How do I start with OpenStack?!
OpenStack started out as an open source project by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. It was designed to enable any organization to run cloud services on standard hardware. IT industry companies like AMD, Intel, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, Yahoo and a bunch of others have joined the project. OpenStack is a suite of interrelated software packages that control processing, storage and networking resources throughout a datacenter. Administrators can manage these resources through a web accessible dashboard, and users can provision resources themselves. All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project.
What are the benefits of OpenStack?
OpenStack is for enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions that want to build public or private clouds. Any organisation that needs cloud services to be run on existing or standard hardware, without being dependent on a specific service provider. It's based on open standards. As an end user, OpenStack provides easy migration, cloud-bursting, better security audits, and a large ecosystem of compatible tools and services that work across cloud providers.
OpenStack is hypervisor agnostic, meaning it supports most current hypervisors: Xen, KVM, Qemu, LXC, ESXi, Hyper-V and bare metal. Here's a matrix of all supported hypervisors.
For many customers, fear of vendor lock-in prevents them from considering cloud options. OpenStack is truly open source. You can dive into the code and make adjustments as much as you want... or you can let us do it. We have years of experience with infrastructure. We can help you set up a Proof of Concept. Contact us for more information, we're happy to help.
Through our years of experience we can enroll OpenStack in every Benelux company. Kangaroot is also proud organiser of the Meet-Up OpenStack user group to push and promote OpenStack to the local market.
OpenStack: Why? How?
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