How can I connect my private Openstack to a public cloud such as Amazon?

asked 2014-03-05 16:41:04 -0600

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I have a private openstack installed on my cluster working just fine. I am wondering to connect this private cloud to a public cloud such as Amazon, Azure or Rackspace to make it a hybrid cloud. My purpose is to provide elasticity for my resources so that if I am running out of resources in my cluster, new requests for launching VMs would be automatically forwarded to a public cloud and this process remains transparent for the user.

Is it currently possible? Is there any middle-ware that can handle this stuff?

I was wondering that since Rackspace is also using Openstack, it might be easier for my private cloud to connect. Is this true? or technically my hybrid cloud can be connected to any type of cloud infrastructure?

I'm using Havana on CentOS.

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Hi , did you get some information of how you can do that or what you can use to make this happening because I have the same issue , and I want some hints on how can make this work !! thank y

raniaadouni gravatar imageraniaadouni ( 2018-07-27 09:06:30 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-03-05 17:17:41 -0600

There are a few companies and open source projects out there that are building a layer above the cloud platforms that can what you are asking for. List in no order just off the top of my head ... they each have a different approach but under the cover they all must do the samething ... be able to provide the ability to spawn and manage a VM life cycle within different cloud platforms but have a single interface.

- Rightscale
- Scalr
- Pivitol Cloud Foundary
- Cloudify (which uses chef)
- I am sure I missed some one ....

Some companies use technologies such as chef and puppet as well to deploy app stacks, and can also target particular cloud platforms. So you can build you own and many people do.

One open source example are Asgard and Aurora .. Netflix wrote a dashboard for AWS called Ashgard, Paypal took it and ported it to OpenStack, both projects are open source and my understanding from actually talking to Paypal is that it was a fairly straight forward process to convert the code over.

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