Speaking in Tech #109 – LIVE from the OpenStack Summit


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Speaking in Tech #109 – LIVE from the OpenStack Summit

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week is a special episode live from The OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. Greg hosted a panel discussion titled “Ask the Experts: Storage Considerations for OpenStack” with co-moderator Ken Hui from Rackspace and panelists Brian Gracely from EMC, Manju Ramanathpura from Hitachi Data Systems, John Griffith from SolidFire and PTL for the OpenStack Cinder project, Neil Levine from Inktank/Red Hat and Val Bercovici from NetApp.

This week we discuss:

  • Red Hat’s acquisition of Inktank and the future of Ceph (2:45)
  • The state of storage in OpenStack (4:30)
  • OpenStack and the commoditization of storage (5:20)
  • Value of hardware in OpenStack (7:20)
  • General purpose hardware and avoiding vendor lock-in (14:30)
  • Exposing features in OpenStack (19:35)
  • Challenges for storage in OpenStack (22:45)
  • Standards and vendor lock-in (31:05)