by Dmitri Zimine
This post originally appeared September 19, 2014 on OpenSource.com.
This is the second part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on bare metal. Next week, in the final article, I will cover automating “day 2 management”—tools to keep the cloud and workloads up and running.
The second class of automation products deals with deploying the workloads—virtual instances, virtual environments, applications, and services. The OpenStack projects in this category are Heat, Solum, and Murano [...]