Anatomy of an open source cloud

Building blocks for Infrastructure as a Service

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M. Jones

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | Last updated: June 05, 2012|First published: March 09, 2010

Cloud computing is no longer a technology on the cusp of breaking out but a valuable and important technology that is fundamentally changing the way we use and develop on-demand applications. As you would expect, Linux and open source provide the foundation for the cloud (for public and private infrastructures). Explore the anatomy of the cloud, its architecture, and the open source technologies used to build these dynamic and scalable computing and storage platforms.

05 Jun 2012 - The author added basic updates to the entire article, including information about OpenStack, nested virtualization and its importance for the cloud), plus three related Resources.

This content is no longer being updated or maintained. The full article is provided "as is" in a PDF file. Given the rapid evolution of technology, some steps and illustrations may have changed.



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