Liberty release is out https://www.openstack.org/software/liberty/ and as always there are new capabilities and enhancements across all the projects along with stabilization and optimization of the code. In this blog we will walk through what EMC has contributed to OpenStack both from product and core features as part of Liberty release into Cinder and Manila. To refresh Cinder is the block storage service and Manila is the Shared File Service
Before we get into the EMC part here are the key features that came into Liberty for Cinder and Manila.
On the EMC front in addition to contributing towards our product drivers support for OpenStack, EMC has been doing core contribution to various projects like Cinder, Manila, and Barbican and are core members on the projects. We have been contributing to OpenStack since the Grizzly release and our contributions from commits, bug resolution, blueprints, lines of code, documentation etc has been increasing every release and will continue to do so for future releases as well. EMC is vested in OpenSource and contributing to the OpenStack community is high up on the list.
Shown below are some of core contribution that EMC has done in Liberty release related to Cinder and Manila projects.
• Non-disruptive backup :
• Clone Consistency Group API :
• Oversubscription in thin provisioning :
Next let’s take a look at the enhancements made to some of the EMC products in Liberty release wrt Cinder and Manila . One of the key addition is integration of ScaleIO cinder driver in Liberty upstream.
If you would like more details on each of the EMC Product drivers take a look in the Liberty configuration documents here: Volume drivers - OpenStack Configuration Reference - liberty
To summarize we looked at EMC contribution both from product drivers and core contribution in Liberty release. EMC will continue to:
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to the OpenStack community by contributing to OpenStack projects.
- Integrating our best-in-class Enterprise class storage products with OpenStack
- Work with Ecosystem partners to provide a total solution for Customers to deploy and operate an OpenStack Cloud.
If you happen to be attending the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo , October 27-30th 2015, visit us at the Booth P1 to learn more about our products and solutions that EMC has around OpenStack as well as new demonstrations.