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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Ubuntu Cloud and OpenStack

OpenStack is an Apache-licensed cloud computing platform. It was founded as a collaboration between NASA and Rackspace. After less than a year, it boasts a worldwide community of developers. Adoption has been swift, and already many large corporations, universities, and institutions are using OpenStack for cloud computing.

OpenStack uses a set of APIs for its services that are compatible with the Amazon EC2/S3 APIs. Client tools written for those can also be used with OpenStack. OpenStack has three main service families: Compute Infrastructure, Storage Infrastructure, and Imaging Service, each described ...

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