I get asked a lot what is cloud – is it dropbox?Self service – means not the techies supporting the environmentElasticity – can grow and shrink the number of VMsScalability – 50 thousand nodes in ZyngaAPI - controllableResource account – who’s used what internal or external billing
Service providers – public create instances themselves and pay per-instance per-hour depending on the size of offeringAdd services such as vpn extra ip addresses backup etc.MSP add their own value-add
Service providers use cloud technology to provide instances in a more dynamical way
Create Advanced Zone environment which has multiple accounts and Templates:Windows templatesCentOSCentOS with http
It’s down to your imagination(time/budget)
Simple stuff but it’s then about what you do with these building blocksYou don’t need to be able to configure cisco routers and switches or be a vmware/xenserver/kvm guru
Create VM as a user (windows)EnablerdpCreate userCreate port forward to RDP on windowsLoad balancer ruleFirewall ruleLog in.
Setting the Scene
What is ‘The Cloud’
Who uses Clouds
Why use Clouds
What is The Cloud?
(No, it’s not ‘Just like DropBox’)
Who Uses Clouds?
Public clouds (SPs/MSPs)
General public can create or log into instances themselves
Private Clouds (Enterprises)
Anyone who wants to be able to orchestrate their environment
Why Use Clouds?
On-demand self-service (simplicity)
What is CloudStack
CloudStack is a hypervisor agnostic open source IaaS
CloudStack orchestrates hypervisors and network appliances
to give control simple to complex tasks