Low-Latency Storage for OpenStack – And So Much More

What if you had block, file, and object storage wrapped into one storage system that’s easy to use and fully integrated with OpenStack? Quobyte has it all and more.

  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

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  Yahoo! Japan selects Quobyte as storage foundation for their OpenStack clusters · Read more  

Comprehensive Storage Solution for OpenStack

Block, file, and object storage, great performance, and efficient management at scale

OpenStack continues to be a demanding environment to set up and maintain. For all the benefits it delivers, there’s the cost of complexity. Still, OpenStack is one of today’s most widely used cloud frameworks in production. In order to truly succeed with the cloud operating system, a solid storage foundation is essential to ensure reliable, scalable, and flexible services with 24/ availability. Quobyte delivers on every single point and integrates fully with OpenStack.

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VIDEO

Yahoo! JAPAN: A Unified Storage Solution for a Large-Scale Private Cloud

At the OpenStack Summit 2018 in Berlin, Yahoo! JAPAN spoke about how they use Quobyte to expand their capabilities to leverage vast data stores – they routinely provide access support for over 90 million devices a day.

Watch the video and learn how embracing OpenStack and Quobyte as the foundation of their next generation platform has helped them meet these challenges and continue to be the most visited site in the country.

Complete

  • All-in-one: block storage (Cinder/Nova), object storage (S3), and file systems (Manila) in one storage system
  • Complete: Quobyte comes with built-in hardware management, monitoring, alerting, API and UI
  • Ready for production: self-managing, elastic, scalable, with checksumming, no single point of failure and split-brain safe

Powerful

  • Excellent performance: Quobyte’s block storage technology maximizes the effective performance of your storage hardware
  • Hyperconverged: you’ll be all set for shared compute-storage hosts
  • Versatile: our unique policy engine easily handles heterogeneous hardware platforms (HD and SSD)
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Fully Embedded into OpenStack

  • Drivers for Cinder, Nova, and Manila
  • Complete S3 interface with Keystone integration
  • Integrated with Keystone for easy management

Quobyte is part of all OpenStack distributions since the Kilo release. Backports to older versions are available.

Quobyte’s OpenStack Integration in Detail

Quobyte actively supports and contributes to OpenStack. Our certified drivers are part of all OpenStack distributions.

High-performance Block Storage

Cinder/Nova – High-performance Block Storage for VMs

Cinder and Nova provide Virtual Machine (VM) services and are at the heart of most OpenStack deployments.

Quobyte’s Cinder and Nova drivers allow the use of Quobyte’s high-performance block storage capabilities as a VM backend for OpenStack disk volumes. The OpenStack infrastructure then directly benefits from Quobyte’s fault-tolerance: if a compute host fails, persistent application state is stored across the infrastructure on Quobyte and VMs can be rescheduled on other compute hosts. As Quobyte also supports live migration, hosts can be drained for maintenance or load can be dynamically balanced with no downtime.

As Quobyte’s RAM usage is limited, it is entirely reasonable to run Quobyte storage servers on Nova compute hosts and thereby deploy a hyper-converged infrastructure. Quobyte also does not prescribe specific hardware configurations, and allows adapting the infrastructure to actual customer and application demands. The hardware platform does not need to be homogeneous, it can contain a mix of HDDs and SSDs and it can be dynamically extended without interrupting service.

Quobyte’s Cinder and Nova drivers are part of all OpenStack distributions starting with the Kilo release. Backports are available for Icehouse and Juno.

Manila File Storage

Manila – Versatile File Storage for Applications

Manila is the OpenStack component that manages file storage and is able to export file systems to Neutron networks and VMs. This way VMs can access application data on shared file systems.

Quobyte’s Manila driver makes any Quobyte file system volume available via NFS and automatically configures the access from Neutron networks. With Quobyte’s multi-tenancy capabilities, customer file system volumes live in their own namespaces.

Quobyte’s Manila driver is part of all OpenStack distributions starting with the Kilo release.

Keystone – Seamless System Management

Keystone is OpenStack’s module for managing users, groups, domains and roles. Especially Keystone’s multi-tenancy capabilities make OpenStack the infrastructure of choice for any service provider.

In particular, these multi-tenancy capabilities make OpenStack and Quobyte a perfect match. Quobyte has built-in multi-tenancy support for its file systems. This means that customers live in their own tenant namespace where they can create, delete and manage their own filesystems. Customers can authenticate with Quobyte’s UI using their Keystone credentials and manage their data.

Quobyte’s S3 proxies are also fully integrated into Keystone. This way customers can manage EC2 credentials via Keystone and are not further exposed to Quobyte’s S3 internals.

Case Study

Cloud service provider SysEleven opts for Quobyte’s storage capabilities to boost performance and ease workflow for their OpenStack deployment.

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Kubernetes and Container Infrastructures

Ever heard about the “infrastructure sandwich” – running Kubernetes to manage OpenStack to manage Kubernetes containers? Either way, be sure to swing by our containers page to find out about how to use Quobyte for container-native storage.