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OpenStack for Architects by Ben Silverman, Michael Solberg

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Your first OpenStack deployment

In our experience, almost all organizations approach OpenStack with the following three steps:

  1. An individual, usually a Linux or Cloud Architect, installs OpenStack on a single machine to verify that the software can be deployed without too much effort.
  2. The Architect enlists the help of other team members, typically Network and Storage Architects or Engineers to deploy a multiple-node installation. This will leverage some kind of shared ephemeral or block storage.
  3. A team of Architects or Engineers craft the first deployment of OpenStack which is customized for the organization's use cases or environmental concerns. Professional services from a company such as Red Hat, Mirantis, HP, IBM, Canonical or Rackspace are often ...

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