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Hitachi and OpenStack: Working Together to Deliver Private Cloud Agility

Blog Post created by Hu Yoshida Employee on Oct 22, 2015


Next week, many of our Hitachi and Hitachi Data Systems engineers will be in Tokyo for the OpenStack Summit at the Grand Prince International Convention Center. By now, everybody has heard of OpenStack, an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a data center.


“The goals of the OpenStack initiative are to support interoperability between cloud services and allow businesses to build Amazon-like cloud services in their own data centers. OpenStack, which is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license, is often referred to in the media as "the Linux of the Cloud".”


OpenStack is built up from many different modules that cover IaaS.  Some of the main services are virtual machines/compute (Nova), object storage (Swift), block storage (Cinder), networking (Neutron), dashboard (Horizon), identity services (Keystone), image services (Glance), and orchestration (Heat). Hitachi Data Systems provides a Swift module for our HCP object store and a Cinder module for our block storage devices like our G1000 and Gx00 Unified storage. The biggest advantage that customers see with an OpenStack implementation is faster deployment of applications. Learn more and register to download our Drivers.


In the last OpenStack Summit in Vancouver one of our customers AVG Technologies, a computer security company from the Czech Republic, showed how staging their applications went from 10 days down to 15 Min with devops and OpenStack Heat. With the help of their service provider TCP Cloud, they were able to stand up 3 global data centers, which were pure OpenStack. They were also able to use their existing physical network and Hitachi Storage through Neutron and Cinder. At the end of the presentation, they were asked why they chose Hitachi Storage and the answer was Storage virtualization and Hitachi support. With storage virtualization, any storage that is virtualized behind the Hitachi Storage, can participate in OpenStack through the same Cinder module.




Next week’s summit in Tokyo will showcase Hitachi and OpenStack technology working together to support cloud solutions that provide choice and flexibility. Customers and partners will see how OpenStack enterprise adoption is advancing and the variety of ways Hitachi innovation and deep enterprise expertise help drive that adoption. Hitachi is proud to be a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation and to sponsor this important gathering for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. Here is a summary of Hitachi Data Systems’ presence at this summit.


Hitachi Sessions

▪      Sharing How To Deploy Multi-hypervisor Environments and Issues | Seiji Aguchi | Tuesday, October 27 | 12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Hakugyoku

▪      Ironic and Cinder Integration | Satoru Moriya | Wednesday, October 28 | 3:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. | Gyoko

▪      Efficient Image Management Using Cinder Volumes for Virtual and Bare Metal Machines | Tomoki Sekiyama, Mitsuhiro Tanino | Thursday, October 29 | 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Gyoko

▪      IaaS Solution for the Enterprise With OpenStack using ESX, KVM, Ironic, LPAR | Masaki Kimura, Albert Tan | Thursday, October 29 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | Marketplace Theater


Booth S20

Booth demos featuring OpenStack interoperability with Hitachi products and solutions

Booth Crawl Tuesday, Oct 27 6:00-7:00 pm