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OpenStack Private Cloud, What IT Developers Should Learn

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An example of OpenStack Usage: The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for its brands VW, Audi, and Porsche, and will be a platform for innovating automotive technology, the company announced Wednesday. Photo Credit: Srini For the past two years, VW officials at the company’s Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters debated what platform to use. VW decided to first build out a private cloud based on OpenStack that will eventually span thousands of physical nodes across multiple data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Eventually, VW hopes to incorporate public cloud resources to create a hybrid cloud, said officials with VW’s consultant, Mirantis. When fully built out, VW’s private cloud could be one of the top five or 10 largest OpenStack-based clouds in production, said Mirantis co-founder and chief marketing officer Boris Renski. According to t