Using vCenter metrics to drive the cloud with Abiquo 4.4

Written by Marc Cirauqui, Support Engineer @ Abiquo Abiquo enables you to use metrics from virtual machines, applications and physical host machines to drive Action Plans, which can be used to auto scale VMs in the same or another cloud (“Cloud bursting”), and to...

Deploying kubernetes in Abiquo using Rancher

You probably read something about kubernetes on a daily basis, but still, I will show you a way to easily deploy kubernetes clusters in Abiquo using the recently launched Rancher 2.0.

Deploying Docker hosts in Abiquo based clouds

By Marc Cirauqui, Support Engineer @ Abiquo You might have heard of Docker, right? The wikipedia entry for it states it is “a software technology providing containers”, which have been around for some time, but nowadays and thanks to Docker they have become easier to...

How you can manage templates in Abiquo using Packer

By Marc Cirauqui, Support Engineer @ Abiquo One of the questions we most frequently get from customers is regarding the management of the templates catalogue. In Abiquo, every enterprise has its own appliance library where templates are stored and can be added to the...

How SMBs can migrate to the cloud – securely

According to a recent Computing survey , 64% of SMBs cited data security as the biggest concern when using and migrating to cloud technologies. This is hardly surprising given the lack of visibility that the cloud presents and that many SMBs have a skills deficit when it comes to the cloud. However, with the promise of reduced costs, increased efficiency and greater agility, businesses need to find a way to alleviate their concerns and take the leap of faith into a cloud architecture.