Introduction to Openstack, the Cloud Datacenter

Learn high level knowledge of Openstack including terms, definitions and the major components of Openstack
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

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This course is designed for Linux system administrators, software developers and VMware engineers.

You want to understand the basic concepts of Openstack for either general knowledge or to fulfill a desire to further yourself in the current hottest technology or to prepare yourself for an upcoming project.

At the end of this course you will have a good grounding in the concept of cloud computing as well as OpenStack terms used in the OpenStack world.

You will also have learned the answers to the following questions:

  • What is OpenStack?
  • Why OpenStack?
  • Who uses OpenStack?
  • Where is OpenStack used?
  • and finally
  • When is OpenStack used?
  • What are the requirements?

    • There are no requirements to this course. No software is needed. No prior knowledge beyond the basics of computing. Just bring yourself :)
    • This course is _NOT_ a technical course as much as an introduction to the history, organisation and high level concepts of Openstack

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • Have good high level knowledge and background on Openstack including concepts, terms and definitions as well as major components of OpenStack

    Who is the target audience?

    • This course is designed for those interested in learning the basic concepts of Openstack. You could be a sysop, a VMware engineer or a software developer.

    What you get with this course?

    Not for you? No problem.
    30 day money back guarantee.

    Forever yours.
    Lifetime access.

    Learn on the go.
    Desktop, iOS and Android.

    Get rewarded.
    Certificate of completion.


    Section 1: Introduction
    What is Cloud Computing?
    Advantages of Cloud Computing
    Types of Clouds

    Let's learn about our options. What are the more common commercial and open source cloud software out there?


    In this lecture, we will learn what a virtual machine is

    Section 2: Openstack
    What is OpenStack?
    Openstack is ...
    Open Stacks

    In this lecture we will take a look at the big picture of a cloud

    History of Openstack
    Why Openstack?
    Openstack Summit
    Openstack's Board of Directors (2014)
    Openstack's Board of Directors (2015)
    Who uses OpenStack?
    Where is Openstack used?
    Openstack by the numbers
    Main Openstack Components
    Other Openstack Components
    When is Openstack used?
    3 questions
    Section 3: RDO

    In this lecture we talk about distributions and what makes a distribution


    The 2 minute guide on how to try openstack 5 minutes from now

    4 questions

    Test you knowledge of Openstack Distributions

    Section 4: Getting Help

    Everybody needs help. Nobody lives in a vacuum. This lecture will give you the major options on getting help

    Thank you
    1 page
    Bonus Material
    1 page

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    Instructor Biography

    Mohammed Arafa, Open Source Tech Teacher


    Thank you for taking an interest in my Bio and my courses

    I am an open source enthusiast and have been since the day I discovered SlackWare 2.0 with its 100 floppy disks.

    I love open source in any shape or form. Be it an operating system, cloud software, hardware, software tools, books, or even recipes.

    I am an avid reader of all things open source and I love to implement what I read.

    I have over 10 years experience in linux and and about a year and a half in openstack
    I have been a support engineer, cloud engineer, architect, team lead and supervisor. But what I enjoy the most is teaching about technology.

    My career has spanned the travel industry, the financial industry (including a Stock Exchange) and the telecommunication industry. The one thing I learned is that teaching others brings more rewards than you can believe.

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