© Andrey Markelov 2016

Andrey Markelov, Certified OpenStack Administrator Study Guide , 10.1007/978-1-4842-2125-9_1

1. Getting to Know OpenStack

Andrey Markelov

(1)Stockholm, Sweden

Before we delve into a discussion of OpenStack, let’s determine what we mean when we refer to cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) definition is considered the established definition in the industry:

Cloud computing is a model of providing widely accessible and convenient access via the network to the common set of adjustable computational resources on demand (such as networks, servers, data storages, applications and services). These resourses can be promptly allocated and released with minimum customer efforts spent for management ...

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