Intel just released a blueprint on how to build an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing architecture.
Titled Intel Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Xeon Processor-based Platforms, the 18-pages paper promotes the use of Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP) Service Provider Edition as the management console of choice for IaaS clouds based on Xen, KVM or VMware ESX/ESXi.
The document includes both design principles and step-by-step implementation:
The paper is the result of Enomaly joining the Intel Cloud Builder program:
…Developed with leading cloud independent software vendors (ISVs), the program provides a starting point to setup, deploy and manage a cloud infrastructure. The Intel Cloud Builder program produces materials, including documented reference architectures and best known methods on how to build and operate a cloud by running the ISV software stack on a test bed hosted by Intel…
Enomaly is not alone in this program (and thus there are several other blueprints like the one above), yet it’s remarkable that such small startup has been accepted in a group along with big names like Canonical, Citrix, Microsoft, Parallels, Red Hat, Novell, VMware and the Xen.org organization.