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OpenStack observability with Sovereign Cloud Stack

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Article from ADMIN 72/2022
Operators of an OpenStack environment need to know whether the environment is working and quickly pinpoint problems. We look at the basics of OpenStack observability in the Sovereign Cloud Stack.

The Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA) Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) project was launched in 2019 to enable federation-capable cloud environments. In close collaboration between the community and OSBA's SCS team, the project uses an agile approach to create the appropriate standards and a reference implementation. SCS [1] is an open, federation-capable modular cloud and container platform based on open source software. It builds on proven open source components such as OpenStack and Kubernetes in the reference implementation (Figure 1). As a platform, SCS provides the foundations for creating offerings that deliver full digital sovereignty.

Figure 1: Visualization of the relationships between Sovereign Cloud Stack components.

SCS Community

The community comprises a wide variety of cloud service providers (CSPs) and their employees, people from the OpenStack community, and companies working on deliverables that are awarded through open tenders. Collaboration between the different providers creates a level of cooperation that rarely exists elsewhere. Various teams and special interest groups (SIGs) work together on the topics, coordinating standards and requirements

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