Openstack for Architects

Design and implement successful private clouds with OpenStackAbout This BookExplore the various design choices available for cloud architects within an OpenStack deploymentCraft an OpenStack architecture and deployment pipeline to meet the unique needs of your organizationCreate a product roadmap for Infrastructure as a Service in your organization using this hands-on guideWho This Book Is ForThis book is written especially for those who will design OpenStack clouds and lead their implementation. These people are typically cloud architects, but may also be in product management, systems engineering, or enterprise architecture.What You Will LearnFamiliarize yourself with the components of OpenStackBuild an increasingly complex OpenStack lab deploymentWrite compelling documentation for the architecture teams within your organizationApply Agile configuration management techniques to deploy OpenStackIntegrate OpenStack with your organization's identity management, provisioning, and billing systemsConfigure a robust virtual environment for users to interact withUse enterprise security guidelines for your OpenStack deploymentCreate a product roadmap that delivers functionality quickly to the users of your platformIn DetailOver the last 5 years, hundreds of organizations have successfully implemented Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms based on OpenStack. The huge amount of investment from these organizations, industry giants such as IBM and HP, as well as open source leaders such as Red Hat have led analysts to label OpenStack as the most important open source technology since the Linux operating system. Because of its ambitious scope, OpenStack is a complex and fast-evolving open source project that requires a diverse skill-set to design and implement it.This guide leads you through each of the major decision points that you'll face while architecting an OpenStack private cloud for your organization. At each point, we offer you advice based on the experience we've gained from designing and leading successful OpenStack projects in a wide range of industries. Each chapter also includes lab material that gives you a chance to install and configure the technologies used to build production-quality OpenStack clouds. Most importantly, we focus on ensuring that your OpenStack project meets the needs of your organization, which will guarantee a successful roll-out.

Author: Michael Solberg

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