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OpenStack in the Clouds

Posted on November 1, 2018

Open source culture has now become the backbone for many projects in the industry. With the number of open source users increasing which includes multinational companies, even government organizations we can be sure that getting a free software, or the price is not just the factor people are considering.  There are many companies that contribute to the open source community.

What is OpenStack ?

OpenStack, a joint project of  Rackspace Hosting and NASA founded in 2010 is a widely deployed open source platform for cloud computing services. It is now managed by the OpenStack Foundation which is a non-profiting organization established in 2012 aims to promote the growth of OpenStack and the community. The organization comprises of 83,767 community members across 189 countries backed by tech giants like IBM, Cisco, Dell, Red Hat are making their inputs towards its growth.

OpenStack is a set of open source tools or components used to build and manage both private and public clouds. These components also known as projects helps in handling major cloud functionalities like computing, storage, networking, security and so on. Virtualization is believed to solve the physical limits of the servers. So different hypervisors distribute performances to these virtual servers. OpenStack is a platform for facilitating cloud computing and by deploying these virtual resources abstracting them into a shared pool to draw instances from it, with the help of  OpenStack API. Because of its scalable feature instance can be created at the drop of a hat helps in deploying various projects.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Red Hat an American global software company is a widely known name in the open source industry for its open source products to the enterprise community. Red Hat also markets a version OpenStack which helps in sustaining your enterprise.  OpenStack is growing so fast with the number of vendors and applications increasing day by day, the user can get a bit confused when it comes to selecting the right options for building the cloud. That’s where Red Hat comes in. The Red Hat OpenStack Platform is designed to help the user get the maximum potential of the open source cloud infrastructure with expert help. This reliable and efficient platform can help you plan, build, deploy and manage the right cloud solution that meets your growing business demands. This OpenStack version is stabilized in such a way that it gives you complete control over your cloud platform while staying true to its open source roots. Built on Linux, the Red Hat OpenStack platform 13 is the current version.

The tech giant IBM who is also a keen supporter of open source technology just recently announced the acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion. The significance of this historic deal is huge and the impacts will be revolutionizing. This will change the portfolio of IBM in the cloud sector as well add a whole new mileage for Red Hat. IBM who has been overshadowed in the cloud landscape by AWS and Microsoft Azure will change the cloud game with public, private and hybrid cloud systems. One can say that this deal might have been a forced product of the cloud wars. The ultimate goal for IBM by this acquisition is to reach the number one spot in the hybrid cloud industry. For someone who has been dealing with revenue decline over the past few years, IBM certainly made a bold move with this merging.


The average salary of an OpenStack Cloud engineer is much greater compared to an ordinary Cloud engineer.

Because of the complexities and relevant knowledge needed in setting up this platform, trained IT staff are required in many organizations which helps in creating more job opportunities. The job market for OpenStack developers and cloud engineers is booming, so what’s better than the present time to build your skills on this platform. We know that technology thrives and flourishes in the open. Some may think that the OpenStack may be the future of cloud computing because of the huge support it receives from some of the biggest software companies and a large number of community members. And most importantly because of the open source nature of this cloud infrastructure, it will benefit our lives in many ways than you know.

How to learn OpenStack ?

ipsr solutions limited – World’s leading training partner of Red Hat, provides these training modules from Red Hat in OpenStack for people looking for courses in Cloud OpenStack.

Red Hat OpenStack Administration I  Core Operations : CL110

Cloud Operators is designed for system administrators who are intending to implement a cloud computing environment using OpenStack. This course will teach to configure, use, and maintain Red Hat® OpenStack Platform. This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0.

Red Hat OpenStack Administration II – CL210 :

This course teaches system administrators how to implement a cloud-computing environment using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, including installation, configuration, and maintenance. This course is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.

Red Hat OpenStack Administration III: Networking & Foundations of NFV – CL310 :

This course teaches network engineers, network operators, cloud operators, and cloud administrators how to manage and tune Red Hat OpenStack Platform for network performance.

This course is based on Red Hat OpenStack version 10.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4.

All these course modules are available in both Online and Classroom Training mode of training in IPSR.

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