Product & Strategy
Stephan Fabel is part of Canonical's Product Strategy team and responsible for cloud products, including OpenStack, Kubernetes and MAAS. His main interests lie in creating attractive and reliant infrastructure solutions enabling higher productivity for developers and business alike.
15 August 2019
Remember the one-size-fits-all approach to cloud computing? That was five years ago. Today, multi-cloud architectures that use two, three, or more providers, across a mix of public and private platforms, are quickly becoming the preferred strategy at most companies. Despite the momentum, pockets of hesitation remain. Some sceptics are und ...
25 July 2019
Recently, I gave a keynote at the Cloud Native / OpenStack Days in Tokyo titled “the ten new rules of open source infrastructure”. It was well received and folks pointed out on Twitter that they would like to see more detail around those ten rules. Others seemed to benefit from clarifying commentary. I’ve attempted to ...
10 December 2018
This post walks through the use of GPGPUs with Kubernetes and DevicePlugins. We’ll use MicroK8s for a developer workstation example and charmed K8s for a cluster since that’s a consistent multi-cloud Kubernetes approach. The various cloud CAAS offerings like GKE are also enabling GPGPU facilities so you may want to try those too. We’ll us ...
15 November 2018
This article describes the advantages users of Charmed Kubernetes enjoy through the high degree of automation charms offer the operator. One of the hardest problems of infrastructure-as-a-service operations is upgrading. Charms make it an easy 4 step process that is highly repeatable and predictable in its outcome. Kubernetes on Ubuntu is ...
13 August 2018
Automate your Kubernetes deployments on AWS, Azure, and Google Recently, there’s been talk about how Kubernetes has become hard to deploy and run on virtual substrates such as those offered by the public clouds. Indeed, the cloud-specific quirks around infrastructure provisioning, including storage, networking assets such as load balancer ...
17 November 2017
Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definit ...