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An excellent primer on the complex world of cloud computing and the OpenStack software ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
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Provides enough theory and practice to understand the subject matter with just the right level of detail.
A fundamental resource for learning, installing, and managing this exciting piece of cloud infrastructure.
If you thought that AWS was the only player, you need to read this book.