- 1 Project codename
- 2 Trademarks
- 3 Summary (one sentence abstract of the project)
- 4 Parent Program name and PTL
- 5 Mission statement
- 6 Detailed Description
- 7 Basic roadmap for the project
- 8 Location of project source code
- 9 Programming language, required technology dependencies
- 10 Is project currently open sourced? What license?
- 11 Level of maturity of software and team
- 12 Project developers qualifications
- 13 Infrastructure requirements (testing, etc)
- 14 Have all current contributors agreed to the OpenStack CLA?
(Does this project name, codename or contents use any trademarks, and if so, who owns them? List the codenames or other marks for which a trademark search should occur.)
No known trademarks. Project codename is "designate"
Summary (one sentence abstract of the project)
Designate is a DNS as a Service (DNSaaS) for OpenStack clouds.
Parent Program name and PTL
DNS Program. Designate/Program_Application
(if the project is part of a new OpenStack program)
(what is the purpose of the project and vision for it? describe the relevance of the project to other OpenStack projects and the OpenStack mission to provide a ubiquitous cloud computing platform)
Designate is a DNS as-a-service project. It is intended to be used to provide DNS service from the entry point of creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using the Designate API, to providing DNS resolution for users. It is a very modular project, allowing for the use of whatever DNS server and organization demands, or the database where DNS data is stored. It is also intended to work in conjunction with other components such as Nova and Neutron.
The purpose of the project is provide managed DNS for the Openstack Ecosystem using a REST API or Designate Sink which consumes events from other Openstack projects, such as Nova or Neutron.
Designate is relevant to the mission by adding a missing piece of data-center functionality, namely, one of the most ubiquitous services, DNS. It's relevant to other OpenStack projects by automating the name resolution changes required for the creation and deletion of Nova instances or other components.
Basic roadmap for the project
- MiniDNS (new method for providing customer facing DNS servers with updates)
- Pools (Allow for designate to control multiple groups of servers)
- Private Pools
- V2 API
Location of project source code
Programming language, required technology dependencies
message queue, DNS server, database server
Is project currently open sourced? What license?
Yes - Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
Level of maturity of software and team
Running as a GA service in HP Public Cloud for over a year
The team has been working together for approximately 18 months, but has been growing during that time as new contributors join the team
Project developers qualifications
Kiall Mac Innes
Kiall is the Technical Lead for the HP "Helion" Cloud DNS service, and the lead and founding developer of the Designate project. Kiall has been involved in OpenStack since Diablo, from both the operational and development sides.
Vinod is a software developer at Rackspace working on Designate.
Sr. Cloud Engineer, eBay Inc. IT professional with over 25 years experience with emphasis on devops. Spent the past 2 years at eBay Inc. working on DNSaaS solutions.
Infrastructure requirements (testing, etc)
We currently use stackforge / gerrit / jenkins for our testing suite - we do not see any additional requirements on top of what the infra team provide
Have all current contributors agreed to the OpenStack CLA?