Storage across datacenters

Wim Provoost, Product Manager of Open vStorage, gave a vBrownBag TechTalk at the OpenStack Summit in Austin about OpenStack storage across datacenters. In this talk he discusses the problems encountered by the Open vStorage team and solutions they applied to build a scalable, block storage cluster across 5 datacenters in the US.Read more …

I like to move it, move it

The vibe at the Open vStorage office is these days best explained by a song of the early nineties: I like to move it, move it ~ Reel 2 Reel While the summer time is in most companies a more quiet time, the Open vStorage office is buzzing like a beehive. Allow me to give you a short overview of what is happening: We are moving into our new, larger and stylish offices. The address remains the same but we are moving into a completely remodeled floor of the Idola business center. Next…Read more …

Meet the team at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver!

As last year, the Open vStorage team will attend the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. Who would want to miss the success stories of OpenStack in the field, the new developments and many interesting sessions for OPS and developers? Not this team! In case you want to meet us, locate booth T21 on the show floor or scan the summit for someone with a blue shirt with the Open vStorage logo on the back. We will be there with a whole bunch of people so whether you want to discuss business, operations, deep technical…Read more …

Open vStorage US Roadshow Q2

After the successful first Open vStorage Roadshow, we decided to do a second US Roadshow. You can meet us during one of the following Meetups in the US: Thursday Apr. 16 (Santa Clara, CA): Register here Monday Apr. 20 (Menlo Park, CA): Register here Wedndesday Apr. 22 (Morrisville, NC): Triangle OpenStack Meetup - Register here During these meetups we will discuss what Open vStorage exactly does and the latest developments around the project such as how to set up Open vStorage in a HyperConverged fashion on local disks and the new metadata server…Read more …

2015, the Open vStorage predictions

The end of 2014 is near so it is time to look forward and see what 2015 will have to offer. Some people say there's no point in making predictions and that it's not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in storage land. Allow us to prove these people wrong by sharing our 2015 storage predictions*: Acceleration of (hyper-)converged platforms Converged platforms are here to stay. Converged solutions are even the fastest growing segment for large storage vendors. But it will be players like Open…Read more …

Open vStorage Q1 US Roadshow

OpenStack started to gain momentum in 2014 but will really kick off in 2015. Gartner has put software-defined storage in its top 10 technology trends for 2015. The amounts of data will continue to grow as the Internet of Things is unfolding before our eyes. As Open vStorage is in the middle of OpenStack and storage,  2015 will be the year of Open vStorage. To kick off the year in style we are doing a US Roadshow in cooperation with local OpenStack User Groups. We had to make some heartrending decisions and  disappoint some groups…Read more …

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 …

Online Meetup: How does OpenStack Swift play with Open vStorage?

On Tuesday November 25th (09:00 AM PST), you can join the OpenStack Online Meetup community for a conversation between Swift's Program Technical Lead John Dickinson and Wim Provoost of Open vStorage as they discuss OpenStack storage and how their respective projects work together. They both had presented before and those were some of the most popular meetups. You can see Wim's episode here. This time they will be talking with both together about how Open vStorage can provide a block interface on top of OpenStack Swift. You can register here to be part…Read more …

Open vStorage and OpenStack – the Storage Switzerland take

Open vStorage is HyperFast storage for OpenStack Virtual Machines. SSDs and PCIe Flash cards inside the hosts are used as Tier 1 storage while OpenStack Swift, Ceph, or any S3 compatible object storage solution is used as Tier 2 storage. George Crump and Charlie Hodges from Storage Switzerland and our own Wim Provoost discussed the OpenStack Open vStorage relation during a 12 minute podcast. Some of the questions that are raised and answered in this podcast: What is Open vStorage? Which problems is Open vStorage trying to solve? Why does Open vStorage focusses…Read more …

Meet Open vStorage in Paris or Frankfurt!

Open vStorage is an open-source project which is supported by a spirited community. Without this community Open vStorage would not be the success it is today. To boost that community, CloudFounders (the sponsor behind Open vStorage) will be hosting an Open vStorage booth at following events: Powering the Cloud, 28-29 October, Frankfurt, Germany OpenStack Paris Summit 2014, 3-5 November, Paris, France We would like to welcome on our booth contributors, users and supporters. In case you would like to discuss things with the team or have burning questions, we are there for you.…Read more …