Shrink the time, complexity, and risks of building and managing enterprise-class clouds.
The Nimble Storage driver for the OpenStack software platform ensures that your IT and DevOps teams can focus on providing value-added cloud services instead of on administrative tasks.
A turnkey solution for cloud service providers (CSPs) and enterprises, the Nimble OpenStack driver for block storage is fully integrated in the Nimble Storage Predictive Flash Platform. It enables a single array to deliver multiple service level agreements (SLAs). It provides backend storage for OpenStack. It supports Nova compute services, Cinder storage services, and Glance image services and repositories.
Advantages of the Nimble OpenStack driver for cloud services include:
- Host different applications and SLAs on a single array, with multiple storage service levels.
- Save implementation time, with automated storage provisioning and management. Even CSP customers can provision and deploy their own storage, change capacity levels and/or configurations, and create space-efficient snapshots and clones of storage volumes.
- Deploy image repositories and DevTest environments without adding capacity, using Nimble zero-copy cloning for Glance image services and volume cloning for DevTest.
- Host multiple customers securely on one array with Nimble multi-tenancy. Nimble arrays offer data separation on a per-tenant basis, using 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation and dedicated storage pools.
Nimble Storage Value in OpenStack
Nimble enables multiple storage service levels and provides backend storage for Openstack infrastructure.
Download Solution Brief: OpenStack (PDF).