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Using OpenStack to run a custom Wikibase

Using OpenStack to run a custom Wikibase

Authors: Andra Waagmeester, Katherine Thornton and @addshore Wikidata is the linked database maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, which also maintains Wikipedia. As an online encyclopedia, Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites worldwide. Started in 2001 as an English website it currently has versions in more than 290 languages and is still growing. All these (connected) Wikipedias are running on a software platform called Mediawiki. This Mediawiki stack has been released as open software to general public and has since been used in many, many cases outside the Wikimedia ecosystem.
Fuga Update: Progress and what features to expect in our next region

Fuga Update: Progress and what features to expect in our next region

We live in exciting times, the fast technological developments are stacking up and before we know it we’re going to be in self-driving cars and on our way to colonize Mars. Okay well, maybe it’ll take a while before this all happens. However, today I have exciting news because I’m allowed to talk about the development of our second region and especially some new features you can expect in the near future.
Fuga Update: The Big Advantages Of APIs And Why You Should Use Them

Fuga Update: The Big Advantages Of APIs And Why You Should Use Them

In this new update you learn more about APIs. Not in a reading mood? No worries. Relax and enjoy our podcast below. Fuga Cloud is based on OpenStack, an open-source software platform. It contains many different projects and applications which all communicate with each other using APIs. Each project has a specific job in the cloud ecosystem. We offer a user-friendly dashboard to easily manage your infrastructure, which in turn uses the APIs to communicate and execute the requests that are made by the user in the dashboard to other parts of the Fuga Cloud.
Fuga Update: How UI/UX has become more important than ever

Fuga Update: How UI/UX has become more important than ever

In this new update you learn more about the improvements we’re currently working on in the field of UI / UX. Not in a reading mood? No worries. Relax and enjoy our podcast below. In 2015 Fuga Cloud was born. A 100% IaaS service created by the team behind the Dutch Managed Service Provider, Cyso. A service that makes it as easy as possible to launch a VM within a few seconds without the intervention of a cloud provider.
How we use SCSS/CSS at Fuga Cloud
SCSS CSS ITCSS Gulp

How we use SCSS/CSS at Fuga Cloud

Last summer, we at Fuga Cloud started rethinking the way we approach writing our CSS. Before this point, we were still using vanilla CSS. This was starting to become more of a problem with every feature we rolled out. So when I started working here, my first assignment was to implement SCSS following the ITCSS methodology. This enabled us to do two things: SCSS enabled us to write SCSS in a component-like way ITCSS forced us to write our CSS in a logical order We chose Gulp to compile our SCSS and to automate some other stuff such as minification and sourcemaps etc.
Bringing data to the mortals again with Prometheus and it's sidekick Telegraf
Prometheus Telegraf

Bringing data to the mortals again with Prometheus and it's sidekick Telegraf

There I am again, talking about server monitors. However, I personally think this one is a lot more exciting. Prometheus is a server monitoring tool that collects data about the hosts it monitors, allowing you to spot trends and interesting data passing by. And i don’t mean collecting data in a Facebook way, but in a way that’s actually beneficial to both customer and provider. It collects data about disk usage, CPU usage and all the stuff that interests us techies.
No improvement without feedback
Feedback Scrum Agile NPS

No improvement without feedback

The world is changing fast and customers are more demanding than ever. The challenge for organisations is to continuously meet the expectations of customers. How do we manage this challenge? And how important is our customers’ feedback for us to improve our services? This blog will hopefully give you an insight into our business and the way we appreciate and use the feedback we receive. Fuga Cloud by Cyso But first, let’s take a few steps back.
Eerste maand bij Fuga Cloud
Introductie Fuga OpenStack Agile

Eerste maand bij Fuga Cloud

Vanaf begin oktober ben ik werkzaam bij Fuga Cloud. Ik ben net dit jaar afgestudeerd voor mijn opleiding Toegepaste Wiskunde. Omdat ik geen ICT opleiding heb gevolgd was het in het begin veel bijleren over basisbegrippen, ook was Linux vrij nieuw voor mij. Dit heb ik me in de eerste weken eigen proberen te maken. De eerste twee weken stonden ook in het teken van het hele bedrijf leren kennen, zoals de verschillen tussen Cyso, SQR en Fuga Cloud.
Server Monitoring In The Dark Ages
Nagios Slack Slackbot

Server Monitoring In The Dark Ages

A common request for hosting companies is the guarantee of uptime on hosts and services. Naturally, this is very hard to guarantee, because servers go down in the middle of the night, and without good reason. So what are you going to do? Sit there all night, visit the websites to confirm they’re working? Ping the servers all night long, checking for downtime? Luckily tools exist to monitor your hosts, and today I’ll write a bit about our journey integrating one of them, Nagios into our preferred communications channel - slack.
Horizon Panel Learnings - Fuga Cloud
Horizon OpenStack Dashboards Panels

Horizon Panel Learnings - Fuga Cloud

Welcome reader, as you have opened this page, I assume you have come to learn about Horizon and it’s intricate web of Dashboards and Panels out of which is built. If this is the case read on, otherwise, you might have miss-clicked. If this sounds confusing, do not despair for I shall enlighten you (or try my hardest to do so). But first, let me introduce myself, My name is Koen, I’m an intern here at Fuga Cloud and have spent the last couple of weeks becoming familiar with Horizon, its Dashboards, its Panels and Django on which Horizon is built.
How to stabilize Calico's IP-in-IP tunnels in virtual environments
kubernetes calico openstack containers golang

How to stabilize Calico's IP-in-IP tunnels in virtual environments

When you work with bleeding edge technology you can expect the unexpected As most of us know software is never without bugs and due to technical diversity most of us won’t be able to fix these bugs ourselves. Instead we can develop and deploy workarounds while we wait for specialists to release a fix. In this post I’d like to share how we resolved a connectivity issue between pods in our Kubernetes cluster due to a tunnelling issue in Calico.