Cloud hosting is going to be the main type service in near future because of the tons of outstanding features. A powerful and user friendly cloud hosting control panel is in need to manage the service professionally. Many companies start to develop their own panel to meet their own requirements. Previously we introduced the popular cloud hosting management softwares, in this article we're going to introduce the most popular project – OpenStack.
OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project by Rackspace Cloud and NASA. Currently more than 150 companies have joined the project among which are AMD, Intel, Canonical, SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and Yahoo etc. It is free open source software released under the terms of the Apache License.
How's OpenStack doing currently?
OpenStack is mainly managed by Rackspace and they're actually the main user. Rackspace is running the second-largest public cloud in the world – The Rackspace Cloud, serving more than 180,000 customers and running on more than 79,000 Rackspace servers – onto the OpenStack open source cloud platform.
Several spotlights with OpenStack
From the rackspace announcement, users can choose to deploy private, public or hybrid cloud services on the new OpenStack powered services.
Openstack controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
On going development and improvement. OpenStack is being developed and improved by many leading groups in computing. Recently rackspace added cool features in the cloud control panel. The new cloud control panel also supports the Rackspace cloud's new multi-region function, capabilities, which let users spin up cloud servers in a choice of regions. It also lets users load balance SSL traffic across multiple cloud servers.
Openstack project official site: www.openstack.org
Features with Video show of cloud hosting control panel: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/cool-features-in-the-new-rackspace-cloud-control-panel/
How do we think?
Being the cloud hosting leader, rackspace does lots of effort to develop the leading hosting control panel as an open source project. The advantage is it will bring into many brilliants and donate their smart ideas to the project, especially when those brilliants are mainly from the world's leading groups. We're not sure if this control panel will be the best in future but it will absolutely be considered by most people and it's platform will be learnt by similar software development.