As anyone who's ever tried to move a technology from development to production knows, operations and scaling are two of the most difficult elements to do well. Nowhere is that more true than with the OpenStack cloud platform.
In a previous blog post about getting started with neutron , we glanced through workings of OpenStack neutron. This post will allow readers to understand the details of Neutron. As part of this we will cover: Readers wishing to learn more should take a look at our OpenStack training courses.
If there was any skepticism when Marc Andreessen declared software was " eating the world ," there's little doubt five years later that nearly every business and industry is running on software delivered as online services . The cloud has become the default for practically every industry, from storage to transportation to communication to retail.
What can be accomplished in 1 billion hours? It's a number so large it's difficult to put into context. One billion hours, or 114,000+ years ago, humankind was in the early stages of its development, preceding even the earliest human civilizations by more than 100,000 years.
We previously described in this blog post how we deployed OpenStack Magnum in the CERN cloud. It is available as a pre-production service and we're steadily moving towards full production mode as a standard part of the CERN IT service offerings to give Containers-as-a-Service.
OpenStack, the open source project that allows enterprises to run an AWS-like cloud computing service in their own data centers, added support for containers over the course of its last few releases. Running OpenStack itself on top of containers is a different problem, though.