Success for an OpenStack architect means taking the long view, say Vinny Valdez and Vijay Chebolu, both from Red Hat. They outline an approach to designing an enterprise OpenStack cloud that looks good up close, too.
The role of the architect in OpenStack is less siloed, more flexible than in traditional IT environments, they say. These architects need to consider more frequent builds, maybe daily or weekly, and ways to enable their users to completely be self-serviceable. Everything should be API first, they add, and operations should be repeatable and improveable, rapidly.