Episode 389

Episode 389

Special Guests Stephen Specter and Jay Pipes from Openstack and rackspace.com

  • Introductions.
    • What is cloud computing?
    • What makes rackspace unique? What hardware/software are you using?
      • try to remain agnostic regarding software.
  • Openstack - 2 main projects
    • Object storage - SWIFT - massive petabyte storage of permanent storage
    • Compute - Cloud operating system. Pulls virtual machine images
      • Developers call it Nova.
      • Internap - deployed open stack SWIF part.
    • competing project to amazon's cloud computing - they are proprietary.
    • deploy api and releases source code with Openstack.
  • Nova
    • supports amazon api
    • supports rackspace cloudservices api
  • see openstack.org
  • want to contribute stephen@openstack.org - contact information.
  • Swift - highly avaiable object storage system
    • some people compare to S3 but not very relevant
    • Put large or small objects into a cloud storage system that is highly available
      • replicated to duplicate sites.
      • accessible through accounts and containers
        • rackspace cloud files
  • What frameworks have been used to develop the Openstack technologies?
    • They try to be agnostic
      • sql alchemy
      • python
      • ldap
      • jango
    • Swift uses sqllite
    • Glance uses sql alchemy as well
    • all interfaces are rest based
    • whiskey services
  • Liberty - mod for droid x and droid 2
  • Linux From Scratch - awesome learning tool Linux From Scratch
    • Dan Frey and the gumstix