Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Coho Data Adds OpenStack Support to its Cinder Storage

Coho Data, which specializes in scale-out flash storage for the enterprise, announced support for OpenStack on DataStream and that the Coho Cinder driver is part of the OpenStack Mitaka released earlier this month. The goal is OpenStack block storage infrastructure that dynamically scales both performance and capacity in response to application demands.

Coho said its unique per-virtual machine (VM) visibility feature for VMware vSphere environments also supports OpenStack environments. It provides OpenStack VM instance level real-time performance analytics through both Coho’s REST API and web-based Management UI to help organizations simplify performance troubleshooting.

“Most enterprise storage systems stand as a stark counterexample to the operational efficiency and elasticity of infrastructure OpenStack is designed to achieve,” said Andy Warfield, CTO, Coho Data. “Coho’s Cinder integration brings a block storage solution that effortlessly scales on demand and that integrates deeply with datacenter networking to continuously adapt performance in response to workload demands. I’ve been excited to see our system used to build successful enterprise private cloud environments for OpenStack customers and I look forward to continuing to broaden our support for other OpenStack APIs as we continue to work with this community.”