An overview of Openstack Architecture and Components

OpenStack is a cloud computing platform that controls large number of  compute nodes , storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard(Horizon) that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface. Openstack provides an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution through a set of interrelated services.

 

Here is the list of openstack Services , project name and description. Continue reading

Red Hat Launches Linux-Based OpenStack Platform, Targets VMware For Control Of The Data Center

icon-redhatlinux-150x150Red Hat launched an enterprise Linux-based OpenStack platform today that provides a way to build out cloud services from either inside the data center or from a services provider.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux will integrate a vanilla version of OpenStack to create the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. It will mean that Red Hat applications can run in an IaaS platform and provide support for web and mobile oriented applications that are more cloud aware. It will serve as the main platform for Red Hat’s cloud strategy. Continue reading