CloudStack and Ceph Day 2024: Join our event in Amsterdam 

CloudStack and Ceph Day in Amsterdam, February 8th 2024. The last CloudStack and Ceph Day took place in 2019… Time for a new one! Talking to both CloudStack and Ceph users, I got lots of requests about when the next CloudStack and Ceph Day will take place. Back in 2019 the following topics, among others, were […]

The Unseen Carbon Footprint: Data Storage and Sustainable Solutions

At the Cephalocon 2023 in Amsterdam, a talk on the environmental impact of data storage was presented by Wout van Heeswijk, the CTO of 42on, and Wido den Hollander, the founder of 42on. You can view the talk through the following link: https://youtu.be/eAMWFJzLIc8 Drawing on their expertise, Wout and Wido shed light on the topics that […]

Cephalocon talks we especially look forward to 

Talks at the Cephalocon of 2023

Cephalocon is right around the corner, and we have made sure that the boats are ready, the shirts have been ordered, the pastry chef is on stand-by and meet-ups have been arranged. If you have no idea what I am talking about, feel free to read our last blog that we have written about what […]

A talk, a tour and a surprise at the Cephalocon 

If you have read our last blog about the upcoming Cephalocon, you might be familiar with the concept already. If you are not familiar with the Cephalocon or our blog, you can read it through the following link: https://42on.com/cephalocon-2023/    We are members!  We are members of the Ceph Foundation as well as the Linux Foundation. […]

Detecting swap usage by Ceph daemons

Detecting swap usage by Ceph daemons TL;DR: In good Ceph architectures we prefer daemons to be killed, instead of being swapped. This behaviour is much more predictable, detectable and usually informs you about where to fix the actual problem. We use this method to detect whether Ceph daemons are being swapped by the kernel. To […]

Cephalocon 2023 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

What is it?Cephalocon is coming up again, this year from April 16th to 18th. If you are not familiar with it you might wonder: “But what exactly is Cephalocon?” For instance, as the Ceph Foundation describes it ‘’Cephalocon is the yearly event that brings together the global community of operators, developers, and researchers for Ceph, […]

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 […]

Kubernetes storage backend with Rook

About Rook This year we have seen lots of traction of the Rook project and have been talking much about the adoption of Rook within production infrastructures of our clients. We see more and more companies work with it and listened to how efficient the solution is. The reason why we talk much about Rook, […]

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 […]