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OpenSDS Launches ZEALAND Release, Providing Unified SDS Controller Framework and API

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OpenSDS Launches ZEALAND Release,

Providing Unified SDS Controller Framework and API

 

In collaboration with other global open-source communities, OpenSDS has launched the first release of its software codenamed “ZEALAND,” which provides users and developers with a service-oriented and software-defined storage (SDS) controller framework and standard APIs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2018 — The OpenSDS community has announced the release of the first OpenSDS software, codenamed “ZEALAND,” which provides a unified framework and APIs for end-to-end software-defined storage controller solutions. OpenSDS ZEALAND comprises two internal projects: Hotpot, the Controller Project, and Sushi, the Northbound Plugin Project. The Hotpot project provides users and developers with block storage service, which supports basic lifecycle management of volume/snapshot/attachment, discovery and registration of different types of storage systems, scheduling to storage backend by customer-defined profiles and more. The Sushi project provides the dynamic provisioner and FlexVolume plug-ins for Kubernetes.

“In the past, storage systems were difficult to manage, and users needed to rely on highly specialized storage administrators,” noted Steven Tan, chair of the OpenSDS TSC and Chief Architect at Huawei responsible for SDS planning and strategies. “This is finally changing, thanks to continuing efforts by storage vendors to make storage systems easier to use. However, the entire storage industry now faces new challenges brought on by cloud-enabled, service-driven development. To address these challenges, OpenSDS is improving the usability of existing storage by abstracting complex storage features so that they integrate seamlessly into cloud-native frameworks such as Kubernetes. This benefits our customers as advanced storage services can be easily enabled in a variety of cloud scenarios, regardless of whether they are using private, hybrid, or public clouds.”

What’s Next for OpenSDS

The OpenSDS community is preparing to start to work on its next version – OpenSDS ARUBA. The current release reflects the real-life requirements of the core members of the OpenSDS EUAC (End-User Advisory Committee). OpenSDS will also continue to work with other projects, such as OpenStack Cinder and Manila, as well as CNCF Container Storage Interface (CSI) to launch joint solutions. OpenSDS ARUBA is expected to be released in June, 2018. It provides a number of key storage service capabilities such as array and host-based replication, group snapshots and replication, and more plug-ins to support the northbound ecosystem.

“OpenSDS brings policy based, self-service storage provisioning and orchestration, which is ideal not only for cloud-native applications, but also fits well with traditional data centers and clouds,” said Rakesh Jain, an Architect and Researcher with IBM and vice-chair of the OpenSDS TSC. “We are working with various large users  to identify their pain points and addressing them in an open manner. The Zealand release is just a small step, we are well on our way to execute on the published roadmap to make storage as pain free as possible, in coordination with other open source projects.”

“The movement toward self-managed scalable infrastructure is firmly established in the industry and provides substantial improvement in operational efficiency for adopters. Achieving this vision requires revisiting nearly all aspects of data-center operations. The cross-vendor and cross-environment management capabilities provided by OpenSDS overcomes major barriers to adoption in existing data centers by allowing the unification of today’s virtual machine-oriented operating environments while anticipating the next generation of container-oriented operating environments” remarked Allen Samuels, R&D Engineering Fellow at Western Digital and member of OpenSDS TSC

About the OpenSDS Community

OpenSDS is the world’s first open source community centering on software-defined storage. It is dedicated to providing unified SDS controller framework and APIs for cross-cloud workloads. Currently, OpenSDS is supported by a number of leading storage vendors and carriers including Huawei, IBM, Hitachi, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, Western Digital, Vodafone, Yahoo! Japan, and NTT Communications.

The OpenSDS community welcomes anyone who is interested in helping to build the open standard for software-defined storage. It embraces suggestions and proposals from the open community members and developers, who help build comprehensive SDS solutions and API standards.

For more information, visit https://www.opensds.io/and https://github.com/opensds/.

OSS EU OpenSDS Mini Summit Agenda

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OpenSDS EUAC Meeting  Oct 24 1000-1200hrs (Steven, Cosimo, Yusuke, Kei) + Howard (2hrs)

  1. OpenSDS Requirements and Roadmap Discussion
  2. OpenSDS API
  3. Participation Discussions
  4. 2018 Event Planning
  5. Other topics?

Lunch 1200-1400hrs

OpenSDS Mini-Summit Oct 24 1400-1800hrs  (4hrs)

  1. Welcome and Self-Introductions – (15mins)
  2. OpenSDS Introduction – Steven (30mins)
  3. OpenSDS Projects Development and Demo Presentation – Howard (1hr)
  4. Break – 15mins
  5. OpenSDS End-User Presentations (guys, please give me the presentation titles)
  6. Vodafone – Cosimo Rossetti (30mins)
  7. Yahoo Japan – Yusuke Sato (30mins)
  8. NTT Communications – Kei Kusunoki (30mins)
  9. CSI Introduction – Yu Jie? Saad? (1hr)
  10. Open Discussions

DellEMC To Join Open Source OpenSDS Project To Advance Storage Interoperability

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Dell EMC to Join Open Source OpenSDS Project to Advance Storage Interoperability, Contribute Code

 

SAN FRANCISCO – December 19, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today welcomed Dell EMC to the OpenSDS Project. The OpenSDS community is forming to address software-defined storage integration challenges with the goal of driving enterprise adoption of open standards.

As part of its support for the open source project, Dell EMC is also contributing its first project to OpenSDS, the CoprHD SouthBound SDK (SB SDK), to help promote storage interoperability and compatibility. The SB SDK allows developers to build drivers and other tools with the assurance that they will be compatible with a wide variety of enterprise-class storage products.

The OpenSDS Project is comprised of storage users and vendors, including Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Oregon State University and Vodafone. The project will also seek to collaborate with other upstream open source communities such as Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Docker, OpenStack and Open Container Initiative.

“Dell EMC is a welcome addition to the OpenSDS Project and we look forward to its input,” said Cameron Bahar, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer of storage at Huawei. “We invite other vendors and enterprise customers to follow Dell EMC’s lead, and to join us in creating an open storage controller solution across cloud, containerized, virtualized and other environments, and make storage-as-a-service a reality.”

Join Dell EMC on Tuesday, December 20 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST/18:00 GMT for an introduction and architectural tour of the SB SDK, to be webcast live on YouTube. Dell EMC will demonstrate the current capabilities of the SB SDK and provide an overview of the project’s roadmap.

“As the first storage vendor to open source a software-defined storage controller, we’re very excited to join OpenSDS,” said John Mark Walker, Director of Product Management for Dell EMC. “We look forward to collaborating with customers, partners and other vendors to create open source tools and standards for storage interoperability.”

The OpenSDS technical community hosts discussions on a dedicated mailing list: tech-discuss@opensds.io. For more information about OpenSDS, please email info@opensds.io.

About The Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation Creates Open Controller For Software-Defined Storage

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The Linux Foundation Creates Open Controller for Software-Defined Storage

 

Launches OpenSDS Project to address storage management challenges and drive enterprise adoption

SAN FRANCISCO – November 8, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today is announcing it will host OpenSDS, a new open source project to address software-defined storage integration challenges and ultimately help drive enterprise adoption.

Storage management today is often overly complex and duplicative, with an assortment of plug-ins and competing software-defined storage controllers for each compute framework. The OpenSDS Project aims to radically simplify the state of storage by creating a common, open controller solution across cloud, containerized, virtualized and other environments.

The OpenSDS Project is comprised of storage users and vendors, including Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Oregon State University, Vodafone and Western Digital. The project will also help unite open source communities of interest such as Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Docker, OpenStack, and Open Container Initiative.

An initial prototype release is expected to be available Q2 2017 with a BETA release by Q3 2017. OpenSDS will leverage open source technologies, such as Cinder and Manila from the OpenStack community, to best enable support across a wide range of storage products. More details on technical roadmap and release cadence will be available in the coming months.

Supporting Comments

Fujitsu
The OpenSDS Project will be a driving force for a revolution of software-defined storage and its enterprise adoption. Fujitsu is looking forward to industry-wide collaboration in OpenSDS.”
Yoshiya Eto, VP of Linux Development Div., Fujitsu

Hitachi Data Systems
“Hitachi has a long and productive history of supporting the open source community and believes it’s good for the storage community to have an open SDS controller to manage mixed storage environments across virtualized, containerized and bare-metal environments. We look forward to engaging with the OpenSDS initiative via our deep OpenStack Community collaboration, support and customer deployments.”
Michael Hay, VP and Chief Engineer, Hitachi Data Systems

Huawei
“This is a key milestone in the storage industry, with major vendors coming together for the common good of our collective customers. OpenSDS will make it easier to utilize storage from any vendor using the same SDS control architecture across different environments. Our goal is to work with the open source community to deliver value to customers with an open SDS controller that simplifies management, promotes interoperability, and delivers Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS).”
Steven Tan, Chief Architect, SDS Management, Huawei

Western Digital
“Western Digital is committed to engaging with other industry leaders to simplify the complexities of deploying and managing infrastructure built on software defined storage architectures. We are delighted to join the OpenSDS project to bring popular virtualized, containerized and cloud technologies together under a common storage controller to help users focus more on their business and less on overcoming the complexities of managing infrastructure.”
Dave Tang, senior vice president and general manager for Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit

The OpenSDS technical community will host discussions on a dedicated mailing list: tech-discuss@opensds.io. For more information about OpenSDS or to learn how to participate, please email info@opensds.io.

 

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page:https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.