A recent survey of 1,500 IT directors from international companieswith more than 250 employees by the software maker SUSE LINUX found that 82 percent of those firms already use OpenStack or plan to. The cloud operating system continues to gain in popularity – as does the Open Telekom Cloud based on the open standard. But just how does OpenStack actually work?
The system has a modular structure. A dashboard enables users to group together various software components and administer them centrally. The basic components have names like Nova, Neutron or Swift, and describe key cloud services such as processing power, storage space and networking.