In today’s fast-growing IT infrastructure, organizations are supposed to bring new services to the market just to keep up their pace with the increasing cloud adoption. Businesses need greater agility and scalability to bring new applications and services to the market faster for achieving remarkable growth. The developers are striving hard to have greater platform availability and resource provisioning along with multiple environments to test, develop, and deploy a new application.
Hence, to meet those challenges, your IT Infrastructure needs some evolutions to become more efficient, agile, and scalable. OpenStack helps to grow your digital business by enhancing your bottom line and infrastructure.
OpenStack is an open-source cloud platform built on open industry standards and APIs that offers agile and scalable infrastructure. It is a set of software modules used to develop and manage computing platforms for public and private clouds.
It empowers standard cloud computing services like compute, network, and storage resource provisioning along with self-service automation that allows administrators and end-users to concentrate more on strategic activities. It also enables users to provide resources through its management dashboard and OpenStack API. By getting such public cloud capabilities to the data centers, OpenStack can independently scale to grow with your demands.
Being an open-source platform, it is highly adaptable and avoids vendor lock-ins. Data and applications are built, tested, and stored in the cloud environment under the reliable security mechanism provided by OpenStack. Besides Infrastructure as a service facility, OpenStack has some core components to manage services such as dashboarding, orchestration, bare-metal provisioning, messaging, containers, and governance. Following figure1 shows the assembly of OpenStack resources.
Fig 1: OpenStack Assembly
The creation of OpenStack components is fabricated by the open-source developers’ community. These components provide APIs to access infrastructure resources for further development and deployment by cloud users. OpenStack components are classified under two groups, Core and Under Development. Currently, there are seven core components and two components under development as shown in figure 2.
Fig 2: OpenStack Components
These components are described below:
This entire OpenStack cloud Infrastructure can be deployed in four ways as follows
OpenStack has been one of the cloud service providers which is connected to Click2Cloud’s CloudsBrain to manage and monitor their resources for compute, networking, storage, billing, migration, orchestration, and many more.
There are several live use cases such as big data projects, SaaS delivery, large container deployments, and web hosting which are managed seamlessly by OpenStack and further by its integration with Click2Cloud’s CloudsBrain. OpenStack is a freely available open-source platform with no provincial cost and vendor lock-ins, hence can be easily adopted by organizations to build their own open scalable and agile cloud infrastructure.