Mission Statement "To produce the ubiquitous Open Source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable."
Why OpenStack?‣ Control. Open source, no vendor lock in. Apache 2 license.‣ Flexibility. Modular design integrates legacy and third party technologies.‣ Emerging Industry Standard. More than 180 technology industry leaders backing it and major public clouds built on OpenStack. ‣ Proven. Originally built for scale and redundancy at NASA and Rackspace. More than 100 large-scale deployments worldwide.‣ Compatible and Connected. Enables portability.
Block Storage: Cinder‣ Virtual Block Storage Devices ‣ Volumes on commodity storage gear ‣ Drivers for more advanced systems like NetApp, Solidﬁre, Ceph and Nexenta ‣ New project in Folsom released Fall 2012
Networking as a Service: Quantum‣ Virtualized Networking ‣ Software Deﬁned Networking (SDN) ‣ Automation of hardware & software ‣ Deﬁne network connectivity & addressing used by devices from other services ‣ Drivers for Ryu, Floodlight, Nicira, Midokura, Cisco and many more ‣ New project in Folsom released Fall 2012
Image Registry: Glance‣ Multi-format virtual disk image registry & catalog‣ Delivery of images to Nova Compute‣ Allows uploads of private and public images in a wide variety of formats ‣ Machine (kernel/ramdisk outside of image, a.k.a. AMI) ‣ qcow2 (Qemu/KVM) ‣ VMDK (VMWare) ‣ OVF (VMWare, others) ‣ And more
Identity: Keystone‣ Uniﬁes all core projects with common authentication system‣ Provides authorization for multiple log-in credentials ‣ Username/password ‣ Token-based ‣ AWS-style logins ‣ Integrate with existing systems
Web Dashboard: Horizon‣ Self-service, role-based web interface for users and administrators‣ Provision cloud-based resources through a self-service portal‣ Create and manage projects and users, deﬁning resources available to them‣ Extensible design makes it easy to plug in and expose third party products and services ‣ Django application that consumes APIs