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GlusterFS as a storage option for Openstack
Submitted by Shilpa Mj (@shilpamj) on Thursday, 27 March 2014
To provide an overview of how GlusterFS, a distributed file system, can be integrated with Openstack components(Nova, Cinder and Glance) to act as storage backend and the configuration changes required to make it work. Talk about some of the use-cases and benefits of using GlusterFS with Openstack and also discuss how QEMU libgfapi integration helps here.
GlusterFS is an open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes and handling thousands of clients. GlusterFS clusters together storage building blocks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect, aggregating disk and memory resources and managing data in a single global namespace. It is based on a stackable user space design and can deliver exceptional performance for diverse workloads.
Currently working with Red Hat as a Quality Engineer with experience in opensource software testing. Interested in cloud computing and distributed filesystems.