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New OpenStack book available for architects

Stephen_Spector on ‎05-01-2014 02:11 PM


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Two HP Cloud experts contributed on a recently released book, “OpenStack Cloud Computing: Architecture Guide”. Both Jan De Clercq and Franz Novak contributed to the book authored by John Rhoton

Book Description

“The OpenStack Cloud Computing: Architecture Guide” is not a tutorial on using OpenStack. It is an introduction to building a cloud based on OpenStack technologies. 


OpenStack includes a large set of modular and extensible components with broad industry support. Enterprises and service providers alike can use these programs and services to improve the efficiency, agility, security, quality and usability of their data center operations. 


These benefits are not free—someone will have the responsibility to evaluate, design and implement the technology. They will need to select the services they require, choose from the myriad of configuration options and incorporate the necessary plugins.


The architects must ensure that they not only cover the basic functions, such as compute, storage and networking, but also integrate them into the existing infrastructure and address key topics like administration, billing, confidentiality, availability and scalability. 


This book introduces the reader to some of the primary challenges and suggests how to address them in an environment based on OpenStack.


NOTE: The description and link to the book are from however there is not money or other promotion involved via that link


About the Author


Stephen Spector is a HPE Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow Stephen at @SpectorID

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