OpenStack cloud computing platform for infrastructure as a service has started its implementation phase in real world business scenarios. Rackspace cloud hosting company who is also the major stakeholder of this project has already implemented it into their cloud services. Another cloud hosting service provider based in Canada “VEXXHOST” has also followed the Rackspace footprints. This trend is expected to increase very rapidly very soon.
OpenStack software was first build by the integration of two different software modules of both NASA and Rackspace. These two components were Nebula of NASA and Cloud File codes of Rackspace. Both these codes were integrated to form two important components of OpenStack platform. Other components have also been developed. There are three major components of OpenStack Software that are available in this open source platform. These components are described here in detail as given below. Continue reading “The Components of OpenStack”