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OpenStack brings cloud at the press of a button

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HPC Blog Eddy Shvartsman, self-described head nerd of the IBM OpenStack Toolkit for OpenPOWER, outlined the newest version of the toolkit at the recent OpenPOWER European Summit in Barcelona.

He characterised it as a one-button cloud configuration that includes hardware, management software stack and operations management software.

According to Shvartsman all of the componentry is completely built with open-source software; better still, it is freely distributed and available at github.com.

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The toolkit includes all of the OpenStack private cloud features, including compute, image, identity, block storage, orchestration, networking and the Horizon dashboard. It also uses the OpenStack-Ansible project, which provides for scalability while being simple to operate.

Check out the video for Eddy’s full presentation and much more cloudy detail. ®

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