VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 Arrives, Based on Kilo
VMware has announced VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0, which marries VMware's approach to virtualization with the OpenStack cloud computing platform. It especially lets users with VMware expertise and licensing leverage the flexibility of OpenStack.
This release follows VMware's first OpenStack distribution release, which arrived earlier this year. Here are more details.
The 2.0 release from VMware uses the OpenStack Kilo release, delivered earlier this year, as its foundation and adds support for Ceilometer (OpenStack's telemetry component), autoscaling via the Heat orchestration system, and also load balancing as a service (LBaaS).
VMware also announced VMware Integrated OpenStack will be available to service providers through the VMware vCloud Air Network program.
"VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will introduce an Industry-first seamless upgrade capability between OpenStack releases. Customers will now be able to upgrade from V1.0 (Icehouse) to V2.0 (Kilo), and even roll back if anything goes wrong, in a more operationally efficient manner."
"Auto Scaling will enable users to set up metrics that scale up or down application components. This will enable development teams to address unpredictable changes in demand for the app services. Ceilometer will provide the alarms and triggers, Heat will orchestrate the creation (or deletion) of scale out components and LBaaS will provide load balancing for the scale out components."
"VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will expose vSphere Windows Guest Customization. VMware admins will be able to specify various attributes such as ability to generate new SIDs, assign admin passwords for the VM, manage compute names etc. There will also be added support for more granular placement of VMs by leveraging vSphere features such as affinity and anti-affinity settings."
You can watch a video demo of the new release from VMware here, and find much more information.