In this chapter, we discussed topics that are critical to the operation of an OpenStack cloud. We covered tactical ways to monitor, plan, and backup your cloud; this is simply the beginning. There are many great resources online that can assist you in the operation of an OpenStack cloud; however, I suggest that readers start with the actual OpenStack operations and architecture guides. These are located at http://docs.openstack.org/ops/ and http://docs.openstack.org/arch/, respectively. These guides will provide all the required foundational information to help make operations in any cloud journey a success.
In the next chapter, you will be learning about integrating existing business and operational processes such as identity management integration and unit testing using Jenkins.