Mark Baker

Cloud Product Manager

Cloud Product Manager focused on Ubuntu OpenStack. Previously at MySQL and Red Hat. Likes motorcycles and meeting people who do interesting stuff with Ubuntu and OpenStack

49 posts by Mark Baker

Cloud and server

The enterprise deployment game-plan: why multi-cloud is the future

By Mark Baker on 30 August 2018

It wasn’t too long ago that hybrid cloud was the go-to strategy for enterprises, garnering the attention of CIOs and CTOs around the world. And it’s clearly here to stay. Analyst firm 451 Research estimates that 69% of enterprises will be…

Canonical announcements

OpenStack Pike and all new updates to the Cloud Archive

By Mark Baker on 1 September 2017

On Wednesday 30th August, the upstream OpenStack community officially announced the release of OpenStack Pike. Pike represents the 2nd release of OpenStack this year after Ocata was released back in February and it shows that the…

On Wednesday 30th August, the upstream OpenStack community officially announced the release of OpenStack Pike. Pike represents the 2nd release of OpenStack this year after Ocata was released back in February and it shows that the…

Cloud and server

How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

By Mark Baker on 18 July 2017

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and…

Cloud and server

Stuck Stacks, the 7 year itch and the DevOps dilemma

By Mark Baker on 28 June 2017

  7 years in, where do we go from here? It is 7 years since OpenStack came into being. 7 short years comprised of long days and late nights bringing it all together to the point that global businesses such as Walmart, AT&T and…

Cloud and server

What IT directors should know about the economics of OpenStack

By Mark Baker on 3 January 2017

The world of business technology is under tremendous pressure and most organizations are ill-equipped to deal with the challenges and opportunities that are arising. Software as a Service, big data, cloud, scale-out, containers, OpenStack,…

Cloud and server

Lunch and learn with OpenStack containers

By Mark Baker on 15 August 2016

Follow the instructions in this article to spend around an hour over your lunch time to get an entire Ubuntu OpenStack cloud up and running in containers on a single machine. The resulting cloud will launch container based workloads. News…

Cloud and server

Stop what you are doing and complete the OpenStack User Survey now

By Mark Baker on 23 February 2016

The OpenStack user survey is a key input into many decisions that are made in the OpenStack community: it helps determine which projects are prioritised by the Product Working Group and as well as shaping distributions like Ubuntu…

Cloud and server

News from the Summit: Ubuntu extends lead in OpenStack

By Mark Baker on 28 October 2015

The OpenStack Foundation asked the community and the commuity has spoken. Ubuntu is the choice for OpenStack. The numbers don’t lie – Ubuntu leads in OpenStack and continues to gain momentum. Over 51% of all OpenStack clouds…

Cloud and server

Join Canonical at the OpenStack Summit Tokyo

By Mark Baker on 22 October 2015

The OpenStack Summit in Tokyo is nearly upon us, infact my Twitter stream is already filling up with messages from fellow conference attendees who have arrived early to see some of the sights in Tokyo. If you are lucky enough to be going…

Cloud and server

Voting begins for OpenStack Tokyo talks

By Mark Baker on 27 July 2015

We’ve submitted several talks to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo in Vancouver. We’ve listed them all below with links to where to vote for each talk so if you think they are interesting – please vote for them! Creating…

Cloud and server

Here comes Kilo and 15.04! Containers will never be the same again!

By Mark Baker on 22 April 2015

Today Ubuntu 15.04, codenamed Vivid Vervet, is released with a host of new features for clouds and servers. 15.04 comes a full year since the last Long Term Support (LTS) release and a year before the next LTS so represents a milestone in…

Cloud and server

The hybrid cloud would prefer you leave your interop inhibitions at the door

By Mark Baker on 6 August 2014

How will cloud adoption progress? If the results of this year’s Future of Cloud Computing Report from North Bridge are any indication, the answer is rapidly, and profitably. Perhaps unsurprisingly, just six months into 2014, the value of…