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Why Containers + OpenStack = The Best Way To Manage Applications

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Containers plus OpenStack means that cloud providers are now able to innovate and enable enterprises to build and thrive through the use of applications.

Let's talk containers plus OpenStack. It goes without saying that users are looking for applications that offer agility, flexibility and the opportunity to implement automation wherever possible. In this, OpenStack has situated itself as the go-to deployment environment for containerized applications. Meaning that cloud providers are now able to innovate and enable businesses and enterprises to build, deliver and thrive through the use of high-quality applications. With 57% of enterprises stating that they are already using or planning to implement containers on OpenStack, nearly more than half of enterprises will be taking advantage of the benefits of containerized applications.

Whether your enterprise is leaning towards a public or private cloud model for application development, today we are going to break down why containers plus OpenStack is the best way to manage applications. Curious to learn more? Keep reading.

Why Containers Plus OpenStack?

When you use containers plus OpenStack to manage applications you have the opportunity to leverage the best of both worlds. Users are able to develop and deliver better applications in less time. It's important to keep in mind though that containers are not a technology that can stand on its own, a container needs additional technological infrastructure to build, deploy, manage and maintain applications and infrastructure services. This is where OpenStack comes in to make a powerful impact on containers and cloud computing as a whole.

Public Versus Private Cloud: The Big Debate

In some cases, businesses can benefit from using an OpenStack powered private cloud. With an on-premise private cloud solution, it becomes possible to optimize both hardware and software-based environments. Moreover, improved performance is expected thanks to the ability to keep resources on-premise. Businesses can find greater flexibility thanks to the ability to grow their cloud-based on their own schedule.

An on-premise private cloud solution may not be the most practical solution for every business though. A public cloud solution may work better for projects that have a shorter lifespan since an on-premise or hosted private cloud does require larger upfront investments. An OpenStack powered private cloud also works for projects that need to implement their cloud solution quickly and efficiently, while still remaining cost-effective.

Now this brings us to why containers plus OpenStack is the best way to manage your applications. We all know that Kubernetes is an application tool, while OpenStack is an infrastructure tool. Furthermore, OpenStack is also an application. Kubernetes helps to make OpenStack easier to run and manage various services. This could be anything from key operations such as availability, upgrades and more. OpenStack is also able to launch and run self-service Kubernetes clusters for both end-users and their applications. Therefore, OpenStack is simplified with containers no matter what cloud model you have in place.

Get Ready For Containers Plus OpenStack

It's evident that containers plus OpenStack are able to provide businesses with a sustainable of managing their applications within a private or public cloud model. Moreover, thanks to the role of containers within OpenStack, future releases will only continue to enrich the open-source communities.

Thinking about adopting a private or public solution alongside a container orchestration engine? Trust the experts at VEXXHOST to guide you through the implementation of your cloud solution. We've been using and contributing to OpenStack since 2011, therefore it's safe to say we know OpenStack inside and out. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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