[openstack-dev] [ironic] Disk Eraser

Devananda van der Veen devananda.vdv at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 03:02:22 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM, Robert Collins
<robertc at robertcollins.net>wrote:

> On 20 January 2014 18:10, Alan Kavanagh <alan.kavanagh at ericsson.com>
> wrote:
> > +1, that is another point Rob. When I started this thread my main
> interest was disk and then firmware. It is clear we really need to have a
> clear discussion on this, as imho I would not be supportive or lease
> baremetal to tenants if I can not guarantee the service, otherwise the cost
> of risking tenants to adverse attacks and data screening are far greater
> that the revenue generated from the service. When it comes to the tenants
> in our DC we consider all tenants need to be provided a guarantee of the
> baremetal service on the disk, loaders etc etc, otherwise its difficult to
> assure your customer.
> I think LXC/openVZ/Docker make pretty good compromises in this space
> BTW - low overhead, bare metal performance, no root access to the
> hardware.

Eg, when sized for single-instance-per-host, you'll get very similar
performance without the disk/firmware/etc security issues.

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