The Easy Way to Deploy OpenStack


By Lionel Gibbons | August 04, 2016 | OpenStack



If you've been to any IT-related social gathering lately, chances are the topic of OpenStack has come up in conversation. You've heard people say that OpenStack can free you from the tyranny of expensive, proprietary cloud solutions. They'll say it's more secure than of public clouds. They'll say it's another triumph of open source software.

What they won't say is that it's a piece of cake to deploy.  Not if they've actually tried spinning up a cloud themselves, anyway. If pressed, most people who have tried deploying OpenStack will admit that it can be a bit of a bear to set up, that there are a zillion parameters to get right, and that it took them several tries before they got it to work right 

With every iteration, OpenStack is getting less difficult to deploy, but few would call it easy. Fortunately, there is a better way. At Bright, we've been developing software to deploy and manage clustered infrastructure for a long, long time now, and we've applied what we learned to the development of Bright OpenStack. With the release of version 7.3 earlier this week, we thought it might be a good idea to show you just how easy it can be to go from zero to cloud using the Bright OpenStack Deployment Wizard.

Here’s how it works. The wizard asks you questions about your deployment, and translates your answers into the intricate, interrelated configuration settings the software needs to run properly. It has two modes. The step-by-step mode asks questions about different aspects of your cloud, letting you tailor the cloud to match your needs. The Express mode makes it even easier by using default settings for nearly everything, so you can get a simple cloud up and running quickly and easily. 

But rather than tell you about it, I'd rather show you. Here's a short video demonstration of the Bright OpenStack Deployment Wizard in action:


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If you’d like to give the Bright OpenStack deployment wizard a try, let us know. I promise you will be surprised how easy it is to get your own OpenStack cloud up and running.