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Extending OpenStack

By : Omar Khedher
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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Inflating the OpenStack Setup, describes installing OpenStack from a basic setup model and introduces an expanded OpenStack layout.

Chapter 2, Massively Scaling Computing Power, explores the ways to scale the computing availability in a large infrastructure.

Chapter 3, Enlarging the OpenStack Storage Capabilities, itemizes the different storage options available in OpenStack and custom plugins.

Chapter 4, Harnessing the Power of the OpenStack Network Service, extends the usage of the OpenStack network service.

Chapter 5, Containerizing in OpenStack, integrates the Magnum project in OpenStack and itemize its workflow.

Chapter 6, Managing Big Data in OpenStack, extends the private cloud setup by covering the big data world and elastic data processing in OpenStack using the Sahara project.

Chapter 7, Evolving Self-Cloud Ready Applications in OpenStack, teaches you how to automate deploying applications on top of OpenStack using Murano project.

Chapter 8, Extending the Applications Catalog Service, explores the power of Murano plugins by creating customized ones.

Chapter 9, Consolidating the OpenStack Authentication, introduces the reader to the new implementation of Keystone in OpenStack and the federated identity concept.

Chapter 10, Boosting the Extended Cloud Universe, increases the availability and performance of the OpenStack infrastructure at scale.