The flexibility of OpenStack is a dual-edged sword, giving you unprecedented control over your infrastructure, but potentially becoming a nightmare for the indecisive manager, architect or sysadmin!
In this presentation, Tom Fifield – co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, and Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation – takes you through some of the decisions you will face when planning your OpenStack cloud. In addition to a brief introduction on OpenStack and advice on how to interact with the community, he will cover topics such as:
How to approach your deployment, ranging from DIY to a turn-key solution from the ecosystem
Storage and networking decisions, including plugin options
Automating deployment and configuration with popular tools like Puppet and Chef
Through discussion of the ecosystem, customization and scaling, you’ll walk away with an understanding of ‘what it takes’ to build your OpenStack cloud.