Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Most options for OpenStack integrated storage solutions aspire to offer scalability, but often lack the features and performance needed for efficient and cost-effective cloud deployment at scale. NetApp platforms integrated with OpenStack avail a unique combination of advanced storage efficiency, integrated data protection, and non-disruptive operations with the ability to scale while preserving performance.

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help our customers accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Our dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

With NetApp, organizations can lower risk and enable a broad spectrum of cloud SLAs by combining the power and ingenuity of OpenStack cloud management with proven data integrity and fully-developed storage provisioning, data protection, and efficiency.

By leveraging the power of the NetApp SolidFire or NetApp ONTAP systems, enterprise organizations and service providers can build a cloud storage platform with an agile data infrastructure that delivers high-performing, efficient, and scalable open-source cloud services. NetApp provides storage platforms that enable quick deployment, nimble reaction to change with the ability to scale.

With capabilities such as self-healing and integrated data protection for backup and disaster recovery, NetApp solutions are enterprise proven and help reduce risk for OpenStack cloud deployments. A global network of service provider partners already have deployed hundreds of high-SLA cloud services built on NetApp with over a billion users worldwide.

Because NetApp technology is integrated with OpenStack Block Storage Service, OpenStack Shared File System Service, OpenStack Object Storage Service, OpenStack Image Service and OpenStack Compute Service, users can build on this proven and highly scalable storage platform to optimize their private and public cloud architectures by reducing risk and increasing efficiency.

This document intends to describe the application of NetApp capabilities to enable production OpenStack deployments. In particular, it’s meant to address the needs of system architects, system administrators, and storage administrators who are investigating the use or deployment of OpenStack.

Authors and Contributors

Rushi Agrawal, Sajid Akhtar, Tom Barron, Jon Benedict, David Blackwell, Bob Callaway, Robert Esker, Chuck Fouts, Jim Holl, Eric Johannes, Andrew Kerr, Clinton Knight, Yogesh Kshirsagar, Sumit Kumar, Alex Meade, Chad Morgenstern, Jon Olby, Goutham Pacha Ravi, Akshai Parthasarathy, Jose Porrua, Michael Price, Mike Rooney, Dustin Schoenbrun, Navneet Singh, Stan Skelton, Tim Snider, Ben Swartzlander, Marty Turner, Jenny Yang