OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter. The software is managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API giving administrators and users full control. And because it is open source, it works great with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructures.
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OpenStack is built by a thriving community of developers under the close scrutiny of thousands of users. Combining compute, networking and storage, OpenStack reduces costs and helps businesses to move faster.
Nova manages the compute lifecycle in an OpenStack environment. Spawning, scheduling and decommissioning of machines on demand are all included. Compute resources are accessible via APIs and via web interfaces and are designed to scale horizontally on standard hardware.
Cinder provides persistent block storage to running instances. Its pluggable driver architecture facilitates the creation and management of block storage devices.
Swift object storage can be deployed independently of compute cloud or alongside other computing platforms. It comes with a fully distributed API-accessible storage platform that can be integrated directly into applications or used for backup, archiving and data retention.
Combined together, compute and storage provide the full set of OpenStack core services and open API’s
Neutron enables network connectivity as a service for other OpenStack services, such as OpenStack Compute. The system provides an API to define networks and has a pluggable architecture, supporting many popular networking vendors and technologies.
- OpenStack services
Besides compute, storage & networking other OpenStack services includes Glance image management, Keystone identity management, Horizon dashboard, Ceilometer telemetry, Heat orchestration and many more.
Benefits of OpenStack
- Accelerated time-to-market
Through the self-service portal to access resources on-demand and an API-driven platform for cloud-aware apps, business units can accelerate their time-to-market.
- Application portability
OpenStack enables application portability, even among private and public clouds so businesses are always free to choose the best cloud solution for their applications and workflows without lock-in.
- International vendor support
OpenStack is supported by every major IT vendor, including every significant Linux distribution, virtualization hypervisor and public and hosted private cloud provider. Simply build the environment you need with strong commercial support.
- Reliable and secure
The OpenStack Security Project identifies, limits and resolves security issues and vulnerabilities across the OpenStack projects. Its open source nature, means more eyes on code and, as such, faster bug identification and fixes.
Nubera & OpenStack
At Nubera, we highly value enterprise supported open source software as it brings true freedom of choice to IT enterprises. The OpenStack project is proof of the effectiveness of such a philosophy, providing businesses with an open architecture framework rather than locking them into a single technology. Our team of experts can help you select and implement the OpenStack technology, tailored to your business needs.