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About

This page introduces and provides details about the 'OpenStack' cloud computing platform.

Terminology

See https://docs.openstack.org/

Instances

Instances are virtual machines that run inside the cloud.

Volumes

A volume is a detachable block storage device, similar to a USB hard drive. You can attach a volume to only one instance.

Images

A virtual machine image is a single file containing a virtual disk that has a bootable operating system installed on it. Images are used to create virtual machine instances within the cloud.

Access & Security

This tab on the dashboard allows you to add ssh key-pairs, and setup firewall rules.