Docker Containerized OpenStack Heat Translator

Blog authors: Sahdev P. Zala (spzala@us.ibm.com @sp_zala) Eduardo Patrocinio (eduardop@us.ibm.com @patrocinio) The OpenStack Heat Translator is one of the projects under the main OpenStack Heat orchestration project. It facilitates translation of OASIS TOSCA service template to Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) and the deployment of translated template into an OpenStack cloud. To use it,...  Continue reading Docker Containerized OpenStack Heat Translator

A Guide to the OpenStack Ocata Release

  The OpenStack community has just made available the fifteenth release of OpenStack, codenamed Ocata. With Ocata, OpenStack delivers a release with increased focus on stability and maturity at a point in time when companies are getting very comfortable with placement of workloads across public and private clouds, and also realizing significant cost savings from...  Continue reading A Guide to the OpenStack Ocata Release

The OpenStack Interoperability Challenge Update: Phase Two Progress

In 2016 the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge was originally announced by IBM GM Don Rippert at the OpenStack Austin Summit. This effort was the first initiative to use the deployment and execution of enterprise workloads using automated deployment tools as the means of proving interoperability across OpenStack cloud environments.  Continue reading The OpenStack Interoperability Challenge Update: Phase Two Progress

VirtualBox Networks and Virtual Machine Auto-provisioning

VirtualBox is a freely available hardware virtualization software from Oracle that is widely used for creating virtual computers. With cloud computing getting more attention by both companies and individual developers, VirtualBox has become a de facto standard tool for cloud computing development. As a developer, if you only need to occasionally create a virtual machine,...  Continue reading VirtualBox Networks and Virtual Machine Auto-provisioning

How do containers scale on OpenStack?

Containers are now alive and well on OpenStack: not only can users easily deploy containers but OpenStack services themselves have been well containerized, as evident in projects such as Kolla and OpenStack Ansible. The next natural question is, how do containers scale? In other words, what happens when ten of thousands containers are...  Continue reading How do containers scale on OpenStack?

keystone ocata summit recap

Features MFA support for SQL users Fix the issue where long lives operations time out Make revocation events faster Enhance the mapping engine to be easier to use and more useful (auto provisioning); groups, projects, roles should all be auto-provisioned; make mappings managed by domain admins; should mapping change invalidate the assignments; what about expiring assignments (based on token)...  Continue reading keystone ocata summit recap

Package Cloud Workloads with TOSCA Cloud Service Archive

I have been asked many times to help understand specific TOSCA topics by novice or intermediate TOSCA users. As one can expect, the OASIS TOSCA specification covers all the topics in great detail but in many cases, for the sake of brevity, the specification is required to limit its scope of examples that...  Continue reading Package Cloud Workloads with TOSCA Cloud Service Archive