OpenStack, the birth of the open cloud
OpenStack was born as an open platform in 2010, very early in the life of the cloud. Since then, we've seen a tremendous momentum in this fast growing ecosystem. The number of users, uses, features and companies involved have been increasing steeply. Actually, during this three and a half years we've seen all kinds of innovations making their way into the OpenStack platform.
Lot of people do value Open Source. It's proven to be a key ingredient of innovation, and it's certainly a truly fundamental aspect of OpenStack. Open Source empowers users and companies and force proprietary vendors to be better. Also, since OpenStack is an open platform, it is becoming the de-facto common ground where the greatest technology companies are collaborating to design and implement the upcoming cloud computing technology.
OpenStack was born with just 28,000 lines of code. In its inception, it was a fairly small project composed by just two components. The latest version thought, weighted around 1,5 million lines of code, and more than 60 organisations contributed to it, including Red Hat, Rackspace, HP, IBM, Canonical, NetApp, Intel, etc. All in all, its growth pace and collaboration levels are almost unprecedented.
This session will introduce the OpenStack project, along with its different components and some of the most widespread use cases and reference architectures. I'll also cover the procedure to get it installed easily, so anybody in the audience can give it a try afterwards.
- OpenStack is completely open and it's being backed up by the industry biggest players. Therefore it's becoming the de-facto platform for private and hybrid clouds.
- Odds are OpenStack will meet all your architectural needs for big data deployments.