Cloud Computing: StackOps Speeds OpenStack Private Cloud Testing
OpenStack is out to be the Linux of the cloud infrastructure worlda 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.