Fairbanks joins Cloud Partner Program



on 19 March 2015

Dutch OpenStack experts, Fairbanks, is the latest organisation to join Canonical’s Cloud Partner Program. Fairbanks becomes another company in Canonical’s ranks of expert partners across Europe focused on reselling Canonical’s business proposition including Ubuntu Advantage, Ubuntu OpenStack, BootStack and tools like MAAS, Juju and Landscape. Fairbanks joins as a reseller with focus on developing a market for Canonical in Benelux region (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg).

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Fairbanks helps service providers, hosting companies, innovation-aware enterprises and top mid-sized companies build and run robust OpenStack clouds, powered by the full force of open source innovation. It offers support, consulting, implementation, optimization, troubleshooting and training services around the OpenStack platform and has the the largest pool of OpenStack engineering expertise in the Dutch market.

Ruud Harmsen, CEO, Fairbanks said: “Organizations are facing significant challenges – fast-growing data demands, competitive pressures, greater complexity, rising costs, along with compliance and flexibility issues. By adding Canonical’s Ubuntu and OpenStack products and services offerings to our portfolio, Fairbanks is providing customers with new ways to overcome these challenges whilst greatly simplifying the complexity of deploying, managing and scaling services from the desktop to the data centre.”

Fairbanks will deliver Ubuntu based OpenStack solutions, and training alongside fully-managed on-premise or off-premise clouds, leveraging Canonical’s BootStack program – delivering the best OpenStack experience in the easiest possible way. BootStack builds and operates Ubuntu OpenStack clouds with Canonical’s orchestration, provisioning and management tools: MAAS, Juju and Landscape.

John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances, Canonical said: “Fairbanks is the latest addition to our Ubuntu Cloud Partner Program. Our Partnership with Fairbanks expands our ability to reach customers in Europe by leveraging Fairbanks deep expertise experience in Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. Their experience in open source and cloud  ensures the quality of our support and services remains consistent. By adding Ubuntu, Ubuntu OpenStack, MAAS and Juju we give Fairbanks industry leading cloud solutions for our customers in the region.”

Harmsen concluded: “More of our customers are asking for open source cloud solutions. Ubuntu and OpenStack allow us to bring the best cloud solutions to our customers. The world is open. The most advanced technology in OpenStack is no longer the exclusive domain of large, wealthy organizations. Because of the open source movement/mindset and, best-in-class tools and its overall vision and culture, Canonical is the perfect partner for Fairbanks.”

You can meet Canonical and Fairbanks in person at the OpenStack Software Defined Network meetup in Utrecht, Netherlands on Thursday, 2nd July.

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