As more and more companies build internal private clouds or enter the service provider market with public clouds, the more they will need the right set of tools to launch, manage and scale the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform more easily. However – choosing the right technology stack can be a difficult decision.
This ShapeBlue IaaS Quick Build Guide provides a straightforward set of instructions to get you up and running with a CloudStack-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud. We have chosen a quick, proven way to easily build an IaaS platform. CloudStack supports a broad range of hypervisors, network, storage and compute technologies, but here we have chosen a simple configuration using KVM on EL8 or Ubuntu, NFS storage and layer-2 isolation using VLANs.
CloudStack is an open-source IaaS cloud orchestrator that powers some of the world’s largest clouds in hands of various ISPs, Telcos and general cloud providers. Its monolithic architecture allows it to be easily implemented, without a need to do hundreds of hours of development in order to provide a bare workable installation. Its simplicity, performance, scalability but also manageability, makes it a default go-to cloud orchestrator in, virtually, all cloud scenarios.
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Andrija Panic, Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue
Andrija Panic is a Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue, and is a committer and PMC member of Apache CloudStack. Andrija spends most of his time designing and implementing IaaS solutions based on Apache CloudStack. He has vast experience in building cloud and IaaS solutions for telcos, MSPs and service providers.