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Webinar on 18th February 2016 - 15:00 CET

Introduction to
Giuseppe Cossu
Cloud Engineer
I am Giuseppe Cossu
I am an enthusiastic OpenStack user.
I work at Create-Net as Cloud Engineer;
I am mainly involved on Cloud Computing
and Network Virtualization.


■ Introduction to Cloud Computing

Deployment and service models
In which scenario OpenStack can be used?
■ OpenStack and the open source community
A brief history
The OpenStack Ecosystem
■ OpenStack Architecture
Overview of the main OpenStack Projects
Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Glance, Cinder and Swift

■ Live Demo
Introduction to
Cloud Computing
"Cloud Computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous,
convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of
configurable computing resources that can be rapidly
provisioned and released with minimal management effort
or service provider interaction." NIST Definition
Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing

■ On-demand self-service
a consumer can unilaterally provision computing capabilities
■ Broad network access
capabilities are available over the network and accessed through standard
■ Resource pooling
the provider’s computing resources are pooled to serve multiple consumers
using a multi-tenant mode
■ Rapid elasticity or expansion
capabilities can be elastically provisioned and released
■ Measured service
cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use by leveraging a
metering capability
Service Models
Deployment Models

■ Public cloud
The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public
■ Private cloud
The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single

■ Community cloud
The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for
exclusive use by a specific community of
consumers from organizations that have
shared concerns
■ Hybrid cloud
The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two
or more distinct cloud infrastructures
(private, community, or public)
In which scenario OpenStack can be used?
Public Clouds Hosted Private Clouds
OpenStack and the open-
source community
In July 2010 Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched
an open-source cloud-software initiative known as
OpenStack History

■ The OpenStack mission:

“produce the ubiquitous Open Source Cloud Computing platform that will meet the needs of
public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively
■ The OpenStack Foundation
launched in September 2012 as a non-profit corporate entity providing shared resources to
promote OpenStack software and the community around it
■ More than 500 companies have joined the project!
Google Trends: open source cloud platforms
The Four Opens

■ Open Source
Apache License 2.0
■ Open Design
Every six months the development community holds a design summit to gather
requirements and write specifications for the upcoming release
Open to the public, include users, developers, and upstream projects
■ Open Development
Publicly available source code repository through the entire development
Public code reviews and roadmaps
■ Open Community
All processes are documented, open and transparent
All project meetings are held in public IRC channels and recorded
Contribution by companies

All Releases Liberty Release
OpenStack Releases

OpenStack is developed and released around 6-month cycles
What is OpenStack?
“OpenStack is an open source software for building
private and public clouds which delivers a massively
scalable cloud operating system.”
OpenStack Software Diagram

● OpenStack controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources

● It is all managed through a dashboard called Horizon, that gives administrators control
while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
OpenStack Logical Architecture
Core OpenStack Services
Additional Services

■ The Evolution of OpenStack continues with new projects:

Orchestration (Heat)
Telemetry (Ceilometer)
Database (Trove)
Elastic Map Reduce (Sahara)
Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic)
Multiple Tenant Cloud Messaging (Zaqar)
Shared File System Service (Manila)
DNSaaS (Designate)
Security API (Barbican)

Live Demo

■ Live Demo using the

OpenStack Dashboard
graphical interface to access,
provision and automate cloud-
based resources
OpenStack Bootcamp
In partnership with Mirantis
CREATE-NET, the only Italian partner of Mirantis, offers two different levels of courses:
OpenStack Fundamentals
OpenStack Fundamentals is a single-day, fast-paced introduction to OpenStack basics and is intended for OpenStack end-users such as:
- project managers,
- IT professionals, business developers,
- or sales engineers
who require cloud platform operational skills and a high level understanding of cloud computing internals, using OpenStack.

OpenStack Bootcamp I
This three day course is for
- IT operations,
- Network Admins,
- Security or Storage architects
responsible for design, and/or indirect support and operation of an OpenStack installation.
The course provides participants with a detailed understanding of steps necessary to operate an OpenStack environment.
The lecture covers architecture, best practices, provisioning workflow, component interaction, and is the best preparation for the
real-world challenges faced by OpenStack experts.
OpenStack Consulting
CREATE-NET offers consulting for IaaS and PaaS Cloud solutions.

Our offer is based on the analysis and definition of OpenStack cloud-based architectures.
We analyze the needs of our customers to help them define the solution best suited to their needs.
Through our experienced team we are able to create or extend IaaS platforms based on OpenStack which
• High Availability (HA);
• Multi-Hypervisor;
• Support for containers (Docker/Kubernetes);
• Object Storage and Block Storage based on Ceph;
• Advanced Networking functionalities.

We also offer: We are also active in the consultancy on the design,

• automation tools for infrastructure deployment development and deployment of cloud-aware
• customized solutions via PoC software applications
• integration of vendor-specific solutions in the OpenStack
platform (via plugins , drivers , etc.)
• training and knowledge transfer
For more info, contact us!

■ OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide

■ OpenStack Training Guides
■ Mirantis Reference Architectures
■ The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
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