Using openstack as an abstract layer

asked 2015-10-30 09:02:21 -0500

venturozzaccio gravatar image

Hi!

I am learning with tutorials the possibilities of Openstack but I can't figure out if it could work for my case .

I want to use Openstack as another layer on top of the most popular cloud system like vsphere, xenserver or kdm to use Openstack api from an external program and hence use my policy about creating and moving instances. I am trying to do this because the company where I am going to install my software had already their cloud solution in use.

Is this viable with openstack?

Thanks

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answered 2015-10-31 01:15:58 -0500

another layer on top of the most popular cloud system like vsphere, xenserver or kdm

Strictly speaking they are not cloud systems but virtualization solutions, but yes, OpenStack provides an abstraction of a datacenter, including servers.

hence use my policy about creating and moving instances

What do you mean by that? Why can't you use your policy with "naked" vsphere, xenserver, KDM?

the company where I am going to install my software had already their cloud solution in use

In this case I am bit puzzled as to how you are going to add OpenStack to the picture.

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I want to distribute my software to customers who already have their datacenter with a virtualization tecnology, I was wondering if is possible to configure a custom deployment (or one for each mayor VT brand) that integrates Openstack and exposes to my software the API so I have to write just once

venturozzaccio gravatar imageventurozzaccio ( 2015-10-31 10:51:17 -0500 )edit

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