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Extending OpenStack

By : Omar Khedher
Book Image

Extending OpenStack

By: Omar Khedher

Overview of this book

OpenStack is a very popular cloud computing platform that has enabled several organizations during the last few years to successfully implement their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms. This book will guide you through new features of the latest OpenStack releases and how to bring them into production straightaway in an agile way. It starts by showing you how to expand your current OpenStack setup and how to approach your next OpenStack Data Center generation deployment. You will discover how to extend your storage and network capacity and also take advantage of containerization technology such as Docker and Kubernetes in OpenStack. Additionally, you'll explore the power of big data as a Service terminology implemented in OpenStack by integrating the Sahara project. This book will teach you how to build Hadoop clusters and launch jobs in a very simple way. Then you'll automate and deploy applications on top of OpenStack. You will discover how to write your own plugin in the Murano project. The final part of the book will go through best practices for security such as identity, access management, and authentication exposed by Keystone in OpenStack. By the end of this book, you will be ready to extend and customize your private cloud based on your requirements.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Containerizing in OpenStack

"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
–Albert Einstein

The race to the cloud paradigm has been an exciting journey, in which IT organizations have enjoyed the benefits brought by the new way of handling resources in private or public cloud environments. However, the rise of new requirements among IT service providers and the unstoppable increasing need to get on to the market put the software development process under the microscope. Besides using the cloud, how can an enterprise takes its business agility and development to the next level?

Nowadays, the new trend in software application development is being enforced by adopting containerization technology around the globe. Moving to containers has marked a successful experience for many IT platforms and teams in terms of automation, software delivery acceleration, and...