Skip to main content

OpenStack Cloud Application Development

OpenStack Cloud Application Development

Scott Adkins, John Belamaric, Vincent Giersch, Denys Makogon, Jason E. Robinson

ISBN: 978-1-119-19431-6

Nov 2015

168 pages

In Stock

$40.00

Description

Leverage the power of OpenStack to develop scalable applications with no vendor lock-in

OpenStack Cloud Application Development is a fast-paced, professional book for OpenStack developers, delivering comprehensive guidance without wasting time on development fundamentals. Written by experts in the OpenStack community from Infoblox, Gigaspaces, GoDaddy, and Comcast, this book shows you how to work effectively and efficiently within the OpenStack platform to develop large, scalable applications without worrying about underlying hardware. Follow along with an OpenStack build that illustrates how and where each technology comes into play, as you learn expert tips and best practices that make your product stronger. Coverage includes OpenStack service primitives, networking within the OpenStack Ecosystem, deployment of Virtualized Network Functions for Enterprises, containers, data protection, and much more.

If you need to get on board quickly, this professional book is your ideal roadmap to OpenStack development.

  • Understand all aspects of OpenStack technologies
  • Follow an example build to drill down into critical elements
  • Learn the OpenStack best practices and insider tips
  • Leverage the full capability of IaaS at a professional pace

OpenStack is supported by dozens of major technology companies, compatible with Amazon Web Services, and can be used alongside or on top of VMWare vSphere and other similar technologies. It frees developers from the confines of hardware and vendor lock-in while providing a reliable, fast, and easy platform for developing scalable cloud applications. OpenStack Cloud Application Development is an expert-led guide to getting the most out of OpenStack, designed specifically for the professional developer.

INTRODUCTION xi

PART I: OPENSTACK OVERVIEW

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING OPENSTACK 3

What Is Cloud Computing? 3

Why Should I Care? 6

Understanding the Architecture 13

Summary 18

CHAPTER 2: UNDERSTANDING THE OPENSTACK ECOSYSTEM: CORE PROJECTS 19

Identity 20

Compute 24

Storage 28

Imaging 34

Dashboard 37

Networking 38

Bringing It All Together 45

Summary 48

CHAPTER 3: UNDERSTANDING THE OPENSTACK ECOSYSTEM: ADDITIONAL PROJECTS 49

OpenStack Heat 50

OpenStack Database as a Service: Trove 54

Designate: DNS as a Service 62

Magnum 67

Murano: Application as a Service 70

Ceilometer: Telemetry as a Service 75

Summary 76

PART II: DEVELOPING AND DEPLOYING APPLICATIONS WITH OPENSTACK

CHAPTER 4: APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 79

Converting a Legacy App to an OpenStack App 79

Building Apps from Scratch 83

OpenStack App Description and Deployment Strategies 87

Summary 92

CHAPTER 5: IMPROVING ON THE APPLICATION 93

Failure Scenarios 94

Hostname and IP Addressing 99

Scaling 103

Improving Our Application 111

Summary 119

CHAPTER 6: DEPLOYING THE APPLICATION 121

Bare Metal, Virtual Machines, and Containers 122

Orchestration and Configuration Management 127

Monitoring and Metering 136

Elasticity 137

Updating and Patching 147

Summary 149

Book Wrap Up 149

INDEX 151

Code Download