Extending OpenStack: Leverage extended OpenStack projects to implement containerization, deployment, and architecting robust cloud solutions

Discover new opportunities to empower your private cloud by making the most of the OpenStack universeKey FeaturesThis practical guide teaches you how to extend the core functionalities of OpenStackDiscover OpenStack's flexibility by writing custom applications and network pluginsDeploy a containerized environment in OpenStack through a hands-on and example-driven approachBook DescriptionOpenStack 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.What you will learnExplore new incubated projects in the OpenStack ecosystem and see how they workArchitect your OpenStack private cloud with extended features of the latest versionsConsolidate OpenStack authentication in your large infrastructure to avoid complexityFind out how to expand your computing power in OpenStack on a large scaleReduce your OpenStack storage cost management by taking advantage of external toolsProvide easy, on-demand, cloud-ready applications to developers using OpenStack in no timeEnter the big data world and find out how to launch elastic jobs easily in OpenStackBoost your extended OpenStack private cloud performance through real-world scenariosWho This Book Is ForThis book is for system administrators, cloud architects, and developers who have experience working with OpenStack and are ready to step up and extend its functionalities. A good knowledge of basic OpenStack components is required. In addition, familiarity with Linux boxes and a good understanding of network and virtualization jargon is required.Table of ContentsInflating the OpenStack SetupMassively Scaling Computing PowerEnlarging the OpenStack Storage CapabilitiesHarnessing the Power of the OpenStack Network ServiceContainerizing in OpenStackManaging Big Data in OpenStackEvolving Self-Cloud Ready Applications in OpenStackExtending the Applications Catalog ServiceConsolidating the OpenStack AuthenticationBoosting the Extended Cloud Universe

Author: Omar Khedher

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