Choosing OpenStack private cloud storage
Getting the right mix of object and block storage ensures your cloud workloads get the best, most appropriate resources. Learn when to choose which in Aaron Delp’s March 17 webinar, “Getting it Right: OpenStack Private Cloud Storage.”

The amazing agility, flexibility, and power of cloud computing may have you asking how you can get cloud functionality and economics inside your own data center. Beyond making basic infrastructure improvements, you also may be looking to run IT like an internal service provider. This shift represents a fundamental transformation in how IT services are delivered.

 

Transitioning from legacy data center practices and architectures to those of the next generation cloud is no small undertaking.

 

The benefits of cloud are indisputable. Commodity servers and myriad networking choices have made choosing the right infrastructure relatively painless. Storage, however, can be a tricky, costly aspect of deploying a private cloud.

 

OpenStack supports both block and object storage. A variety of performance-focused primary storage and optimized secondary storage solutions are on the market, and they provide flexible, highly scalable storage services for OpenStack. However, choosing a single pooled storage system to consolidate three tiers of storage probably won’t set you up for success.

 

Curious about how to choose the right OpenStack storage for your private cloud? Join me for my upcoming webinar, “Getting it Right: OpenStack Private Cloud Storage” March 17th. Block and object storage complement each other well in OpenStack; I’ll explain how utilizing the right mix can help ensure your cloud workloads are getting the best, most appropriate resources.

 

Block or object storage for OpenStack? Why not both?

Attend the webinar to learn:

  • What workloads are best suited for performance-optimized block storage
  • What storage features are critical to the success of your OpenStack cloud
  • How and where to utilize complementary object storage

As the IT industry shifts from the classic monolithic and static operational models into the new era of dynamic, agile workflows of cloud computing, it’s time to look beyond traditional storage hardware architectures to those designed specifically for next generation applications and operations.

 

Register now! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Aaron Delp

Aaron is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFire, specializing in cloud based solutions, reference architectures, and customer enablement. In his vast experience in high tech, Aaron has been a leader in the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group; Cloud Field Enablement for VCE; in the management, orchestration, and automation products from VMware, Cisco, EMC, and CA Technologies; and has led the design and publication of the configuration of Cisco Unified Communications (UC) on the VCE Vblock Platform. Other past responsibilities include enabling a top 50 technology value added reseller (VAR), serving as the Data Center Practice Lead, and over 10 years at IBM.