Heat allows the user to set up HOT templates that describe the dependencies and the flow of the infrastructure resources that should be deployed to meet specific use case requirements. The Heat engine understands the order it needs to orchestrate the execution of the flow defined in the template.
Apart from Orchestrating the template execution on one OpenStack platform we can make HEAT orchestrate across multiple cloud platforms by extending HEAT plug-ins. There are many use cases that can be realized using this approach such as Cloud Bursting which involves provisioning & shifting of workload between environments and Catalog based approach for templates to orchestrate across multi-cloud environment.
This talk will cover the following topics:
- Heat plugin architecture for orchestrating other clouds
- Dynamic Authentication for other cloud platforms
- Managing centralized Heat template repository with indexing and search