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Private Cloud Infrastructure Visibility

As private cloud implementations are moving into mainstream technology adoption, customers are facing with a new set of visibility challenges. We spoke to a senior director at one of the consulting firms that deals with numerous end customers with active OpenStack projects. He asked basic questions like, “we do not know if the instance came up or not” and “how do not we know if the instance is communicating?”. These questions prompted us to write this blog and explain how we can be of help to this cause.

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CHALLENGE
Scalability and flexibility offered by OpenStack comes with its own set of pitfalls. Following are some of the implementation challenges of OpenStack:
  • Multiple components that focus on specific function, i.e. Nova, Neutron, Swift, Congres
  • Components are independently scalable, i.e. Nuetron, Swift can scale independent of each other depending on the need
  • Configuration management challenges, i.e. What works in one environment does not work in another as typically no two OpenStack environments are same.
IMPACT 
Shortage of professionals in this space makes it hard enough to carry out an implementation project. This issue is further enhanced by custom environments.
DESIRED SOLUTION
Following are some of the desired features of a solution that addresses the problems mentioned above:
  • Heat Template Visualization
  • Component and service dependency maps
  • Topology and Failure visibility across regions, zones and projects
  • Real time performance monitoring of OpenStack installs.
 Please visit other DataTap blogs that explain how each of these solutions work. If you need more information on our products and services, please contact us at contactus@datatapsolutions.com.

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