Eucalyptus/Canonical/Intel Cloud Reference Architecture Published

The first output out of the Intel Cloud Builder Program:

For Cloud Service Providers, Hosters and Enterprise IT who are looking to build their own cloud infrastructure, the decision to use a cloud for the delivery of IT services is best done by starting with the knowledge and experience gained from previous work. This white paper gathers into one place a complete example of running a Canonical Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on Intel®-based servers and is complete with detailed scripts and screen shots. Using the contents in this paper should significantly reduce the learning curve for building and operating your first cloud computing instance.

Since the creation and operation of a cloud requires integration and customization to existing IT infrastructure and business requirements, it is not expected that this paper can be used as-is. For example, adapting to existing network and identify management requirements are out of scope for this paper. Therefore, it is expected that the user of this paper will make significant adjustments to the design to meet specific customer requirements. This paper is assumed to be a starting point for that journey.