Sunday, May 3, 2015

HP Supports OpenStack Kilo for Cloud Computing

HP made multiple technical contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release, including new converged storage management automation and new flash storage technologies to support flexible, enterprise-class clouds.

HP said its storage contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release focus on two strategic goals: supporting application-centric, automated, converged storage management; and, helping make environments that use Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) server virtualization technology truly enterprise-ready.

These contributions enable the following new capabilities:

  • Evaluator Scheduler—improves management productivity and increases resource efficiency by automatically assigning storage resources to meet incoming requests based on workload requirements.
  • Adaptive Flash Cache—reduces the overall cost of delivering I/O-intensive workloads in cloud environments by allowing “flash caching”—the use of flash capacity as a virtual extension to storage system DRAM cache.
  • Thin Deduplication with Express Indexing—drives up capacity utilization and increases the life of flash drives used for virtualized workloads by 75 percent via data compaction using inline, block-level deduplication.
  • Manila files services—allows HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage to serve both block and file workloads in open cloud and hybrid environments using a single, cost-optimized pool of storage that occupies one third less space.

“Enterprises today struggle with the ‘all-in-one’ cloud model because they don’t use a single operating system or database software or management tool,” said Eileen Evans, HP Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Software, Cloud, and Open Source. “HP’s approach is to support a flexible hybrid cloud infrastructure with open source technologies as its core DNA, and this includes a commitment to supporting OpenStack technology at the storage layer.”

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1970852#.VUb2qSH49_A

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