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OpenStack: Toward an Open-source Solution for Cloud Computing

by Omar Sefraoui, Mohammed Aissaoui, Mohsine Eleuldj
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 55 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors: Omar Sefraoui, Mohammed Aissaoui, Mohsine Eleuldj

Omar Sefraoui, Mohammed Aissaoui, Mohsine Eleuldj . OpenStack: Toward an Open-source Solution for Cloud Computing. International Journal of Computer Applications. 55, 3 ( October 2012), 38-42. DOI=10.5120/8738-2991

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author = { Omar Sefraoui, Mohammed Aissaoui, Mohsine Eleuldj },
title = { OpenStack: Toward an Open-source Solution for Cloud Computing },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { October 2012 },
volume = { 55 },
number = { 3 },
month = { October },
year = { 2012 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 38-42 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/8738-2991 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Cloud computing is a quite new concept for which the resources are virtualized, dynamically extended and provided as a service on the Internet. In this paper, we present a comparative study between some of the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) commonly used to select the best suited one for deployment and research development in the field of cloud computing. The aim is to provide the computer industry with the opportunity to build a hosting architecture, massively scalable which is completely open source, while overcoming the constraints and the use of proprietary technologies. Then, we present the solution OpenStack retained by the comparative study. We discuss in detail its functional and architectural system. We finish by a discussion of the motivation of our choice of the IaaS solution.

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Computer Science
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Opencloud IAAS OpenStack Eucalyptus OpenNebula Virtualization Scalableifx