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OpenStack and Cinder (Block Storage)

  • Dec 10, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • BWG Strategy Office


Denis Guyadeen

Denis Guyadeen

We setup a WebEx for those that cannot attend the Meetup tonight.­

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We’re looking forward to an open discussion with an introduction to the OpenStack block storage service and an opportunity to review and dive in to current features.

We’ll examine the differences between Block and Object storage, including the architecture and plugin model used in Cinder.

Finally we'll consider the importance of features like bootable volumes, multiple back-end configurations and how to expose vendor unique features through volume-types.

We'll try to have a running openstack setup with the latest code to show some examples of how to use some of the features we discuss.

Be sure to bring your questions!


John Griffith is a Senior Software Engineer at SolidFire, where his primary responsibility is driving the OpenStack Cinder Block Storage Project. John is an open source expert serving as the project team lead for Cinder. He leads the team to provide first-class
SolidFire product functionality and Quality of Service integration within OpenStack. John is also responsible for the development of a true Quality of Service storage appliance designed and built for the cloud.

He has significant software engineering experience, most recently serving as lead software engineer at HP. During his tenure, John focused on building large scale fibre channel SANS to continuously test and develop storage and lead the development on a Unified
Storage API.

holds a bachelor’s degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Kenneth H.

    For those who couldn't make it last night, we'll be broadcasting the same talk at the Connecticut meetup.

    Tonight's WebEx Information:

    Meeting URL:
    Meeting Number:[masked]
    Meeting Password: VirtualMeeting1

    Call-in toll-free number:[masked] (US)
    Call-in number:[masked] (US)
    Attendee access code:[masked]

    December 11, 2013

  • Masa K.

    Great session tonight! Thanks John and organizers.

    3 · December 10, 2013

  • Denis G.

    We setup a WebEx for those that cannot attend the Meetup tonight.

    December 10, 2013

  • John S.

    I would like to attend, but unfortunately cannot. Will the event be recorded, so that I can watch a replay of the event at a later date ?

    2 · November 15, 2013

  • Alex K.

    Looking forward to it!

    October 10, 2013

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