OpenStack: Design and Implement Cloud Infrastructure

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  • Launch a mini cloud with the installation of OpenStack
  • Review the components of OpenStack networking and take a look at how they work together to coordinate network operations
  • Explore storage services and horizontal scaling to support the expected load of a cloud platform
  • Be comfortable working on any cloud service provider, be it AWS, Rackspace, and so on
  • Integrate OpenStack with your organization's identity management, provisioning, and billing systems
  • Automate tasks via the OpenStack Python REST API
  • Resolve issues in your application by troubleshooting
  • Use enterprise security guidelines for your OpenStack deployment

OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform that is rapidly gaining popularity in enterprise data centers. It is one of the most used cloud infrastructures to support software development and big data analytics.

This Integrated Course will get you started with OpenStack, showing you how to build and operate a virtual computing environment and deploy OpenStack to build a private cloud.

Starting off with the fundamentals, we'll gently build on them and move towards advanced topics. Through this course, you'll acquire all the skills you need to manage a cloud platform using OpenStack. We'll not only demystify the cloud, but you'll also take a big leap from being a cloud user to being able to build your own cloud.

You'll develop your skills in OpenStack development by learning how to automate tasks. Work on any vendor's OpenStack or be vendor-neutral and work on any cloud platform. You will learn to integrate OpenStack with your organization's identity management, provisioning, and billing systems. Then, you will move on to use enterprise security guidelines for your OpenStack deployment.

We will conclude by covering techniques to scale, monitor, and troubleshoot issues that might come up on this journey.

By the end of this course, you will be able to build your own custom cloud with OpenStack.

Style and Approach

This engaging course is full of real-world examples and is focused on giving you training in the production environment. All of the concepts feature illustrations, diagrams, tips, cartoons, and practical examples.

This course is a blend of text, videos, code examples, and assessments, which together makes your learning journey all the more exciting and truly rewarding. It includes sections that form a sequential flow of concepts covering a focused learning path presented in a modular manner. This helps you learn a range of topics at your own speed and also move towards your goal of learning the technology.

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  • Get an introduction to the core concepts in easy-to-digest segments
  • Master the dreaded subject of OpenStack networking
  • Focus on fulfilling today's business needs through real-world examples of OpenStack
  • Explore the various design choices available for cloud architects within an OpenStack deployment
Course Length 6 hours
ISBN 9781788290746
Date Of Publication 30 May 2017


Ben Silverman

Ben Silverman, the Chief Cloud Officer for the service provider/Telco team at OnX. Previously, Ben has worked as a Sr. system architect for Mirantis and as the lead architect for American Express's first OpenStack cloud. He is also responsible for the OpenStack Architecture Guide online and leads the Phoenix OpenStack User's group. He holds a degree in English communications and a master's degree in information management from Arizona State University.

He has also been a technical reviewer of the book, Learning OpenStack, by Packt Publishing.

Michael Solberg

Michael Solberg, as a chief architect, is responsible for helping Red Hat customers achieve their key business transformation initiatives through open source architectures and technologies. His previous experience includes building a web hosting infrastructure, helping enterprises migrate to Linux, and designing new Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms. He is an avid supporter of the OpenStack project and a regular speaker at industry events.

Venu Murthy

Venu Murthy has been fortunate to ride the cloud for more than half a decade now with a total of 13 years of rich experience in the field of IT, playing various roles from Systems Engineer to Developer. His invitation to the cloud journey began with the migration of the legacy on-premise systems to the cloud. Venu’s adventures lead to innovating the first “Cloud Bursting” driver for the “Linux of the Cloud,” OpenStack, which was funded by ThoughtWorks. It was open sourced a few months ago and is recognised by companies such as Rackspace and IBM.