Past Meetup

OpenStack and Cinder (Block Storage)

This Meetup is past

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The fine folks at Indy Hall have offered up their space. Thanks guys!

Come to the door at 22 N 3rd St, the one with the Indy Hall logo on it.Use the buzzer to the right of the door and dial #001 to be let in. Walk into the space and follow it to the left once the room gets wide. The event space will be on the left.

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.

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