so today: https://www.openstack.org/user-survey/survey-2 ...


Mark Baker
28 October 2015

News from the Summit: Ubuntu extends lead in OpenStack

Cloud and server Article

The OpenStack Foundation asked the community and the commuity has spoken. Ubuntu is the choice for OpenStack. The numbers don’t lie – Ubuntu leads in OpenStack and continues to gain momentum. Over 51% of all OpenStack clouds are based on Ubuntu Server and in large scale production OpenStack clouds with over 1000 users, Ubuntu represents ...


Mark Baker
22 October 2015

Join Canonical at the OpenStack Summit Tokyo

Cloud and server Article

The OpenStack Summit in Tokyo is nearly upon us, infact my Twitter stream is already filling up with messages from fellow conference attendees who have arrived early to see some of the sights in Tokyo. If you are lucky enough to be going to Tokyo for the OpenStack Summit be sure not to miss the ...


Mark Baker
27 July 2015

Voting begins for OpenStack Tokyo talks

Cloud and server Article

We’ve submitted several talks to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo in Vancouver. We’ve listed them all below with links to where to vote for each talk so if you think they are interesting – please vote for them! Creating business value with cross cloud infrastructure Speaker: Mark Shuttleworth Track: Enterprise IT Strategies Building an OpenS ...


Mark Baker
22 April 2015

Here comes Kilo and 15.04! Containers will never be the same again!

Cloud and server Article

Today Ubuntu 15.04, codenamed Vivid Vervet, is released with a host of new features for clouds and servers. 15.04 comes a full year since the last Long Term Support (LTS) release and a year before the next LTS so represents a milestone in which we bring in and start to settle down features we want ...


Mark Baker
6 August 2014

The hybrid cloud would prefer you leave your interop inhibitions at the door

Cloud and server Article

How will cloud adoption progress? If the results of this year’s Future of Cloud Computing Report from North Bridge are any indication, the answer is rapidly, and profitably. Perhaps unsurprisingly, just six months into 2014, the value of cloud funding deals is already two-thirds the total for 2013, which was the biggest year in the ...


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