Deploy your own private cloud services with Charmed OpenStack, enabling each project to deploy their services and applications utilising virtual infrastructure that meets their specific needs. Charmed OpenStack is a cost-effective private cloud designed to host mission critical applications.

For more information on the features and benefits of Charmed OpenStack, including details on the Managed OpenStack service, please see the OpenStack section.


Charmed OpenStack consists of a number of open source services, bundled together and deployed using Juju, a Charmed Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) , and MAAS, the automated server provisioning tool that turns your data centre into a bare metal cloud.

  • Compute

    The leading virtualisation stack based on QEMU/KVM/libvirt is leveraged to deliver a world class virtualisation platform for running virtual machines.

  • Advanced networking

    Virtual networking is provided via OVN (Open Virtual Network), today’s modern SDN. OVN complements the existing capabilities of traditional OVS (Open vSwitch). Other third-party networking solutions are also supported.

  • Central storage

    Block, object, and file storage is provided using standard OpenStack services like Cinder, Manila, and Swift. Charmed Ceph is used as central storage for these services to provide a fault tolerant distributed storage option that integrates seamlessly with Charmed OpenStack.

  • Central encryption management

    The management of a certificate authority (CA) and the distribution of TLS certificates (for encrypting API endpoints) is done centrally with Vault - software that is designed specifically for this purpose.

  • Central authentication

    Central API client authentication, service discovery, and distributed multi-tenant authorisation is provided by the standard Keystone service. Charmed OpenStack can integrate with enterprise LDAP environments and external identity providers.