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Make Multi-Cloud Storage A Reality

OpenSDS Bali provides multi-cloud data control with a single S3 object REST API across AWS S3, Azure Blob, and Ceph S3 gateway

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.


Upcoming Events

OpenSDS's first meet-up in China

  • Heavyweight enterprises will gather together, such as China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei, Intel, and IBM.
    Trendy technologies will be shared, such as multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, NVMeoF, distributed storage, and SDS.

Thursday Nov. 15, 6:00 pm

Starbucks, Joy City Shopping Mall,

Xizang Road, Shanghai

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OpenSDS Mini Summit Copenhagen at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018


OpenSDS Mini-Summit Copenhagen Opening

Steven Tan (VP & CTO Cloud Storage Solution, Huawei)


Reliable Storage for HA, DR, Clouds and Containers

Philipp Reisner (CEO LINBIT)


What Is The Container Storage Interface (CSI)

Saad Ali (Senior Software Engineer, Google Co-Author of CSI)


Managing and Protecting K8S Persistent Volumes

Xing Yang (Principal Architect,Huawei)


How to Install and Use OpenSDS

Xing Yang (Huawei)


OpenSDS Interplay

Howard Huang (Huawei)


OpenSDS Mini-Summit Copenhagen Contribution

Sean McGinnis


OpenSDS Swordfish

Richelle Ahlvers


Data Mobility for Hybrid Cloud

Kei Kusunoki (NTT)


OpenSDS Aruba Release __ Integration with Openstack and Containers

Rakesh Jain (Researcher & Architect,IBM Research)


Storage Intelligence

Allen Samuels (R&D Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Western Digital)


Storage Design & Operations for Hyperscale Environment

Yusuke Sato (Yahoo Japan Corporation)


Other Past Events

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

Tuesday May 1, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bella Congress Center

Copenhagen, Kobenhavn S2300 Denmark

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OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2018

May 21-24, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre West

1055 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3


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LC3 China 2018

June 25-27, 2018

China National Convention Center

Beijing, China

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OSCON Portland 2018

Jul 18-19, 2018

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Portland, Oregon 97232


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Flash Memory Summit 2018

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SNIA Storage Developer Conference 2018

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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

Jay Bryant

Lenovo, Cloud Storage Lead

Shinya Hamano

Fujitsu, Lead Engineer

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

Yuji Yazawa


Cosimo Rossetti


Kei Kusunoki

NTT Communications

Wim Jacobs

KPN, Senior Architect

Shinya Tsunematsu

GMO Pepabo, Chief Technical Lead

Join Now


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