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Jul 24 2014   3:55PM GMT

Word of the Day: OpenStack

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Word of the Day:

OpenStack is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a data center. The goals of the OpenStack initiative are to support interoperability between cloud services and allow businesses to build Amazon-like cloud services in their own data centers. OpenStack, which is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license, is often referred to in the media as “the Linux of the Cloud” and is compared to Eucalyptus and the Apache CloudStack project, two other open source cloud initiatives.

Quote of the Day

“IaaS is the most basic form of cloud computing; it offers essentially a virtual, bare machine as a service.” – Tom Nolle

Related Terms

virtual machine (VM)
OpenStack Neutron
OpenStack Swift
OpenStack Cinder
RHEL OpenStack platform
vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA)

Required Reading

OpenStack tutorial: A guide for cloud providers
This OpenStack tutorial explores the hype surrounding this open source project. Get some real-world advice from experts.

Four questions with OpenStack COO Mark Collier
OpenStack COO Mark Collier details the OpenStack roadmap and discusses API compatibility among clouds.

OpenStack networking: Why should we care?
Networking vendors, including Cisco, have been talking OpenStack. Learn why networking pros should care about an open source cloud platform.

OpenStack networking and orchestration: What’s possible?
OpenStack’s networking service, Neutron, integrates the provisioning and management of network resources with the orchestration of the overall IT infrastructure.

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