Openstack was launched
with much fanfare during OSCON, there has been a flurry of activity on the development community with thousands of contribution from hundreds of developers. Even though the main contribution is towards compute and storage, there are many smaller projects underway in the Openstack ecosystem. One such project is the
iPad app for Openstack
What is it?
- Uses Openstack Compute and Storage APIs to manage compute and storage resources
- Viewing RSS system status feeds
- Ability to ping the nodes from different parts of the world
- Emailing files from Openstack object storage
- Integration with chef platform
Why is it exciting?
- Users will be able to access any provider who uses Openstack platform using this app. If my dream of an open federated cloud ecosystem happens, this will be the one stop app for many cloud providers
- This app is released under an open source license (Apache license) and anyone can add value on top of this app and customize it for their needs. If enterprises start embracing Openstack, this will give them an opportunity to customize the app to meet their needs based on their policies
- This app is integrated into the Chef platform. This means that I can take any recipe and run it to configure my infrastructure while I am waiting in the line to pick up my coffee in Starbucks
by Mike Mayo.