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HP Storage and OpenStack news


CJZ headshot.jpegBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif

A couple weeks ago I had a couple of blog posts from our HP Converged Cloud Tech Day in Puerto Rico. One of the topics that we focused on was HP Storage and OpenStack.  Today we're making official that our HP Converged Storage portfolio, including HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual, now support OpenStack technology across both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols. 


If you didn't watch the video overview Sam Fineberg (Distinguished Technologist in HP Storage) gave about OpenStack, I highly recommend watching it.  The video is embedded in the blog post I pointed to above or you can watch it on YouTube. There's also an audio MP3 that you can download.  Let me summarize a few key points Sam discussed:


  • OpenStack VMs use block storage for boot volumes and additional storage volumes
  • Cinder is a pluggable interface for managing OpenStack block storage volumes. Cinder drivers integrate HP StoreVirtual and 3PAR StoreServ.
  • In Grizzly and beyond, support for additional storage devices and features are being added. 

Today we're announcing that HP submitted the blueprint for Fibre Channel connectivity with OpenStack's Grizzly platform which was accepted as a part of the OpenStack Cinder project.  HP delivered the Fibre Channel connectivity software to OpenStack and today marks its official release. 




You can read more about HP Storage and OpenStack in the Fact Sheet attachment. 


  • 3PAR
  • OpenStack
  • StoreServ
  • StoreVirtual
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I have worked at HP and now HPE for 32 years, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage.


Nice to see!! I only hope that Red Hat can update their stuff to Grizzly (or perhaps backport this) when they release their Openstack stuff. I think Red Hat will dominate the open stack space for a while at least among organizations that don't have signficant developer resources. They'll remove a lot of risk from operating an open stack environment.

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