OpenStack is meant to be pluggable; you should be able to swap out components as necessary (or desired). Normally, we’re talking about hardware–as long as you have the proper drivers, you can use pretty much any hardware to run your OpenStack cloud–but it also applies to additional systems such as Software Defined Networking components.
Whether you distribute hardware with OpenStack Mirantis pre-installed, or you’re a customer about to deploy it, you need to know the installation will operate smoothly ahead of time. You can now test your equipment with the new Mirantis Hardware Certification program to make sure everything works as it should before shipping Mirantis OpenStack to customers or going live with Mirantis OpenStack in your own environment. In this article, we cover the details of the certification process and instructions for hardware self-certification with Mirantis OpenStack.
On Tuesday, March 3, Christopher Aedo and Nick Chase presented a webinar about Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) and how you can use it to create better software. These are the questions and answers.
In the OpenStack ecosystem, change is common, but when a vendor pulls out of a project it once championed, it’s a big deal. And so it is with TripleO, the project to simplify deployment by using OpenStack as an undercloud on which to deploy OpenStack.
Rally is a benchmarking tool that tells you how OpenStack performs, especially under load at scale. You can use it to validate, performance test, and benchmark your OpenStack deployment using various pluggable Rally benchmark scenarios.In this fourth installment of a series, we take a look at Rally as the basis for a performance dashboard, showing you how to easily create graphical test results, including pie charts, performance charts, and histograms so you can create reports that are easy to understand, with information that viewers can quickly digest.
There’s a perceived competition between OpenStack and containers such as Docker, but in reality, the two technologies are a powerful combination. They both solve similar problems, but on different layers of the stack, so combining the two can give users more scalability and automation than ever before.
On Wednesday, January 28, Mirantis and Cumulus Networks teamed up for a webinar, titled “Unlock the Potential of OpenStack: Making Cloud Deployments Simpler, More Affordable, and Faster.” Primary presenters were Cumulus Networks’ Meena Sankaran, in charge of Ecosystem and Solutions, and Kamesh Pemmaraju, who drives Mirantis’ Partner Marketing.The main goal was to introduce attendees to the fast-maturing technology stack that …
It’s time again to vote for your favorite topics for the next OpenStack Summit, and Mirantis is asking for your support. This time around, there are more than 50 proposed talks featuring Mirantis speakers, ranging from customer user stories to discussions on OpenStack containers to technical best practices and how to’s. Please take a look and vote for the ones that interest you. Thanks!