Malleable Metal – Integrating SAN-booting with Foreman

The world of multi-tenant bare metal cloud computing in the datacenter is increasingly important.  With tenants being offered their own servers rather than locked-down VMs or compute services, the potential for innovation is much higher.  Mass Open Cloud aims to offer a multi-tenant cloud where hardware would be shared between organizations, such as universities, with tenants able to access bare metal instances directly. Here’s how we propose to create a standardized architecture to provide a seamless elastic bare-metal experience for Mass Open Cloud and similar environments.

Our solution to the bare-metal-as-a-service problem combines two projects: Mass Open Cloud’s Malleable Metal as a Service (M2) and the Red Hat stewarded Foreman Project.  Where M2 provides the means for provisioning servers, Foreman provides the orchestration and user interface.

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Evaluating Tools Available to Deploy OpenStack on Kubernetes

The TripleO project is transitioning from bare-metal to containers-based OpenStack deployments. This transition started almost a year ago and it was split in two phases. The first phase targets Docker as the container runtime, whereas the second phase moves these container images to Kubernetes. In this post, we will focus on the second phase of the transition–specifically, how to deploy these services.

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