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Wizards, tutorials and analytics – do more with your cloud

November 20th, 2014 / Xavi Fernandez

 Cloud isn’t just about technology Offering a cloud service is not only about deploying VM instances, managing templates or delivering DevOps agility to your organisation. When you decide to productise and customise your cloud service, you need to think about other collateral actions that will directly contribute to the success of your cloud project. Features such […]

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Abiquo dynamic inventory plugin for Ansible

May 14th, 2014 / Daniel Beneyto

 You might have heard about Ansible recently, but if you haven’t, we recommend that you have a look at the Ansible official website. To summarize using Ansible’s own description: “Ansible is a radically simple IT orchestration engine that automates configuration management, application deployment, and many other IT needs” Abiquo has a native Chef integration (Chef […]

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Playing around with libvirt and Open VirtualSwitch

March 4th, 2014 / Marc Cirauqui

 Some time ago, we had a couple of inquiries about support for running KVM hypervisors with Open vSwitch (OVS). Older versions of OVS included the brcompat module, which made OVS work with regular Linux bridges instead of its own virtual switches. This meant Abiquo would behave as if it were using regular bridges. However, with […]

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Developing tools with the Abiquo API: noVNC token generator

February 24th, 2014 / Sergio Pena

 Most of the examples we have provided of how to interact with the Abiquo API are written in Python, so now it’s time to put some rubies in our blog. We will show you how to use Ruby to interact with Abiquo APIs. First we will consume events by connecting to the Outbound API, but […]

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Abiquo Workflow Acceptance Tool explained!

October 9th, 2013 / Marc Morata

 When developing Abiquo v2.6, simplicity and functionality was the focus and the workflow acceptance tool has achieved just that. The new workflow feature will allow you to create your own tools to interact with Abiquo processes at the very same moment they are being executed. In short, during certain Abiquo tasks, Abiquo will send an […]

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v2.6 is on the air

October 3rd, 2013 / Xavi Fernandez

 Abiquo v2.6 release has launched earlier this week, it is Abiquo’s most anticipated release to date and we encourage you all to download and try it out. To give you some background; the 2.4 release really focused on ensuring that we dealt with any scalability barriers detected in our stress tests. With v2.6 the focus has been on […]

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As simple as ABC – The Abiquo Brooklyn Catalog

July 29th, 2013 / Ian Finlay

 Guest blogger: Alex Heneveld, CTO at CloudSoft We recently had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Abiquo; pleasurable because it quickly morphed into a hackathon with Xavier Fernandez which yielded a nicely working integration. A long flight gave me the chance to clean it up and make a Brooklyn pull request (#813) with the net result that Abiquo is now […]

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An open approach to code reviews

June 18th, 2013 / Ignasi Barrera

 One of the key aspects of every software product is the quality of the product itself. This is often measured by taking the number of bugs, performance metrics, the amount of memory needed to run it, and shown to the world in the form of attractive reports and graphics. However, there is one aspect that […]

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Deploying Abiquo 2.4 with Cobbler

May 6th, 2013 / Marc Morata

 Now that you can download Abiquo and get a 30-day trial license, you may like to automate the deployment of a new datacenter in your Abiquo environment. I’ll explain here how to automatically deploy Abiquo using Cobbler. First of all, you need to get Cobbler up and running. I’m not going to explain here how […]

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Locking disks on KVM using libvirt-lock-sanlock

April 26th, 2013 / Marc Morata

 When you are managing a huge number of virtual machines with a shared datastore, it could be very dangerous for different virtual machines to access the same disk file or volume. This can lead to data consistency problems, and in a worse case scenario, the loss of all information on the disk. We all know […]

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Wizards, tutorials and analytics – do more with your cloud

Abiquo 3.10 adds VM automation and scheduling with Action Plans

January 10th, 2017 / Ian Finlay

Many business are seeking a simple way to enable their workgroups to be more independent from the IT department while retaining corporate governance and IT control. Abiquo’s new features enable the deployment of complex application templates across different infrastructures, without requiring users to adapt the configuration each time. Once deployed, Abiquo users can set up monitoring, alarms and alerts no matter what the physical platform – private cloud, public cloud or Docker hosts.

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Abiquo 3.8.5 adds public cloud blueprints, enhances NSX, more library controls

September 8th, 2016 / Ian Finlay

Many business are seeking a simple way to enable their workgroups to be more independent from the IT department while retaining corporate governance and IT control. Abiquo’s new features enable the deployment of complex application templates across different infrastructures, without requiring users to adapt the configuration each time. Once deployed, Abiquo users can set up monitoring, alarms and alerts no matter what the physical platform – private cloud, public cloud or Docker hosts.

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Abiquo 3.8.2 adds NSX support, enhances blueprints and alerts

May 5th, 2016 / Ian Finlay

Many business are seeking a simple way to enable their workgroups to be more independent from the IT department while retaining corporate governance and IT control. Abiquo’s new features enable the deployment of complex application templates across different infrastructures, without requiring users to adapt the configuration each time. Once deployed, Abiquo users can set up monitoring, alarms and alerts no matter what the physical platform – private cloud, public cloud or Docker hosts.

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Abiquo 3.8.1 adds Hot Change of VMs and more blueprint control

March 26th, 2016 / Ian Finlay

Many business are seeking a simple way to enable their workgroups to be more independent from the IT department while retaining corporate governance and IT control. Abiquo’s new features enable the deployment of complex application templates across different infrastructures, without requiring users to adapt the configuration each time. Once deployed, Abiquo users can set up monitoring, alarms and alerts no matter what the physical platform – private cloud, public cloud or Docker hosts.

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Abiquo 3.8 adds app blueprints, alarms/alerts, SDN and more

March 14th, 2016 / Ian Finlay

Many business are seeking a simple way to enable their workgroups to be more independent from the IT department while retaining corporate governance and IT control. Abiquo’s new features enable the deployment of complex application templates across different infrastructures, without requiring users to adapt the configuration each time. Once deployed, Abiquo users can set up monitoring, alarms and alerts no matter what the physical platform – private cloud, public cloud or Docker hosts.

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New features added to version 3.6

December 3rd, 2015 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo adds great new features including 2FA, OVA upload, additional monitoring options and more!

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Enterprises – make Docker work for you!

November 16th, 2015 / Xavi Fernandez

Abiquo’s hybrid cloud platform adds Docker monitoring and anti-affinity to its comprehensive multi tenant, multi NIC and managed storage features. Get Docker out from under the desk and into the Data Center!

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MSPs – three key issues for your new cloud service

November 16th, 2015 / Ian Finlay

 Three considerations when adopting a successful cloud solution It’s all too easy for a business to jump on the cloud ‘bandwagon’, run ahead and start building a solution because it feels like the right thing to do, or because it’s what competitors have done and you don’t want to be left behind. The reality is […]

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MSPs – how to get closer to your customers

November 8th, 2015 / Xavi Fernandez

As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) you’ve probably just accepted that your customers will use services from the large public clouds alongside your own. But is there a way for you to actually get closer to your customers whilst they diversify their infrastructure? How can you encourage them to consume as much of your resources as possible, while still providing the freedom they demand?

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Abiquo Delivers Hybrid Cloud Mobility with Abiquo 3.6

September 11th, 2015 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo today launches the latest version of its cloud management platform – Abiquo 3.4. With many CIOs and IT managers struggling with managing virtualisation, public clouds and the emergence of Docker container technology, Abiquo 3.4 is designed to provide them with the tools they require in order to help improve the agility of their businesses, control the costs of IT systems, while maintaining compliance with the IT policies that senior management demands.

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