The Block Storage Choice for OpenStack
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OpenStack and SolidFire »
To build an OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure, there is only one choice for block storage; SolidFire. No other vendor can combine the comprehensive integration behind a production ready OpenStack Block Storage deployment, with the performance and Quality of Service controls necessary for service providers to confidently host performance sensitive applications in a multi-tenant cloud.
The OpenStack Project »
Launched in 2010, OpenStack is open source software for building clouds. Created to drive industry standards, speed-up cloud adoption, and put an end to cloud "lock-in", OpenStack is a common, open platform for both public and private clouds. The open source cloud operating system enables businesses to manage compute, storage and networking resources via a self-service portal and APIs on standard hardware at massive scale.
OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) »
Architected to provide traditional block-level storage resources to other OpenStack services, Cinder is ideal for applications with performance-sensitive workloads. Different than the Swift object storage service, Cinder presents persistent block-level storage volumes for use with OpenStack Nova compute instances. The Cinder block storage service manages the creation, attaching, and detaching of these volumes between a storage system like SolidFire and different host servers. Key SolidFire-related features available in the OpenStack block storage (Cinder) service include:
Full SolidFire driver integration with latest OpenStack software release
Ability to set and maintain true QoS levels on a per-volume basis
Ability to create, snapshot, clone, and manage SolidFire volumes using OpenStack clients and APIs
Ability to run instances on a SolidFire volume
Enhanced boot from volume capabilities
Web-based API exposing all cluster functionality eliminates need for an arduous management layer/proxy in between OpenStack and the storage system
SolidFire integration with OpenStack block storage can be configured for production usage in less than a minute
Committed to OpenStack »
SolidFire has dedicated resources that drive real contributions to the OpenStack community. We deliver the industry's most comprehensive support for the Cinder block storage service. Going forward, we are focused on driving continued improvements in the Cinder block storage architecture to ensure it can exploit the most advanced next generation storage functionality.
What does this mean for you? »
If you are building an OpenStack-based cloud you can take comfort in the fact that SolidFire has unsurpassed knowledge of, and integration with, the block storage service (aka. Cinder) within OpenStack. For customers seeking guaranteed performance, high availability and scale for their cloud infrastructure, there is no better block storage option.
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