42on at KubeCon: A booth, a sponsorship and a surprise

We are thrilled to announce that 42on will be a proud sponsor and exhibitor at KubeCon 2024, set to take place in the heart of innovation and culture, Paris. This event marks a significant milestone in the cloud-native community, bringing together leading contributors in Kubernetes, cloud-native, and open source development to share insights, foster innovation, […]

Ceph components and abbreviations explained

While more and more companies start deploying Ceph, we also see that the open source technology is adopted by more and more market verticals. 10 years ago, we saw that Ceph was mostly adopted in the university and hosting verticals, nowadays we also see major growth in the governmental, software development, financial, fintech, telecommunications and […]

Interview with the Fairbanks and 42on HR executive

At Fairbanks and 42on we just love open source! And 2022 was another beautiful year for us, filled with open source awesomeness and challenges. As a company we are always looking forward, but for this blog, let’s look back for a minute. To gain another inside perspective, we have interviewed our HR executive for this […]

42on looking back on 2022

42on looking back on 2022, by Wout van Heeswijk Now that the end of the year is near, Fairbanks and 42on like to reminisce a little on the past year. To do this from multiple perspectives we have interviewed some of our colleagues. Earlier this week we published the interview with Eric Kessels (CTO of […]

The discontinuing of SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES)

The discontinuing of SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES)

The discontinuing of SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) As you have probably heard by now, SUSE is discontinuing its Ceph-based storage product, SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES). A moment to stress? No. Instead of the open-source-based enterprise object storage platform, the enterprise Linux distributor is now opting for its own persistent storage application, Rancher Longhorn. 42on can […]

How to break your Ceph cluster

How it began In the past we have talked about how to break your Ceph cluster. It began with a talk on ‘’10 ways to break your Ceph cluster’’. This is a presentation that was held by Wido den Hollander, the founder of 42on, during a Ceph conference in Germany. You can watch that talk […]

Ceph object storage and gateway 101

Ceph Object Gateway Ceph Object Gateway, also known as RADOS Gateway (RGW) is an object storage interface built on top of librados to provide applications with a RESTful gateway to Ceph storage clusters. Ceph Object Gateway supports two interfaces: 1.    It is S3-compatible: This provides object storage functionality with an interface that is compatible with a […]

Ceph user survey

Each year Ceph holds a user survey to measure trends, improvements, and actual requests for functionalities. These surveys are very convenient for making hypothesizes about user behaviors as well. Thus, each year new user surveys are conducted to keep the data up to date. Two weeks ago, I shared some highlights about the 2021 OpenStack […]

Ceph Quincy, a look into the future

Every year, a new Ceph version is released. In 2019, version 14 (Nautilus) was released, in 2020, version 15 (Octopus) and in 2021, version 16 called Pacific. These versions have an end of life date, so make sure you are up-to-date and operate the same version throughout your Ceph clusters. The end of life date […]

Fairbanks and 42on at the OpenInfra Summit Berlin

The OpenInfra Summit is a global event for open source IT infrastructure professionals to collaborate on software development, share best practices about designing and running infrastructure in production, and make partnership and purchase decisions. This year (June the 7th, 8th and 9th) it is held in Berlin and brings together more than 2000 influential IT […]