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OpenStack Definition

OpenStack is a range of software tools for creating and administering cloud computing platforms for private and public clouds. OpenStack is believed to be the future of cloud computing by a host of software development companies. The OpenStack foundation has been running OpenStack; the foundation is a non-profit that takes care of the development and community growth around the OpenStack project.

OpenStack enables its users to deploy virtual machines and other instances that engage varied tasks for managing the cloud environment while it’s in progress. Horizontal scaling is considered to be an easy process in OpenStack, because the tasks benefitting from running concurrently can serve more or fewer users while in progress with complete ease, simply by spinning up more instances.

The most astonishing of all is the fact that it is open source, meaning that anybody and anyone who wishes to can access the source code and make the necessary modifications according to their understanding and without any trouble share the changes back out to the software development community at large. This also is an eye opener to the community that, the software has the advantage of millions of developers worldwide working together in unison to create and develop the most powerful and secure cloud computing product that they wish to see.

The cloud computing industry has made three divisions about running different items “as a service”, software, platforms, and infrastructure being the three. OpenStack is recognized as IaaS. The capability of OpenStack to let its users, to directly add a new instance, upon which other cloud components can run, makes it an infrastructure as a service model. Generally, after which, the infrastructure runs a “platform” using which a developer can create software based applications that are finally distributed to the end users.




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