Layer 8 IT Services – OpenStack Days Nordic Partner

Özgür Bal Partners

We are happy to announce Layer 8 IT Services as an OpenStack Days Nordic Partner. Apart from making sure that the OpenStack Days Nordic event will happen, the IT consulting firm focuses on Smart Datacenters and provide a wide range of IT solutions and consulting.

We got a quick chat with Johan Tungström, CEO of Layer 8, and asked him a couple of questions about the partner commitment and their involvement in OpenStack.

johantungstromWhy did you decide to become a partner to the OpenStack Days Nordic?

A large part of our customer base is within the Service Provider industry and there has always been some interest and small projects around OpenStack but relatively few live installations. Now the OpenStack deployments get accelerated both at Service Providers and mid- to large size companies. Many of our “Software-defined” solutions we provide is well integrated with OpenStack so attending as sponsor was a no-brainer.


What do you hope to get from the event?

This will be a perfect way to get to know and meet-and-greet with the nordic OpenStack community. We also want to create awareness on how Innovative Software-defined Solutions can have great synergies in both large and small OpenStack deployments.


How are you involved in OpenStack?

As a Solution Provider we offer many solutions that provides Compute, Storage and Networking services that integrate fully with OpenStack. With our Software-defined approach we can deliver Smart and Cost-effective Value to OpenStack environments.


What do you love most about OpenStack?

The open framework without Vendor lock-in first and far most. Also the wide range of interoperability on hypervisors, compute, storage, network and additional service.


About Layer 8 IT Services

Layer 8 IT-Services was founded in 2010 by three highly motivated IT consultants that together have more than 35 years of experience within the IT Industry. Layer 8 focus on Smart DataCenters and deliver IT Solutions, Cloud Services, Managed Services as well as IT Consulting within Networks, Security, Storage and Virtualization. Layer 8 is based in Stockholm, Linköping and Gävle, SWEDEN. For more information visit: or follow us on twitter @Layer_8_IT.