OpenStack Nova

What Does OpenStack Nova Mean?

OpenStack Nova is a specific component of the OpenStack open-source software used for building cloud services. It is responsible for the administration of an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform that can help companies build cloud services. It is an alternative to the options provided by Amazon and RackSpace.


OpenStack Nova is also known as OpenStack Compute.

Techopedia Explains OpenStack Nova

OpenStack Nova provides an application program interface (API) and some drivers to promote functionality over the Web. Experts explore how the Nova API and “compute” resources link to a Nova database and storage components, and how the API provides connectivity for this system. A versatile scheduler and a volume tool and other tools help provide a system where network administrators can run cloud services on an open-source platform.


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