MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014

Training for OpenStackTM

Cassandra Burnias, Juan Montemayor, Tony Campbell

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/10
Limited to 40 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: Linux commands, networks,view lecture slides before lectures

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous
open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure Solution.

Introduction to the OpenStack project.  the components and architecture of each core project.  Students will learn about Nova, Swift, Glance, Keystone and Horizon. This technical course consists of lectures, discussions, demos and hands on labs.

Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack has become a global software community of developers collaborating on a standard and massively scalable open source cloud operating system, making it the fastest growing open source project in history. The mission of OpenStack is to enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware.

All  the code for OpenStack isfreely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. We strongly believe that an open development model is the way to foster badly needed cloud standards, remove the fear of proprietary lock-in for cloud customers, and create a large ecosystem that spans cloud providers.

To register go to by January10, 2014.

Sponsor(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Student Information Processing Board
Contact: Cassandra Burnias,

Jan/13 Mon 06:00PM-09:00PM 26-168
Jan/14 Tue 04:30PM-10:00PM 26-168
Jan/15 Wed 04:30PM-10:00PM 26-168
Jan/16 Thu 04:30PM-10:00PM 26-168

Cassandra Burnias, Juan Montemayor, Tony Campbell