If you have been looking into Openstack as a standardized api for your cloud infrastructure you have undoubtedly realized how complex it is to get an Openstack environment up and running. VMware Integrated Openstack or VIO takes the deployment of Openstack and literally makes it brain dead simple. I mean let’s face it, if I can deploy it then you know it’s simple 😉 About a year ago started down the path of deploying open stack into the MoaC lab. The project was very short lived because I just didn’t have weeks to dedicate to getting it done. Fortunately VIO has been released and I can now implement Openstack in the Moac is about an hour. No that wasn’t one of my many typos you may find in my articles I did mean to say “an hour”.
Before you say why should I buy Openstack from VMware when it’s an open source project, let just say because it’s free! Well sort of. It’s free for all customers with vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus or vCloud Suite. Chances are if you are interested in Openstack you fit into one of these buckets and you can get it for free.