About this Book

The primary topic of this book is deploying enterprise private clouds using OpenStack. In this context, I discuss private clouds as pools of infrastructure resources, or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), that are owned and managed by the organizations they serve. In contrast, public cloud IaaS resources are owned and operated by third-party service providers.

Financially, one can think of private clouds as primarily a capital expense, whereas public clouds are typically operational ones. The distinction is easy to understand, given that in private cloud deployments, organizations typically purchase or lease a fixed infrastructure for the duration of its serviceable life, regardless of actual usage. In public cloud deployments, ...

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