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What is OpenStack?

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center. These components are managed with a unique dashboard which gives administrators complete control while empowering the end users to provision resources through a web interface. We can also say that its a collection of  open source software designed to perform certain functions such as creating virtual machines on the fly.

Openstack was actually founded in July 2010 with the vision to provide open source software that enables any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standardized hardware.

Components of OpenStack

Openstack is a collection of many different mobile parts, as it is open source cloud computing software.  Any one can add additional components to openstack to optimize their openstack based cloud infrasructure and to meet their needs. However, the openstack community has collaboratively identified some key components that are part of the core of Openstack which are distributed as components of any openstack system and officially maintained by the Openstack community.

a) Nova

Nova is the primary computing engine behind OpenStack. This component allows the end user to create and manage large number of virtual servers using the machine images. It is the brain of the Cloud. OpenStack computes provisions and manages large networks of virtual machines.

b) Swift

Swift is a storage system for objects and files. It overrides the traiditional way of a referring to files by their location on a disk drive. Users can instead refer to a unique identifier referring to the file and let OpenStack decide where to store this information. This component stores and retrieves unstructured data objects through the HTTP based APIs. This makes scaling easy, as users don’t have to worry about the capacity on a single system behind the software. Due to its data replication and scale out architecture this component makes sure that data is backed up in case of failure of a machine or network connection.

c) Neutron

A networking component of Openstack which helps to ensure that each of the components of an OpenStack deployment can communicate with one another quickly and efficiently. It is a pluggable, scalable and API-driven system for managing networks which provides the networking capability for OpenStack.

d) Horizon

This component provides a web-based portal or an interface to interact with all the underlying OpenStack services. It is the only graphical interface to OpenStack. Its a Dashboard which helps system administrators take a look at what is going on in the cloud, and to manage it as needed.

e) Cinder

A block storage component which provides persistent block storage to running cloud instances or servers. The flexible architecture of Cinder makes the tasks easy for creating and managing block storage devices.

f) Keystone

This component provides a central directory of users mapped to the OpenStack services where all of the users of the OpenStack cloud are mapped against all of the services provided by the cloud which they have permission to use. It is used to provide an authentication and authorization service for other OpenStack services.

g) Ceilometer

This component monitors the usage of the Cloud services of each user and performs the billing task accordingly. It keeps a verifiable count of each user’s system usage of each of the various components of an OpenStack cloud.

h) Glance

This component stores and retrieves the virtual machine disk image. Glance allows these images to be used as Operating System templates when deploying new virtual machine instances.

i) Orchestration Heat

An orchestration component of OpenStack, which helps to manage the infrastructure needed for a cloud service to run. This component manages multiple Cloud applications through an OpenStack-native REST API and a CloudFormation-compatible Query API. It allows users to store the requirements of a cloud application in a file that defines what resources are necessary for that particular application.

j) Trove

A Database as a Service component for OpenStack . It allows users to quickly and easily utilize the features of a relational database without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks such as deployment, configuration, patching, backups, restores, and monitoring.



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Rapid Restore

Backup your entire server’s data every night and have access to 5 days of rolling restore points.  Restore your server’s data, OS and configuration any time you need it.

Our Rapid Restore service saves the day during accidental data loss, hardware failures and virus contraction. Simply pick your recovery point and restore the data from that day. 

DDoS Protection

While our competitors may advertise DDoS protection, most often, they are merely implementing easily evaded router rules or simply black-holing targeted servers. They consider this “DDoS protecting their network.” However, neither of these solutions should give comfort to any online business. Should your site be attacked, chances are likely both of these options will end with your server being taken offline. At Hivelocity, we take the responsibility of keeping your servers online very seriously. For this reason, we offer two very serious forms of DDoS protection.


Every solution we provide includes our Filtering Edge of Network System (FENS). FENS is a series of proprietary systems that proactively monitors and protects the entire Hivelocity Network from most common Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.


For an extra fee, you can enhance your server’s protection further with the addition of our Server Defense System. Our Server Defense System sits in front of your server, inspecting inbound data and looking for malicious traffic. The moment an attack is detected, it instantly begins scrubbing each data packet. Hivelocity’s Server Defense System delivers business continuity even in the face of massive and complex attacks.

Our Server Defense System is like adding an alarm and armed guard to your business, alerting you to and destroying anything attempting to jump that fence. Our Server Defense System utilizes internally developed proprietary systems in addition to Corero’s Threat Defense Smartwalls for data packet scrubbing. Each of our data centers is a scrubbing center with Corero Smartwalls on-premise, allowing us to provide on-prem zero-lag data scrubbing.

SSL Certificates

The security of your online commerce and protecting your customers’ data is as important to us as it is to you. When your customers see the green bar, they will know their connection to you is protected. We offer single domain, multi-domain, and wild-card certificates.

We offer industry leading 128-bit encryption certificates, allowing you to conduct e-commerce with complete security. Inspire confidence in your customers by displaying any number of seals and indicators certifying that your site is secure.

Load Balancing

Adding this service to two servers with identical content will allow you to distribute your load evenly across your hardware. Don’t lose business because you couldn’t handle the demand. Load balance and handle your biggest resource spikes with ease.


Stop attacks, prevent unauthorized access, and achieve regulatory compliance. Our Juniper hardware firewalls offload the work so your server never has to consume resources protecting itself from malicious traffic. A single firewall can be used to protect multiple servers.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage offers users redundancy and easy accessibility, ensuring your data remains secure and readily available. Scale to as much as you need for only a 20¢/GB.

Cloud Storage is distributed and replicated across many servers, protecting your data from hardware failure. Highly scalable, it can handle thousands of client connections via TCP/IP. Connect to your virtual drive with SFTP, FTP, and SSHMount and in the future NFS and AFP. Cloud Storage is based on a stackable design which is upgradeable up to 2TB per instance.