OpenStack is one of the most active open source projects in the world. It is an essential component of private cloud infrastructure for countless businesses, and over the last few years, it has evolved to become the de-facto standard for implementing cloud computing platforms. Yet despite its popularity, many organisations still struggle with their OpenStack implementations.
Implementing any cloud infrastructure entails several challenges. These stem from the fact that the cloud is a complex environment that touches all the layers of the stack, from hardware through networking to automation frameworks. Lack of resources, knowledge, experience, or tools can all stand in the way of a successful OpenStack deployment — but businesses can overcome these challenges by following a proven adoption process.
This whitepaper outlines the typical challenges with OpenStack, it explores each of the four phases of OpenStack adoption, and describe how Canonical’s tools and services can be used to optimise the process. By downloading the guide you will learn about:
- OpenStack deployment challenges:
- The learning curve
- Lack of expertise
- Ineffective tooling
- Ongoing operations
- OpenStack adoption process: analyse, design, build, validate
- How to bootstrap a production-grade cloud with OpenStack’s Project Sunbeam
- The option for organisations to manage their OpenStack operations themselves, or have Canonical deliver fully managed OpenStack as a service