Circle B offers Open Compute Project-based solutions, similar to those of hyper-scale organisations such as Facebook, Rackspace and Microsoft. Circle B use scale-out racks of commodity components to provide innovative and modular architectures that are superior to conventional infrastructures in terms of operational efficiency, density and energy consumption.
Menno has many years of experience in the IT network industry, working for enterprise, system integrators and as a consultant for networking vendors in the EMEA region. He formed the team that founded Circle B and we started to focus on what they believe is the next step in the evolution of the datacenter. Besides helping our customers from the Nordics to Southern Europe, he also regularly visits suppliers in Taiwan and the US.
Why did you decide to become a partner to the OpenStack Days Nordic?
OpenStack Days are community driven events with key focus on increasing awareness, utilisation and competence surrounding OpenStack. We are keen to be part of the great community.
What do you hope to get from the event?
Increase brand awareness, get some inspiration and meeting potential adopters of OCP.
What are your thoughts on the Nordic OpenStack community?
We are thrilled to be part of this events presentations and educational opportunities and the topics spanning everything from cloud strategy and business case development to operational best practices and technical deep dives.
How are you involved in OpenStack?
This year we have chosen to focus on OpenStack events and have already exhibited at OpenStack Benelux. Because OpenStack is the ideal environment for open source standard hardware and a very good match for our company.
How are you using OpenStack? / If you are not, when are you planning to start using OpenStack and why?
We are system integrator and we always suggest our customer use OpenStack.
What do you love most about OpenStack?
That it is able to run on and orchestrate many types of standard hardware.
Who would you like to see as a partner in the OpenStack community?
Would you want to be a part of any other OpenStack event in another region?
Maybe in 2018, we might attend OpenStack Days UK.
What is the best thing about OpenStack?
Hundreds of the world’s largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and helping them move faster. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem, and users seeking commercial support can choose from different OpenStack-powered products and services in the Marketplace.
What will the future bring us?
Open source standard hardware.