Open vStorage & OpenStack (Cinder)

A recent survey conducted in partnership between Linux.com and the New Stack tried to find the hottest open-source projects in the cloud landscape. It should not come as a surprise that OpenStack, the open-source cloud platform initially developed by Rackspace and NASA but now backed by more than 200 companies, came out as most popular project. Here at the Open vStorage headquarter we are also a big fan of the complete OpenStack eco system. For example, we love the scalability and performance that Swift, the OpenStack Object Store, brings to the table. With…Read more …

Webscale 2.0

As a Product Manager I'm very often on challenging calls with potential users of Open vStorage and one of the questions that comes back on almost every call is: How scalable is Open vStorage? It is a question that is easy to answer: extremely scalable. Open vStorage is built from the ground up to support environments which have 100+ hosts. It is designed to be used in large datacenters as primary storage platform for all types of Virtual Machine workload. I'm aware that the term scalable is a bit biased and can have…Read more …

Open vStorage 1.4

Open vStorage 1.4 is released. This release contains one major new feature: our Cinder Plugin for OpenStack. Additional this release contains a lot of bugfixes and code improvements. Cinder Plugin: OpenStack is the standard, open-source framework to build public clouds. Initially OpenStack was created by NASA and Rackspace but now it supported by more than 200 companies. It has a modular architecture with as most important components (for Open vStorage) Swift (a scalable redundant storage system) and Cinder (block storage). Swift is already supported since Open vStorage 1.3. With the 1.4 release, we…Read more …