Rootconf 2014

On devops and cloud infrastructure

GlusterFS as a storage option for Openstack

Submitted by Shilpa Mj (@shilpamj) on Thursday, 27 March 2014

Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate Status: Rejected


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.

Speaker bio

Currently working with Red Hat as a Quality Engineer with experience in opensource software testing. Interested in cloud computing and distributed filesystems.


  •   Ajey Gore (@ajeygore) 5 years ago

    Hey Shilpa,

    It will be interesting to include comparison with other distributed file systems


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