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Mastering OpenStack

By : Omar Khedher
Book Image

Mastering OpenStack

By: Omar Khedher

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering OpenStack
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Extending OpenStack – Advanced Networking Features and Deploying Multi-tier Applications


In this chapter, we covered a vast topic pertaining to storage in OpenStack. By now, you should be more familiar with the different storage types. We delved into a variety of aspects of Swift as a former object storage solution for OpenStack.

Moreover, you should now be comfortable moving beyond the block storage component for OpenStack. You will be able to understand what fits better in your storage design against Cinder. We discussed the different use cases for the OpenStack storage solutions and picked up an example from the many possibilities. You should now be able to take into consideration several factors such as filesystem, storage protocol, storage design, and performance.

Finally, the last section of this chapter talked about how one can mix and deploy a block, object, and filesystem storage in a system called Ceph. Thus, thanks to its APIs, you can seize the wide range of opportunities that are provided by OpenStack. On the other hand, making the right decision for your...