Being an application developer with a very limited attention span, my test of any new technology or product is how quickly can I write my â€œHello Worldâ€ application. The Rackspace Private Cloud, which is based on OpenStack, is intended for a full-fledged data center with a number of compute, storage and network requirements, but I was still hoping to install it in just a few minutes.
My â€œHello Worldâ€ exercise was defined as follows:
- To be able to install the product from scratch
- To try out some basic OpenStack CLI commands, such as keystone, glance and nova
- To be able to spin up instance(s) using Horizon (the GUI-based interface for OpenStack)
- To be able to log in to the instance(s)
Read more at the Rackspace Blog.