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Leveraging OpenStack and Containers: A Comprehensive Review

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Run containers on bare metal or virtual machines with full enterprise storage and networking support

OpenStack is composable, open infrastructure that provides API-driven access to compute, storage and networking resources. The flexible platform allows you to deploy bare metal, virtual machines and container resources—all on a single network.

OpenStack supports the largest number of enterprise storage and networking systems today, and running Kubernetes with OpenStack allows you to seamless integrate containers into your environment.

While OpenStack is widely known as a private cloud platform, you can access the same open infrastructure immediately from dozens of public cloud providers around the world. Whether you want to run containerized applications on bare metal or VMs, OpenStack let’s you run containers the best way for your business.

OpenStack is very stable with the recent releases and I have no complaints for running cloud native applications and containers in my private cloud.
AsvinChandar Selvaraj
Senior Manager of Converged Infrastructure, FICO

Why are OpenStack users adopting containers 3x faster than the overall market?

Supports multiple orchestration tools including Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesos

Enables you to run containers in virtual machines or directly on bare metal

No silos in your data center: Integrates containers with important enterprise systems


What containers & Platform-as-a-Service tools are OpenStack users deploying?

Learn more about combining OpenStack and Kubernetes

Kubernetes - 7 lessons learned from 7 data centers in 7 months

Kubernetes - 7 lessons learned from 7 data centers in 7 months

Running IPv6-enabled Containers in the cloud

Running IPv6-enabled Containers in the cloud

Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters in a Multicloud World

Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters in a Multicloud World

Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters in a Multicloud World

Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters in a Multicloud World

Container use-cases and developments at the CERN cloud

Container use-cases and developments at the CERN cloud

OpenStack services support containers

OpenStack services are comprised of different composable projects that deliver programmable infrastructure. You can combine the services in different ways based on your use case, but there are some common patterns. When it comes to running containerized applications on OpenStack, it depends whether you want to run containers on bare metal, in virtual machines, or both.

There are a few OpenStack projects that may be of interest:

Networking
Neutron and Kuryr provide advanced network functions to libnetwork and CNI-based containers
Storage
Cinder block storage supports dozens of open source and enterprise storage systems, bringing the technology already in your datacenter to containers
Compute
Nova provides true cloud compute functionality on top of all major virtualization platforms while Ironic provides automatic access and provisioning of bare metal servers
Identity
Keystone integrates with existing authentication systems to provide multi-tenant identity management to cloud services
Container provisioning
Magnum service allows self-service provisioning of container orchestration engines like Kubernetes, Swarm and Mesos on top of virtual machines or bare metal
Deployment
Kolla and OpenStack-helm allow you to containerize the OpenStack control plane to ease deployment and management

Learn more in the OpenStack Project Navigator: www.openstack.org/software/project-navigator

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