With the LINSTOR volume driver for OpenStack, Linux storage created in OpenStack Cinder can be easily provisioned, managed and seamlessly replicated across a large Linux cluster.
LINSTOR is an open-source storage orchestrator designed to deliver easy-to-use software-defined storage in Linux environments. LINSTOR uses LINBIT’s DRBD to replicate block data with minimal overhead and CPU load. Managing a LINSTOR storage cluster is as easy as a few LINSTOR CLI commands or a few lines of Python code with the LINSTOR API.
LINSTOR pairs with Openstack
OpenStack paired with LINSTOR brings even greater power and flexibility by enabling Linux to become your SDS platform. Replicate storage wherever you need it with simple mouse clicks. Provision snapshots. Create new volumes with those snapshots. LINSTOR volumes can then be paired with the right compute nodes just as easily. Together, OpenStack and LINSTOR brings tremendous potential to provide robust infrastructure with ease, all powered by open-source.
Data replicated with LINSTOR can minimize downtime and data loss. Running your cloud on commodity hardware with the native Linux features underneath provides the most flexible, reliable, and cost-effective solution to hosting customized OpenStack deployment anywhere.
In addition to storage management and replication, LINBIT also offers Geo-Clustering solutions that work with LINSTOR to enable long-distance data replication inside private and public cloud environments.
For a quick recap, please check out this video on deploying LINSTOR volumes with OpenStack’s Horizon GUI.
More information about LINBIT’s DRBD and LINSTOR visit:
For LINSTOR OpenStack Drivers
For LINSTOR Driver Documentation:
For LINBIT’s LINSTOR webpage: