Object Storage vs. Block Storage: Which is Right for Your OpenStack Cloud?

When it comes to OpenStack, choosing the right storage for your cloud can be the hardest part of building out your environment. Every storage vendor has its own merits. Some excel in particular use cases, but maybe those use cases don’t match your reasons for deploying an OpenStack cloud. Maybe you already own some perfectly good storage and simply want to repurpose your existing investment. Whatever your situation, choosing the right storage so you get the performance, scale, and reliability you need can be daunting.

When it comes to OpenStack, choosing the right storage for your cloud can be the hardest part of building out your environment. Every storage vendor has its own merits. Some excel in particular use cases, but maybe those use cases don’t match your reasons for deploying an OpenStack cloud. Maybe you already own some perfectly good storage and simply want to repurpose your existing investment. Whatever your situation, choosing the right storage so you get the performance, scale, and reliability you need can be daunting.

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