[openstack-dev] [freezer][tc] Seeking feedback on the OpenStack cloud vision
zbitter at redhat.com
Wed Oct 24 14:58:03 UTC 2018
Greetings, Freezer team!
As you may be aware, I've been working with other folks in the community
on documenting a vision for OpenStack clouds (formerly known as the
'Technical Vision') - essentially to interpret the mission statement in
long-form, in a way that we can use to actually help guide decisions.
You can read the latest draft here: https://review.openstack.org/592205
We're trying to get feedback from as many people as possible - in many
ways the value is in the process of coming together to figure out what
we're trying to achieve as a community with OpenStack and how we can
work together to build it. The document is there to help us remember
what we decided so we don't have to do it all again over and over.
The vision is structured with two sections that apply broadly to every
project in OpenStack - describing the principles that we believe are
essential to every cloud, and the ones that make OpenStack different
from some other clouds. The third section is a list of design goals that
we want OpenStack as a whole to be able to meet - ideally each project
would be contributing toward one or more of these design goals.
For the purposes of this document we can largely ignore the Freezer
guest agent, because we're only looking at cloud services. (To be clear,
this doesn't mean the guest agent is outside the scope of OpenStack,
just that it doesn't need to be covered by the vision document.) It
appears to me that the Freezer API is targeting the 'Built-in
Reliability and Durability' design goal: it provides a way to e.g.
reliably trigger and generally manage the backup process, and by making
it a cloud service the cost of providing that can be spread across
multiple tenants. But it may be that we should also say something more
specific about OpenStack's role in data protection. Perhaps y'all could
work with the Karbor team to figure out what.
If you would like me or another TC member to join one of your team IRC
meetings to discuss further what the vision means for your team, please
reply to this thread to set it up. You are also welcome to bring up any
questions in the TC IRC channel, #openstack-tc - there's more of us
around during Office Hours
(https://governance.openstack.org/tc/#office-hours), but you can talk to
us at any time.
Feedback can also happen either in this thread or on the review
If the team is generally happy with the vision as it is and doesn't have
any specific feedback, that's cool but I'd like to request that at least
the PTL leave a vote on the review. It's important to know whether we
are actually developing a consensus in the community or just talking to
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