OpenStack was created with the audacious goal of being the ubiquitous software choice for building public and private cloud infrastructures. In just over a year, it's become the most talked-about project in open source. This concise book introduces OpenStack's general design and primary software components in detail, and shows you how to start using it to build cloud infrastructures.
If you're a developer, technologist, or system administrator familiar with cloud offerings such as Rackspace Cloud or Amazon Web Services, Deploying OpenStack shows you how to obtain and deploy OpenStack software in a few controlled scenarios.
Learn about OpenStack Compute (known as “Nova”), OpenStack Object Store ("Swift"), and OpenStack Image Service ("Glance")
Understand common pitfalls in architecting, deploying, and implementing your cloud infrastructure with OpenStack
Determine which version of the OpenStack code base best suits your deployment needs
Define your deployment scenario and finalize key design choices
Install Nova on a single node with either the StackOps distro or an Ubuntu package
Be familiar with important configuration options and important administrative commands
Ken Pepple is a recognized consultant, author and speaker in the technology industry. Focusing on infrastructure architecture, Ken held technical leadership roles such as Chief Technologist and Technology Director for a variety of organizations within Sun Microsystems and Oracle. While there, he co-authored two books “Consolidation in the Data Center: Simplifying IT Environments to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership” and “Migrating to the Solaris Operating System: The Discipline of UNIX-to-UNIX Migrations” for Prentice Hall PTR. Ken is also a frequent speaker, presenting at conferences including Gartner's Data Centre Summit, TOGAF China, IDC's Asia/Pacific Cloud Computing Conferences and JavaOne. Currently, Ken focused on building cloud computing infrastructure. As part of this work, he has designed clouds for service providers and written code for the OpenStack project. You can catch up on Ken's current work at his blog (http://ken.pepple.info/) or view his author page at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Pepple/e/B004QQBWJW).