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January 2016

OpenStack: The essential guide

Sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com

This guide looks at how OpenStack Cinder, OpenStack Swift and OpenStack Manila handle storage, and weighs up how OpenStack compares to VMware

Table Of Contents

  • OpenStack Cinder: Block storage on the open-source cloud platform – OpenStack Cinder 101: The fundamentals of Cinder, how it is implemented, how to provision it, how it works with third-party storage arrays, its features and more
  • OpenStack Swift 101: The object store for OpenStack apps – We run the rule over the OpenStack Swift object storage architecture, its key components, how it achieves resiliency, and the data protection methods in use and development
  • OpenStack Manila: File access storage for the open-source cloud – OpenStack Manila is the file level access method in development by the open-source cloud platform. What is it, how does it work and when will it be ready?
  • VMware vs OpenStack: How they handle storage – The opportunities and challenges presented by the two virtualisation environments when it comes to storage, backup and disaster recovery