Master the OpenStack platform to develop robust scalable applications
Developers are flocking to OpenStack as a free, reliable, fast, and easy platform for developing scalable cloud applications without concern for underlying hardware. Compatible with Amazon Web Services, VMWare, and similar technologies, OpenStack allows developers greater flexibility without compromising performance or security. This guide is a professional–level roadmap to robust OpenStack development, providing detailed instruction on building, deploying, networking, and protecting a large application. Geared toward real–world professional training, the complete build–along example provides a true hands–on learning experience and the opportunity to delve deep into the technologies used at each stage of the development process.
OpenStack Cloud Application Development:
- Explains the use of OpenStack service primitives including compute, storage, networking, and orchestration in building and deploying cloud applications
- Describes the OpenStack Ecosystem and drills down into the deep mechanics of networking
- Details the current Best Practices in the deployment of Virtualized Network Functions for Enterprises, along with expert tips and tricks
- Builds an example application on top of OpenStack to show the benefits of enterprise–level IaaS at a professional pace
- Provides expert instruction on OpenStack security and protection against data loss
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real–world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
PART I: OPENSTACK OVERVIEW
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING OPENSTACK 3
What Is Cloud Computing? 3
Why Should I Care? 6
Understanding the Architecture 13
CHAPTER 2: UNDERSTANDING THE OPENSTACK ECOSYSTEM: CORE PROJECTS 19
Bringing It All Together 45
CHAPTER 3: UNDERSTANDING THE OPENSTACK ECOSYSTEM: ADDITIONAL PROJECTS 49
OpenStack Heat 50
OpenStack Database as a Service: Trove 54
Designate: DNS as a Service 62
Murano: Application as a Service 70
Ceilometer: Telemetry as a Service 75
PART II: DEVELOPING AND DEPLOYING APPLICATIONS WITH OPENSTACK
CHAPTER 4: APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 79
Converting a Legacy App to an OpenStack App 79
Building Apps from Scratch 83
OpenStack App Description and Deployment Strategies 87
CHAPTER 5: IMPROVING ON THE APPLICATION 93
Failure Scenarios 94
Hostname and IP Addressing 99
Improving Our Application 111
CHAPTER 6: DEPLOYING THE APPLICATION 121
Bare Metal, Virtual Machines, and Containers 122
Orchestration and Configuration Management 127
Monitoring and Metering 136
Updating and Patching 147
Book Wrap Up 149
About the authors
Scott Adkins is a technical lead for the Cloud Operations team at Comcast helping deploy new internal OpenStack environments.
John Belamaric is a key architect of the Infoblox Cloud products, concentrating on OpenStack integration and development.
Vincent Giersch is the co–founder and CTO of Flat.io, where he works on the automation of deployment and scaling of the SaaS application.
Denys Makogon is a lead software developer for Gigaspaces, developing and designing platform and SaaS applications for OpenStack.
Jason Robinson is a senior platform developer at GoDaddy helping teams transition traditional applications to their internal OpenStack cloud with a focus on orchestration and resiliency.