what is openstack

Intro to the OpenStack project

Sean Mooney

3 minute read

What Is OpenStack? For those of you who have not heard of “OpenStack” or the OpenStack Foundation, you might be wondering what it is.
Wikipedia “currently” defines it as an a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed
as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
While that is true, it is incomplete and unless you know what infrastructure as a service is it’s not very helpful.
Granted the Wikipedia page does actually explain what OpenStack is and what OpenStack does but ill have a go anyway.