The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Building Storage as a Service with OpenStack Cloud


OpenStack Swift and other open source storage technologies are moving quickly in bringing cloud-driven disruption to the traditional world of data storage. There are a lot of opportunities here, as well as misconceptions. Join a Mirantis OpenStack expert - Greg Elkinbard - to find out what actually works, and how to combine the different moving parts.


Storage as a Service (STaaS) using OpenStack cloud and other open source storage platforms can put  better scalability and accelerated deployment in reach, whether as part of your cloud deployment, or as a specialized functional service. The result – lower costs and fewer hassles. It also opens up new ways to do things more quickly (after all, a distributed ReST API lets you do things that would be a headache writing to a lower-level interface).


Find out how OpenStack cloud and open source can make STaaS an interesting alternative to traditional storage systems. This session will helpyou get smart about:

  • Key cloud storage use cases
  • Storage implementations in OpenStack
  • Making sense of open source storage platforms: Ceph, Swift, Lustre, and Gluster and more
  • Building Storage-as-a-Service
Los Angeles B
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 13:30 to 14:30