Cloud Computing: StackOps Speeds OpenStack Private Cloud Testing

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-06-20 Email Print this article Print
OpenStack is out to be the Linux of the cloud infrastructure world—a constellation of open components that do for the separate compute, storage and networking elements that comprise a public or private cloud what the Linux kernel and its associated parts do for single servers or devices. Just as most people who use and deploy Linux rely on distributions to take care of the many packaging and configuration details required to get up and running, the OpenStack world will have its own distributions. eWEEK Labs has been testing one such OpenStack distribution, called StackOps, which makes it rather easy to get up and running with a single-node OpenStack implementation, suitable for early testing and for familiarizing oneself with this fast-moving cloud computing project. Check out the slide gallery below for a look at StackOps in action.

Smart Installer

StackOps sports a free, Web-based smart installer application which stores cloud configurations. For single-node configurations, it isn't necessary to create an account on the service.
Smart Installer
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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