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February 7, 2016

REIFF boosts agility and innovation with OpenStack

REIFF Group is an international
group of 20 companies serving the automotive industry, headquartered
in Reutlingen, Germany. With 1,600 employees spread across multiple
locations in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and China, REIFF creates
approximately €520M in annual turnover from a range of over 150,000
products. The company has been in business for over a century, and
today its subsidiaries’ services stretch from wholesale to retail to
technical development of advanced elastomer products.

(Video courtesy of REIFF Group)

Virtualization for DevOps agility

To REIFF, virtualization technology is key to DevOps agility, as
dictated by the company’s desire to innovate across the supply chain,
constantly improve efficiency, and enhance customer experience. Cloud
technology comes as a natural fit, adding fully developer-driven
self-service capacity for increasingly complex virtual infrastructure
solutions.

OpenStack and Ceph: highly available cloud and future-proof storage

In a multi-stage process involving first an exploratory design
workshop and architecture
specification
, then a
proof-of-concept deployment, then a gradual transition to
production
, hastexo
assisted REIFF in rolling out a typical
OpenStack private cloud
infrastructure across two data center locations. Providing full
controller and storage redundancy and high availability, including
proven technology like
Pacemaker and
Ceph, REIFF was able to deploy
an elastic, scalable cloud platform in a compressed timeframe.

hastexo will continue to assist REIFF in the deployment and
optimization of open source cloud and software-defined storage
technology.

Source: Hastexo (REIFF boosts agility and innovation with OpenStack)

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