OpenStack Nova is a component within the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform developed to provide on-demand access to compute resources by provisioning and managing large networks of virtual machines (VMs).
Also known as OpenStack Compute, Nova offers "massively" scalable, on-demand, self-service access to compute resources such as virtual machines, containers and bare metal servers. Nova works with KVM, VMware, Xen and Hyper-V hypervisor virtualization technologies, as well as Linux container technologies like LXC and LXD.
Nova as Part of the OpenStack Platform
As the most distributed (and complex) component in the OpenStack platform, Nova interacts heavily with other OpenStack services like Keystone for performing authentication, Horizon for its Web interface and Glance for supplying its images.
Along with Swift, Nova is one of the original components in the 2010 debut release of the OpenStack platform, OpenStack Austin. Today companies like Rackspace and HP provide commercial compute services built on OpenStack Nova, and companies like Mercado Libre and NASA use it internally.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
Like everything in technology, AI touches on so many other trends, like self-driving cars and automation, and Big Data and the Internet of Things... Read More »DevOp's Role in Application Security
As organizations rush to release new applications, security appears to be getting short shrift. DevSecOps is a new approach that holds promise. Read More »Slideshow: Easy Editorial SEO Tips to Boost Traffic
This slideshow reviews five easy on-page editorial SEO tips to help drive organic search engine traffic, including the page title, heading,... Read More »
Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »Java Basics, Part 2
This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »The 7 Layers of the OSI Model
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »