OpenStack is an open-source cloud operating system, that provides cloud functionality to your hardware, that can be your laptop or any bare-metal hardware. It offers a couple of cloud services like VM, networking, storage, image services, identity, and many more.
You can establish your Infrastructure as a service cloud model with the help of OpenStack and It gives you complete control over the cloud computation. You already know most of the platforms available in the market, which helps in virtualization and cloud computation but they all are expensive and licensed. like AWS, azure GCP.
We can install OpenStack free of cost and can be customized with the required services according to the need. Hence It is open-source so many corporations own their version of OpenStack. Many big-shot companies in the IT world like Red Hat have adopted OpenStack on their cloud management.
OpenStack was created in 2010 as a joint open-source initiative between Rackspace Hosting and NASA to enable cloud computing services to run on standard hardware.
Maintained by The OpenStack Foundation, It is a non-profit organization that oversees both development and community-building around the projects.
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