OpenStack: An Overview - Beehive Specialty

OpenStack: An Overview - Beehive Specialty

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C LO U D S O F T WA R E

OpenStack: An Overview

OpenStack Elements OpenStack is open source software to build private and public clouds. There are three main components:

What is OpenStack? OpenStack® is an open source cloud platform. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed by a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

OpenStack Compute: Provision and manage large networks of virtual machines

Why OpenStack for Service Providers?

OpenStack Networking: Pluggable, scalable, API-driven network and IP management

Enable New Business Models. creates additional sources of revenue from your existing customer base. Example • Public Cloud • Hosted Private Cloud • On-premise Private Cloud

• Training • Converged Appliances • Powering SaaS Apps & Marketplaces

Achieve Competitive Economics. With expensive licensing schemes, some cloud software forces you to make architectural decisions to contain costs. With OpenStack, the software is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Designed to operate on commodity hardware at massive scale, OpenStack drives down costs without fear of long-term vendor lock in. Major enterprises, SaaS providers, government agencies and media companies are betting on OpenStack. With more than 1,000 software developers from over 50 major networking and storage vendors, OpenStack is the center of cloud innovation. Pick Your Path to Market. With the strongest ecosystem in cloud computing, partnering with your choice of companies worldwide helps you get to market quickly. You can choose a partnership

OpenStack Storage: Object and Block storage for use with servers and applications

OpenStack components are tied together with OpenStack Shared Services and accessible both via the OpenStack Dashboard and programmatically via the API.

The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. To learn more about OpenStack Foundation and OpenStack cloud software, go to: www.openstack.org

commercial distribution with ongoing support, or deploy a turnkey appliance.

Your Applications

APIs

OpenStack Dashboard

OPENSTACK

CLOUD OPERATING SYSTEM

Compute

Networking

Storage

OpenStack Shared Services

Standard Hardware

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OpenStack: Getting Started

An OpenStack User Story

Try OpenStack Option One: Public Clouds To see how an OpenStack Cloud operates, you can quickly try one of many OpenStack public clouds in production across the world, including DreamHost, eNovance, HP and Rackspace. A quick swipe of the credit card will show you OpenStack in action. Option Two: Local Dev Environment: devstack.org With some technical skills, DevStack is a great option to install and run an OpenStack cloud on your laptop (or even inside the VM on a cloud). DevStack is ideal for potential users who want to see what the Dashboard looks like from an admin or user perspective, and OpenStack contributors wanting to test against a complete local environment. For more great pointers on getting started with OpenStack, go to www.openstack.org/start/

Learn About OpenStack openstack.org/user-stories/ Complete case studies to learn more about use cases and best practices. docs.openstack.org Detailed OpenStack documentation, developer and administrator guides.

Deploy OpenStack Distributions. There are many ways to install and deploy OpenStack through software distributions, each of which add their own value to the cloud operating system. Software distributions powered by OpenStack include Cisco, Cloudscaling, Debian, Fedora, Piston Cloud Computing, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu and StackOps. Packaged Solutions. Many companies now o er integrated hardware and software solutions to deploy OpenStack private clouds, such as Dell, IBM, MetaCloud, Morphlabs, and Nebula. Services. There are many service companies that bring OpenStack expertise to the table such as B1 Systems, CloudTP, Mirantis and SwiftStack. If you are looking for someone to guide you through these choices, help execute your cloud strategy and provide development and operations support, this is a great place to start. Several of these companies such as Mirantis and Rackspace also provide OpenStack training courses for cloud administrators.

“We knew we had to reinvent the job of a traditional hosting company and quickly detach ourselves from competition by being innovative and expertise: choosing OpenStack was a way to do so." RAPHAËL FERREIRA CEO, ENOVANCE French-based hosting and managed services provider, eNovance, specializes in improving the end-user experience for web and mobile applications, big data solutions, and open source/open cloud environments. A few years ago, eNovance began receiving recurring requests from ing capacity, avoid vendor lock-in andmaintain control of their IT infrastructures while still allowing for scale. These market needs caused eNovance to build a public cloud that complemented their existing private clouds. eNovance chose OpenStack to build its public cloud for its open source technology, compatibility with other public clouds, ability to massively scale, and growing dynamic ecosystem. the first OpenStack public cloud in Europe, eNocloud. Major French users of the new eNocloud such as Chronopost (part of the La Poste group, the French national mail) and the CNES (government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe) reviewed the deployment positively. Today, eNovance is glad they made the right cloud bet with OpenStack. Business on eNovance is known as a French OpenStack deployment partner for Canonical and Dell in France.

Read the full case study at openstack.org/user-stories/

2013 OpenStack. This document is licensed as Creative Commons—feel free to remix and share. The OpenStack Word Mark and OpenStack Logo are registered trademarks of the OpenStack Foundation.

www.openstack.org