Open source cloud


Open Source technology serves as a fundamental cornerstone for every type of cloud infrastructure. Whether it’s a compact private cloud or a cloud provider, open source software plays a pivotal role in various capacities.

Open Source in Redpill Linpro Nordic Cloud (RLNC)

RLNC is constructed entirely upon Open Source technology, forming an indispensable cornerstone of all our services. The most prominent example of this is Open Stack as the component that connects all the parts together. Honorable mentions are:

  • Cumulus Linux on our network switches
  • Ceph powering our storage clusters
  • CentOS running on our compute hypervisors, using libvirt/kvm for virtualization
  • RLNC Container Platform based on Kubernetes

These projects, in turn, are founded upon a vast array of Open Source technologies. They heavily rely on the momentum of the Open Source movement and the consistent contributions from key players in the Open Source corporate sphere, such as Red Hat.

Redpill Linpro is a supporting organisation of the Open Infrastructure Foundation.

It’s all about enabling

When building a cloud, a pivotal consideration when assessing products and technologies is their integration potential. Does the product boast open interfaces? Is an API available? Has the open-source community embraced and actively integrated with the product? The greater the number of prerequisites met, the more adeptly the product lends itself to seamless integration – and in many cases, the table is already set.

In turn, after having done a successful integration, an open source cloud will provide a consistent set of interfaces. This enables provisioning of resources from a variety of products, such as virtual machines, storage solutions, networks, databases, load balancers and more.

Giving something back

Open Source is commendable and valuable. While often referred to as “Free Software,” the term “free” primarily relates to freedom rather than cost. Even robust open source projects rely, to a certain extent, on a dynamic community of engaged users. Opting to invest time is one of the means through which individuals can contribute to Open Source. At Redpill Linpro, dedicating ourselves to enriching open source communities stands as a clear imperative. Drawing upon our extensive 25-year experience with Open Source, we are very familiar with how to maneuver in this landscape.

Your open source cloud companion

Constructing a cloud can undoubtedly be a complex and potentially overwhelming undertaking. Our seasoned technicians possess a wealth of expertise in both creating and sustaining our own cloud. Simultaneously, they are mostly committed to help our customers on their Open Source cloud journeys.



Margrethe Monsen
Managing Director at Redpill Linpro