[openstack-dev] Announcing Ekko -- Scalable block-based backup for OpenStack

Sam Yaple samuel at yaple.net
Wed Jan 27 19:55:28 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 7:06 PM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> wrote:
> FWIW, the current governance model does not prevent competition. That's
> not to
> be understood as we encourage it but rather than there could be services
> with
> some level of overlap that are still worth being separate.
> What Jay is referring to is that regardless the projects do similar
> things, the
> same or totally different things, we should strive to have different APIs.
> The
> API shouldn't overlap in terms of endpoints and the way they are exposed.
> With all that said, I'd like to encourage collaboration over competition
> and I'm
> sure both teams will find a way to make this work.
> Cheers,
> Flavio

And to come full circle on this thread, I will point out once again there
is no competition between Ekko and Freezer at this time. Freezer is
file-level backup where Ekko is block-level backup. Anyone familiar with
backups knows these are drastically different types of backups. Those using
block-level backups typically won't be using file-level backups and
vice-versa. That said, even if there is no convergence of Freezer and Ekko
 they can still live side-by-side without any conflict at all.

As of now, Ekko and Freezer teams have started a dialogue and we will
continue to collaborate rather than compete in every way that is reasonable
for both projects.

Sam Yaple
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