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By Ianeta Hutchinson and Nish Patwa

Over the last few years, many enterprise customers have moved application workloads into public and private clouds, such as those powered by OpenStack. This trend is projected to grow significantly until 2020. Moving to the cloud offers customers lower costs and a consolidation of virtual estates, and they can benefit from OpenStack’s increased manageability.

Deploying OpenStack services directly to bare-metal can be difficult.  That’s why project lead Steven Dake and a few others started OpenStack Kolla.  It aims to provide production-ready, declarative deployment of OpenStack entirely in Docker containers. The Kolla project delivers Docker container definitions for deployment tools like Ansible and Kubernetes. 

Have you ever been curious about how much of a workload the OpenStack control plane can handle, before needing to scale horizontally? Based on the load, how will the API performance adjust?