Reference Architecture for SUSE OpenStack CloudReference Architecture

17 Sep 2015
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This document describes the Lenovo® reference architecture for SUSE OpenStack Cloud integrated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants who assist in planning, designing, and implementing SUSE OpenStack Cloud with Lenovo System x® or ThinkServer® products. This solution is targeted to managed service providers (MSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), and customers who require a highly available, enterprise-quality private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. This reference architecture outlines configurations for both System x and ThinkServer in highly available deployment models. Recommendations are provided for scaling Compute or Storage Nodes based on virtualization capacity from low-density to high-density configurations.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Business problem and business value
  3. Requirements
  4. Architectural overview
  5. Component model
  6. Operational model
  7. Deployment considerations
  8. Appendix: Bill of Materials
  9. Resources

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