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Typical deliverable for software deploying on OpenStack

asked 2013-06-05 05:47:27 -0500

carmanyuk gravatar image

updated 2013-06-05 05:51:37 -0500

I understand that OpenStack is to provide IaaS. I can find lots of user stories how people deploying their services in cloud running OpenStack.

But now I am planning to develop a software which will be running on any customers which already has (private) cloud running OpenStack. And I can't find there is similar user stories. I would like ask, what is the typical deliverable for people who develop a software which will be deploying on OpenStack?

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answered 2013-06-05 09:24:09 -0500

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OpenStack really only covers the infrastructure part, there's no official OpenStack project for deploying software on top of OpenStack. The closest thing is the Heat project, which does orchestration.

You could put a Platform-as-a-Service on top of OpenStack, like OpenShift or Cloud Foundry. Or you could deploy directly on it using tools like Fabric or Capistrano.

Personally, I use Ansible for deploying applications on top of OpenStack, although it positions itself as a configuration management tool like Puppet and Chef (and you could use those as well).

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Thanks for you info about how to deploy application on OpenStack.

But how about the deliverable? Say, when my application is ready, what is the typical deliverable? VM Image and later with patches? Software installer?

carmanyuk gravatar imagecarmanyuk ( 2013-06-06 20:51:09 -0500 )edit

We typically deploy directly from a git repository using Ansible scripts onto running virtual machine instances, so we don't generate any additional deliverable artifacts like a VM image or an RPM/APT package. I suspect this varies significantly by organization.

lorin gravatar imagelorin ( 2013-06-11 11:35:23 -0500 )edit

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