OpenStack, an open-source private cloud solution, can be tremendously useful for enterprise applications. However, deploying and managing OpenStack clouds and their underlying infrastructure requires a great deal of effort. Enterprise management software helps deploy, manage, monitor, and health-check OpenStack clouds, turning the complex cloud solution into one that is easy to use and maintain.
OpenStack is a free, open-source software platform for private clouds, usually used to deliver infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Consisting of interrelated projects that control pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, OpenStack lets users manage their cloud through a web-based dashboard…show more content… It also allows for more customized environments.
OpenStack has established a foothold in the cloud market, and its popularity has a variety of positive follow-on effects. For example, the large user community provides a comprehensive feedback loop used to improve the product, while the substantial developer network contributes code to the open source project. In addition, proprietary vendors have invested a great deal of money and time into improving OpenStack and delivering customized solutions. As a result, OpenStack is extremely well-supported and is unrivaled by any other open-source cloud software.
OpenStack has also found widespread use in many applications, and its flexibility has made it particularly useful for research and development applications. Even in high performance computing, where OpenStack was initially passed over due to its impact on performance, new applications that make use of well-managed OpenStack clouds are starting to…show more content… This can make troubleshooting difficult. For example, if something is running more slowly than expected, it can be difficult to determine why, especially if the issues result from the complex interactions of the different components, or from a layer other than OpenStack itself. It is important to emphasize that with most approaches, OpenStack is only capable of managing itself. Troubleshooting the underlying hardware and software takes more work – or a more sophisticated management