[Openstack] why did openstack choose ceph (and not glusterfs)

John Griffith john.griffith at solidfire.com
Fri Jul 12 00:32:08 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Tom Fifield <tom at openstack.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Community Manager here - just confirming - "OpenStack" has not "chosen
> Ceph". Not sure where that information is coming from - got a blog link so
> we can fix any confusion? :)
> Regards,
> Tom
> On 12/07/13 10:23, Zippy Zeppoli wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I apologize if this email causes some kind of subjective ruckus, but
>> frankly I don't care (sorry etiquette) since it will resolve a
>> reasonable question that isn't clearly answered on the web.
>> Why did openstack choose ceph and not glusterfs. There doesn't seem to
>> be a lot of (good) information on how/why to choose one over the other,
>> and I'm sure most folks do a proof-of-concept to figure this out, but it
>> doesn't seem like a lot of information has been shared on the matter.
>> That being said, OpenStack is a large open source project that has
>> decided to use this storage platform (big decision). Why and how did the
>> technical architects for OpenStack come to this decision (blog post
>> would be awesome, wasn't able to find one Googling).
>> CheerZ
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Hi Zippy,

To be clear, OpenStack doesn't really "choose" at all.  In terms of Cinder
you have a choice, that could be the base LVM implementation, Ceph-RBD,
Gluster or any choice from a long list of supported/integrated backend
storage devices.

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