A developing but wildly intriguing open source platform is taking the cloud world by storm. OpenStack
While initially founded by the people at Rackspace (don’t get us started), the platform has gained significant acceptance from those longing for cloud standardization and a more cost effective model for designing and deploying cloud infrastructure.
OpenStack is comprised of three fundamental pieces
- OpenStack Compute in its essence deals with standard virtualization management, which is necessary to run your public or private Cloud. It deals with the allocation and assignment of CPU, network addresses, memory, and disk space.
- OpenStack Object Storage handles the storage objects of your cloud implementation, allowing you to create containers, whether they are public or private. It also allows you, through the use of API calls, to manipulate the location and accessibility of your files. As a result, when you use it with OpenStack Compute, you can store the images required launching new virtual images.
- OpenStack Image Service is responsible for managing virtual disk images and their delivery, including support for most major image formats, including Microsoft’s Hyper-V and common VMWare image types.
From its open source beginnings, this community driven platform has support from large companies and developers alike, along with an active use base building new open source tools and solutions for its followers.
ScaleMatrix IaaS solutions are the perfect platform for growing and managing your own OpenStack environment, while leveraging enterprise class hardware and world class Data Center infrastructure.