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acquires 42on.

Fairbanks, leading provider in open source cloud solutions, announces the acquisition of 42on, leading provider of services for the Ceph storage platform.



Amersfoort, July 23 2019

Fairbanks, leading provider in open source cloud solutions, announces the acquisition of 42on, leading provider of services for the scalable, open source Ceph storage platform.

With this acquisition, Fairbanks expands its service portfolio in the open infrastructure realm. Ruud Harmsen, founder and CEO of Fairbanks: “We have been managing and supporting highly available private OpenStack clouds for our customers for over 7 years now. We’ve recognized that our customers have a growing need for specialized, highly reliable private cloud storage as well. We are already very familiar with the Ceph cloud storage solutions as part of OpenStack clouds and have successfully collaborated with Wido den Hollander and 42on at several mutual customers. We discovered we share a vision on servicing customers and the potentials of open infrastructures, combining our forces became an obvious next step”.

“We are delighted to become a part of Fairbanks,” said Wido den Hollander, world renowned Ceph expert, co-founder and CTO of 42on. “We believe this is the perfect combination of technology, strategy and culture. As 42on will remain a strong brand for Ceph services as it is, the cooperation with Fairbanks enables us to expand our service portfolio for our Ceph-only customers with fully managed services for example and other variants of support than we can provide now. Our customers that are interested in other open infrastructure technologies can of course benefit from Fairbanks’ years long expertise. I am looking forward to exciting times for our employees, both communities as well as our customers!”.

Fairbanks supports organizations with the design, implementation and management of sustainable and innovative open infrastructures since 2012. Open infrastructures enable companies to flexibly follow the growth of the digital organization, replace investments (CAPEX) with operational costs (OPEX) and quickly embrace innovations. Fairbanks helps telecom companies, hosting/service providers, software developers, SaaS companies, universities, governments, banks and eCommerce companies to build and manage OpenStack Cloud environments. Fairbanks is also the ambassador for the OpenStack Foundation in the Benelux.

42on provides high quality Ceph consultancy since 2012. Assisting organizations in designing, deploying and supporting Ceph clusters. Ranging from terabytes to petabytes, spinning disks or all flash, 42on has implemented all kinds and types of Ceph clusters. 42on also is actively involved in the open source communities of Ceph, Apache CloudStack, libvirt and multiple other projects.

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