Open vStorage is hot!

Open vStorage is hot! You can find the most important video's, podcasts and articles of the last few weeks here: OpenStack Online Meetup: How does OpenStack Swift play with Open vStorage? Podcast with Swift PTL John Dickinson and our own Wim Provoost as they discuss OpenStack storage and how Swift and Open vStorage, 2 open-source projects, work together to shake the OpenStack eco-system. The Register: Belgian upstart to 'bridge gap' between object, block storage. Or that’s the plan at least . Learn more about the latest developments in the Open vStorage project: support for Seagate Kinetic drives.…Read more …

Open vStorage 1.5

During the summer the Open vStorage Team has worked very hard. With this new release we can proudly present: Feature complete OpenStack Cinder Plugin: our Cinder Plugin has been improved and meets the minimum features required to be certified by the OpenStack community. Flexible cache layout: in 1.5.0 you have the capability to easily configure multiple SSD devices for the different caching purposes. During the setup you can choose which SSD's to partition and then later when creating a vPool you can select which caching device should be used for read, write and…Read more …

OpenStack Online Meetup on Swift, VM Storage and OpenvStorage

Wim Provoost, Product Manager of Open vStorage, was asked to host a live webinar for OpenStack Online Meetup. OpenStack Online Meetup is the #1 online community for OpenStack contributors and users. During their weekly Google Hangout sessions they feature various OpenStack speakers. The sessions are intended for technical OpenStackers and tend to deep-dive into technology. The Open vStorage talk discusses how you can use OpenStack Swift, the Object Storage project within OpenStack, as primary storage for a Virtual Machine environment. In case you missed the live session, you can watch the recorded version…Read more …

Like maintaining a single storage platform isn’t hard enough ….

In our last blog post we discussed the Open vStorage Cinder Plugin. We had some people ask whether this means that you can now use Swift directly as primary storage for Virtual Machines. The short answer is: YES! A traditional OpenStack setup looks like the below reference architecture. You have Nova which provisions the VM. Cinder is providing block storage and Glance provides the image to deploy the VM. Swift is also used but only as repository for images and backups. You can use Cinder natively but this isn't high available and isn't…Read more …

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 …

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 …