HP Delivers Reference Architecture for OpenStack Running on Ubuntu

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 02, 2014

 HP has been emerging as more and more of a partner to Canonical in the OpenStack arena. Canonical announced the opening of its Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) late last year, and it features some really heavy-hitting tech partners, including HP.

Now, HP has vouched for Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying OpenStack with the release of a complete reference architecture providing detailed instructions on setting up an OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu and other tools from Canonical, including Juju and MAAS.

The reference architecture arrived this week, and is written for Ubuntu 14.04, the current  long-term support (LTS) version of the open source operating system, and Icehouse, the latest release of OpenStack.

Several user surveys have identified Ubuntu as the most popular OS to run OpenStack on. 

As The VAR Guy notes:

"The reference architecture, which Canonical's engineers wrote in conjuction with those from HP, encourages users to take advantage of the MAAS and Juju deployment tools for provisioning an OpenStack cloud and configuring cloud services. Canonical leads the development of both of those software platforms."

There is more and more good information arriving for help in deploying OpenStack. In addition to the official documentation for OpenStack, Opensource.com has a good post up about complementary reference guides. It's available here