"As is our confidence, so is our capacity."
Competing as a large cloud enterprise requires a reliable, scalable, and robust storage solution. The next generation of data centers aims to leverage the power of cloud storage. The storage infrastructure in the data center has been simplified by the means of software-defined storage. With OpenStack, managing storage through the software stack in the data center becomes easier. Additionally, OpenStack provides several storage types that need more understanding in order to make the right choice with regard to which storage solution will suffice for all the workload requirements.
The mission of this chapter is to make the readers self-confident about the design of their storage in the OpenStack environment. In this chapter, we will learn how to use Swift and Cinder. Additionally, we will introduce Ceph, a new cloud storage solution that is seamlessly integrated...