[openstack-dev] [all] [tc] [PTL] Cascading vs. Cells – summit recap and move forward

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Fri Dec 12 18:28:40 UTC 2014

On 12/12/2014 11:06 AM, Andrew Laski wrote:
> On 12/12/2014 09:50 AM, Russell Bryant wrote:
>> On 12/11/2014 12:55 PM, Andrew Laski wrote:
>>> Cells can handle a single API on top of globally distributed DCs.  I
>>> have spoken with a group that is doing exactly that.  But it requires
>>> that the API is a trusted part of the OpenStack deployments in those
>>> distributed DCs.
>> And the way the rest of the components fit into that scenario is far
>> from clear to me.  Do you consider this more of a "if you can make it
>> work, good for you", or something we should aim to be more generally
>> supported over time?  Personally, I see the globally distributed
>> OpenStack under a single API case much more complex, and worth
>> considering out of scope for the short to medium term, at least.
> I do consider this to be out of scope for cells, for at least the medium
> term as you've said.  There is additional complexity in making that a
> supported configuration that is not being addressed in the cells
> effort.  I am just making the statement that this is something cells
> could address if desired, and therefore doesn't need an additional
> solution.

OK, great.  Thanks for the clarification.  I think we're on the same
page.  :-)

Russell Bryant

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