[Openstack] Why GlusterFS should not be integrated with OpenStack

Caitlin Bestler caitlin.bestler at nexenta.com
Tue Sep 10 14:42:17 UTC 2013

I'm an architect at Nexenta. So not surprisingly I fully agree that Gluster 
is a poor choice for storage in OpenStack.

However the real question is what criteria storage vendors should be judged 
by the project. These should be
clearly stated and easily verified. Once compliance is dealt with, judging 
the quality of specific solutions and
their suitability to specific needs is something that the end users should 
do, not the openstack project.

The Cinder project has set minimum standards for Volume Drivers for the 
Havana release. Those standards should be applied without debating their 
specifics for Gluster on the mailing list.

Storage vendors are used to dealing with certification processes. We know 
how to deal with rules that state your software must do X and Y by date Z.

I would be in full agreement, however, that OpenStack should not 
accommodate an API tailored to Gluster's unique architecture.
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