OpenStack in Action
V. K. Cody Bumgardner
Foreword by Jay Pipes
  • March 2016
  • ISBN 9781617292163
  • 384 pages
  • printed in black & white

An excellent primer on the complex world of cloud computing and the OpenStack software ecosystem.

From the Foreword by Jay Pipes, OpenStack Technical Committee

OpenStack in Action offers the real world use cases and step-by-step instructions you can take to develop your own cloud platform from inception to deployment. This book guides you through the design of both the physical hardware cluster and the infrastructure services you'll need to create a custom cloud platform.

About the Technology

OpenStack is an open source framework that lets you create a private or public cloud platform on your own physical servers. You build custom infrastructure, platform, and software services without the expense and vendor lock-in associated with proprietary cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. With an OpenStack private cloud, you can get increased security, more control, improved reliability, and lower costs.

About the book

OpenStack in Action offers real-world use cases and step-by-step instructions on how to develop your own cloud platform. This book guides you through the design of both the physical hardware cluster and the infrastructure services you'll need. You'll learn how to select and set up virtual and physical servers, how to implement software-defined networking, and technical details of designing, deploying, and operating an OpenStack cloud in your enterprise. You'll also discover how to best tailor your OpenStack deployment for your environment. Finally, you'll learn how your cloud can offer user-facing software and infrastructure services.

What's inside

  • Develop and deploy an enterprise private cloud
  • Private cloud technologies from an IT perspective
  • Organizational impact of self-service cloud computing

About the reader

No prior knowledge of OpenStack or cloud development is assumed.

About the author

Cody Bumgardner is the Chief Technology Architect at a large university where he is responsible for the architecture, deployment, and long-term strategy of OpenStack private clouds and other cloud computing initiatives.


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