OpenLab’s mission is to enable the testing, reporting, and development of tools and applications for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
OpenLab fulfills its mission by providing a ready to use and easy to replicate platform that tests the usability, reliability, and resiliency of hybrid and multi-cloud tooling.
Clouds live in a rich software stack, with key elements “below” and “above”. When you consider Open Source points of integration the options are staggering. Open Infrastructure is about helping to reduce the complexity.
By building on highly successful, mature, and rapidly emerging tools and applications that originate with cloud platform providers (OSVs), independent software vendors (ISVs), cloud service providers (CSPs), enterprise end-user IT, OpenLab is uniquely positioned as a key component to Open Infrastructure.
As developer John Doe of Widgets, Inc. you want to test out your new widget-orchestrator application. What can you expect:
Working on the problems that are common and span across different communities in an isolated manner is not beneficial for the ecosystem since what is done by each of these communities individually can potentially be shared by others who are working on solving similar problems. This includes but is not limited to improved way of working, alignment on best practices, and tooling re-use.
Here are ways you can support OpenLab:
We use a number of software components with the following being the cornerstones of the system:
Zuul is a program that drives continuous integration, delivery, and deployment systems with a focus on project gating and interrelated projects. Zuul is part of an effort to streamline Zuul into an easier-to-use system that scales better and is more flexible.
Nodepool is a system for launching single-use test nodes on demand based on images built with cached data. It is designed to work with any OpenStack based cloud, and is part of a suite of tools that form a comprehensive test system, including Zuul.
By utilizing these components OpenLab is not limited to one OpenStack deployment and/or version and with resources provided by supporting organizations whether public, private, hybrid, or community cloud we have a vast array of scenarios and configurations that can be created for testing multi-cloud applications and tools.
Any organization or individual is welcome to participate and contribute to this program. OpenLab adheres, where applicable, to the four opens ( https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/opens.html ) as its guiding principles.
OpenLab is in its forming stages and as an active participating member, an organization is expected to: either (1) provide hardware resources to support OpenLab activities; OR (2) provide engineering resources to support OpenLab activities.
We also welcome guidance and assistance regarding architecture, additional projects, resource allocation and/or utilization, and more.
Open Lab is governed by the appointed representatives from participating member companies and the OpenStack Foundation, collectively known as “Governance Board”.
The Governance Board responsiblities include (but are not limited to):
|Melvin Hillsman||Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd|
|Dr Yih Leong Sun||Intel Corporation|
|Chris Hoge||OpenStack Foundation|