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SolidFire Deepens Block Storage Support Ahead of OpenStack Summit Hong Kong

OpenStack Block Storage leader adds support for latest Havana storage features along with deeper Nebula integration, Red Hat certification and Mirantis interoperability

OpenStack Summit - Hong Kong, November 04, 2013

SolidFire, the leader in all-SSD storage systems designed for next generation data centers, today announced expanded integration leadership and deeper ecosystem support within OpenStack. With the latest Havana release, SolidFire continues to deliver the deepest and broadest support for the OpenStack Block Storage project. Delivering complete API support for all of the latest block storage functionality included in Havana, newly supported features in this release include volume extension capability, more flexible volume/tenant management features and a Cinder backup service option.

“Havana is an important release milestone for the OpenStack community and SolidFire”, said John Griffith, Lead OpenStack Developer & Cinder PTL for SolidFire. “Continuing to improve the quality and stability of the platform while adding important features and cross-ecosystem integrations is exactly what is needed to deliver OpenStack to a broader set of customers.”

In addition to the most comprehensive coverage of the block storage APIs, SolidFire is also delivering deeper integrations with leading OpenStack distributions including Mirantis, Nebula, Rackspace Private Cloud and Red Hat.

  • Mirantis Interoperability. SolidFire has validated interoperability between the Mirantis OpenStack platform and SolidFire’s OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) Driver. The two companies will build off this initial effort with enhanced integration in future Mirantis OpenStack releases.
  • Nebula Integration. Through deeper integration efforts customers can now seamlessly provision SolidFire’s block storage directly within the Nebula One compute platform.
  • Rackspace Private Cloud Certification. Rackspace has tested and verified SolidFire driver functionality with a Rackspace Private Cloud. Streamlined configuration can be found here.
  • Red Hat Certification. The SolidFire driver implementing the Block Storage (Cinder) API has been certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3. More information can be found here.

“Customers are demanding better, more scalable and highly available storage options for their OpenStack infrastructure”, said Boris Renski, Co-Founder & EVP, Mirantis. “With this initial phase of our partnership, our customers now have validated interoperability between Mirantis OpenStack and SolidFire’s leading scale-out block storage architecture.”

“The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Certification provides a framework for solution validation and assurances that the solutions will deliver ongoing value to our customers,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. “We are delighted to add SolidFire’s driver to the ranks of solutions that have been certified against Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, as these solutions bring choice and the full power of our broad OpenStack ecosystem to customers.”

The SolidFire team will be attending and speaking at the OpenStack Summit this week in Hong Kong. Come see them present on November 5 at 3:40 pm, Software Defined Storage and also on November 7 at 5:20 pm, iWeb Delivers QoS thru OpenStack Cinder. To schedule a meeting with the SolidFire team during the event please contact us.

Following the OpenStack Summit, SolidFire and Solinea will host a live webinar, “Building OpenStack Block Storage into your Cloud Infrastructure Strategy” on November 19th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT. Register here for the live webinar.

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