OpenStack Cloud Storage (Fall 2014)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that controls pools of compute, storage, and networking. It is currently being developed by thousands of developers from hundreds of companies across the globe, and is the basis of multiple public and private cloud offerings. In this presentation I will outline the storage aspects of OpenStack including the core projects for block storage (Cinder) and object storage (Swift), as well as the emerging shared file service. It will cover some common configurations and use cases for these technologies, and how they interact with the other parts of OpenStack. The talk will also cover new developments in Cinder and Swift that enable advanced array features, QoS, new storage fabrics, and new types of drives.

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Learn what OpenStack is, and what storage support is available in OpenStack
Learn about the OpenStack block storage service, Cinder
Learn about the OpenStack object storage service, Swift
Learn about the emerging OpenStack shared file service, Manila
Learn about new developments in OpenStack storage