Over the years, we have published a lot of content on OpenStack-related topics. This omnibus aims to bring you all of those valuable, informational content together so that you can access it all from a one-stop solution. Each section is linked to a detailed blog where you can find more information about the said topic. Here’s what you need to know about OpenStack. Let’s start with the basics. 

What is OpenStack?

In simple terms, OpenStack is an open source platform that uses merged virtual resources to build, scale and manage private and public clouds. OpenStack began as an open source cloud initiative by NASA and Rackspace Hosting in 2010. Taking advantage of OpenStack’s architecture can help deploy your organization’s cloud quickly and efficiently.

The platform is composed of projects which act as tools that run cloud-computing services such as networking, storage, and image services. You can bundle these projects to achieve the desired result, your way.

The Four Opens of OpenStack

The vibrant OpenStack community follows The Four Opens, which are a set of fundamental guidelines that are in place to ensure that users receive all the benefits associated with open source software. They are:

  • Open Source
  • Open Community
  • Open Development
  • Open Design

Open Infrastructure Foundation

Open Infrastructure Foundation is an entity supporting open source development in IT infrastructure globally. For almost a decade, the governing body of OpenStack and related projects was the OpenStack Foundation. Recently, at the Open Infrastructure Summit 2020, the foundation announced that it has evolved into the Open Infrastructure Foundation.

The OpenStack Private Cloud Choice

If you’re looking for a secure, reliable and cost-effective way to utilize open source technology, then an OpenStack powered private cloud may be exactly what you’re looking for. Here are four reasons why an OpenStack private cloud is here to save the day for many businesses:

  • Cost savings
  • Availability
  • Compliance
  • Adaptability

OpenStack for Businesses

There are many benefits for all businesses or organizations that adopt an OpenStack cloud. OpenStack allows you to create a scalable cloud that can enable you to think big, start small, and grow fast. OpenStack is also appealing because it offers both public and private cloud solutions for organizations starting out to well-established businesses.

Another bonus of OpenStack for small businesses is that there are no vendor lock-ins. Meaning that you can migrate between a public and private cloud, or expand into a multi-cloud ecosystem with ease.

Industries Using OpenStack

Public and private cloud environments allow all industries to benefit from the dependability, agility, and scalability of OpenStack. Whether you’re thinking of starting your own FinTech enterprise or want to get more information out, OpenStack has you covered. Here are some major industries that have shown wide OpenStack adoption.

  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Telecom
  • Transportation

Finding an OpenStack Provider

When making the decision to implement OpenStack you want to be sure that you’re making the right decisions. You want a provider that is OpenStack certified and that will support your unique needs during deployment and beyond. The certification means that their cloud service contains OpenStack software that has been validated through testing to provide API compatibility for OpenStack core services. 

We at VEXXHOST are OpenStack certified. Furthermore, we contribute to and use OpenStack for our clouds since OpenStack’s second release, Bexar, in 2011, over ten years now. 

VEXXHOST Cloud Solutions

Are you looking for an OpenStack provider that will give you highly scalable cloud solutions? VEXXHOST gives you enterprise-grade infrastructure solutions through our OpenStack powered public cloudprivate cloud, and other solutions.

Speaking of private clouds, you can now run on a fully agile and customized cloud from VEXXHOST, with no licensing fees and smooth 2-week migration. In fact, we’re ready to put our money where our mouth is. We’re so confident in being able to save you at least 20% or more on your current cloud infrastructure expenditure that if proven wrong- we’ll give you $1,000 credit to our public cloud.   

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