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Connecting The Dots

OpenSDS is software-defined storage control, connecting enterprise, commodity, and cloud storage to cloud native and traditional IT environments.

What is OpenSDS?

OpenSDS is an open source community working to address storage integration challenges, particularly in scale-out cloud native environments with heterogeneous storage platforms.

OpenSDS Goals

Standardized open software, services, and application framework
  • No vendor lock-in
  • Not under the control of a single or small group of companies
  • Accelerate development with shared components

Designed for real world use with requirements from real end-users
  • Solve common end-user pain points
  • Optimize storage operations and utilization
  • Deploy in traditional or cloud-native environments

Enable an ecosystem of ‘OpenSDS Ready’ suppliers
  • Mix and match ‘OpenSDS Ready’ hardware, software, UI, services, and apps
  • Hit the ground running with new projects

Stuffs We Are Developing

Storage Orchestration
Policy-based storage orchestration for data protection, replication, lifecycle, tiering and migration

Storage Intelligence
Standardized storage metrics for monitoring, analytics and machine learning

Storage Multi-Cloud
Single multi-cloud control with policies for data storage on premise and in different public clouds

Work In Progress


The Northbound Plug-ins Project

Common plug-ins to enable OpenSDS storage services for cloud and application frameworks


The Storage Controller Project

Single control for block, file, and object services across storage on premise and in clouds

End User Community

OpenSDS End User Community is growing, and includes global companies that are committed to adopting and accelerating storage innovations for the cloud-native era.


OpenSDS Mini Summit Copenhagen is an all-day educational event co-located event at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018

Tuesday May 19:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bella Congress Center

Copenhagen, Kobenhavn S2300 Denmark

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OpenSDS Mini Summit Prague at Open Source Summit Europe 2017


Technical Steering Committee

The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is the primary decision making forum for OpenSDS projects and serves to set the overall technical direction and strategy for OpenSDS.

Steven Tan, Chairman

VP & CTO Storage Cloud Solution, Huawei

Rakesh Jain, Vice-Chair

Research Engineer and Architect, IBM Research

Allen Samuels

R&D Engineering Fellow, Western Digital

Anjaneya “Reddy” Chagam

Chief SDS Architect, Intel

End User Advisory Committee

The End User Advisory Committee (EUAC) is to assist and support the OpenSDS community in its objectives by providing technical and strategic guidance real-world storage challenges

Yusuke Sato

Yahoo Japan

Yusuke Sato

Yahoo Japan

Cosimo Rossetti


Kei Kusunoki

NTT Communications


Dell-EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Western Digital, Vodafone, Yahoo Japan, NTT Communications, Toyota, Oregon State University
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Join the OpenSDS community by contributing, GitHub or Slack and following us on social media


Join as an end-user organization and be part of our End-User Advisory Committee

Solution Providers

Join as a solution provider and be part of our Technical Steering Committee