Red Hat expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think

Grazed from InformationWeek.  Author: Charles Babcock

OpenStack is perhaps best known for its complexity. It’s not a single open source project but a framework meant to contain several projects with the different pieces able to work together. Different teams are working, each at their own pace, on each subsystem.

There's Cinder for block storage and Swift for object storage, Quantum for networking and Nova for compute. There's also Keystone for identity management and Glance for system image management, along with Horizon for dashboard monitoring information.
 

Initially, there was so much going on in so many different places that all but the most well-versed implementers were baffled as to what to pay attention to, learn and install next.

To some extent, Julio Villarreal-Peligrino, a principal cloud architect at Red Hat, wants to dispel this perception of OpenStack as big and complex – sometimes perceived as too much so for your company's next IT cloud project.

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