Open Source Cloud Computing Platforms


In the next blog posts, I will describe some major Open Source Cloud Computing platforms. I will cover the 4 major platforms, including: OpenStack Eucalyptus OpenNebula CloudStack This series will run alongside the self service IT series. By the end of the series, I will compare these 4 platforms with the self service attributes I will evaluate during the series. So keep on reading all of them šŸ™‚  

Automation in Datacenters for Cloud Computing


When we talk about Cloud Computing, we also talk about Automation in Datacenters. Cloud Computing transforms Datacenters to a way where we see much more Automation than we saw before. There is significant transformation going on and more and more Projects that enable that are launched nowadays. Famous Automation Platforms are Eucalyptus and OpenStack in the Open Source area. Microsoft and vmWare also offer some Automation Tools for the Cloud. But what are the concepts for Cloud Automation? Let us first look at the illustration below to find out how automation in Datacenters work. As shown in the illustration above, there are several steps involved. First, we add a new physical Server. This usually happens when a new Rack or Container is deployed to a Datacenter. The new physical Server is started and a Maintenance OS is started. This is usually a lightweight Version of Windows Server or Linux. TheĀ Maintenance OS is the basis for virtualisation. TheĀ Maintenance OS now connects

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