Welcome to OpenStack Documentation

What is OpenStack? OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.


What are the next steps?

Documentation for Essex (April 2012)

The Essex release of OpenStack is no longer supported by the community. For more information about the release, refer to the releases web site .

For documentation, please refer to a newer release. The most recently released version is Stein and the version in development is Train .

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