OpenStack Summit: CloudByte Now Integrates with OpenStack Block Storage
Vendors are wasting no time in unveiling their news at the OpenStack Spring Summit in Portland, Oregon. One of the first bits of news out of the gate at the conference, which kicked off yesterday, is CloudByte's announcement regarding integration with OpenStack Block Storage.
Vendors are wasting no time in unveiling their news at the OpenStack Spring Summit in Portland, Ore. One of the first bits of news out of the gate at the conference, which kicked off yesterday, is CloudByte‘s announcement regarding integration with OpenStack Block Storage.
CloudByte is a provider of a cloud-based shared storage platform that the company expanded globally to markets in Asia in November 2012. The company’s goal is to provide guaranteed quality of service to every application from the shared storage platform.
Now CloudByte is throwing its support behind OpenStack and riding the open source wave. It unveiled new driver for the Cinder framework that enables cloud services providers to provision QoS-aware CloudByte storage volumes directly from OpenStack clients and APIs.
CloudByte is demonstrating its new integration today the conference, so if it’s of interest and you’re in attendance, you can see for yourself what the company has developed.
“The development of the ElastiStor driver for OpenStack is an important milestone for us as we integrate deeper with the open source computing platform,” said Felix Xavier, CloudByte’s founder and CTO, in a prepared statement. “This integration follows our recent VMware and Citrix certifications and development of the vCenter plugin, reinforcing our commitment to easily integrate our storage solutions within cloud service providers’ ecosystems. Unlike legacy storage solutions, ElastiStor is architected for today’s cloud environments and allows cloud service providers to host performance-sensitive applications without creating any dedicated storage silos.”
For cloud services providers, the new OpenStack Block Storage Cinder driver enables the use of the OpenStack platform to create, snapshot and manage CloudByte storage volumes using either the Cinder API or the OpenStack Horizon client. CloudByte noted the volumes can be configured in terms of capacity and IOPS.