|Nexenta and OpenStack|
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As the global leader in OpenStorage, Nexenta is a proud supporter of OpenStack, and open approaches to the cloud. Today, NexentaStor is used today by hundreds of cloud service providers delivering EC2 and cloud compute services including KT, nScaled, MorphLabs, Hosting.com, LeaseWeb, and many more.
Nexenta is a leading supporter of the OpenStack initiative, which is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing a ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.
OpenStack has two important parts. OpenStack Compute (code-named Project Nova) is open source software designed to provision and manage large networks of virtual machines, creating a redundant and scalable cloud computing platform. It gives users the software, control panels, and APIs required to orchestrate a cloud, including running instances, managing networks, and controlling access by users and projects.
OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Project Swift) is open source software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of standardized servers to store petabytes of accessible data. It is not a file system or real-time data storage system intended to support collaboration on shared data sets, but rather a long-term storage system for a more permanent type of static data that can be retrieved, leveraged, and then updated if necessary. Primary examples of data that best fit this type of storage model are photo storage, email archive and other backup and archiving use cases.
Nexenta and OpenStack
Nexenta is contributing to, and investing in, OpenStack in the following areas:
Nexenta supports openness in clouds, as well as storage, and is committed to enthusiastically supporting efforts to keep the leading cloud stacks inter-operable.