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Test your knowledge of these core OpenStack components

The OpenStack platform contains a mix of services for compute, networking, security and more. See if you can identify which service performs which function with this quick quiz.

Some enterprises choose to adopt OpenStack because of its open source nature, DIY approach and reduced vendor lock-in risks. Still, it's a complex technology, and those who deploy it continue to seek OpenStack experience and skills.

Currently, there are over 40 OpenStack components that make up the platform, and each performs a specific function. With so many services for compute, networking, storage and more, it can be difficult to keep track of what does what.

See if you have the skills to pass this OpenStack components quiz.

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This was last published in November 2017

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