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OpenStack for Architects

By : Michael Solberg, Benjamin Silverman
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OpenStack for Architects

By: Michael Solberg, Benjamin Silverman

Overview of this book

Over the last five years, hundreds of organizations have successfully implemented Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms based on OpenStack. The huge amount of investment from these organizations, industry giants such as IBM and HP, as well as open source leaders such as Red Hat have led analysts to label OpenStack as the most important open source technology since the Linux operating system. Because of its ambitious scope, OpenStack is a complex and fast-evolving open source project that requires a diverse skill-set to design and implement it. This guide leads you through each of the major decision points that you'll face while architecting an OpenStack private cloud for your organization. At each point, we offer you advice based on the experience we've gained from designing and leading successful OpenStack projects in a wide range of industries. Each chapter also includes lab material that gives you a chance to install and configure the technologies used to build production-quality OpenStack clouds. Most importantly, we focus on ensuring that your OpenStack project meets the needs of your organization, which will guarantee a successful rollout.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
OpenStack for Architects
About the Authors
Customer Feedback


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 and, 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.