[Openstack] Announcing Manila Project (Shared Filesystems Management)

Caitlin Bestler caitlin.bestler at nexenta.com
Thu Sep 26 23:30:36 UTC 2013

On 9/24/2013 5:50 PM, Swartzlander, Ben wrote:
> I'm proud to announce the official launching of the Manila project.
> Manila is a new service designed to do for shared filesystems what
> Cinder has done for blocks storage. The project provides a vendor
> neutral API for provisioning and attaching filesystem-based storage such
> as NFS, CIFS, and hopefully many other network filesystems. The actual
> code is heavily based on Cinder. The project has been under development
> for quite some time and is now on StackForge and ready for contributions
> from the wider community.
> Our project page is here: https://launchpad.net/manila
> We hold weekly meetings on Thursdays at 15:00 UTC in
> #openstack-meeting-alt. You can also find us more or less any time in
> #openstack-manila.
> thanks,
> Ben Swartzlander (bswartz)
> NetApp, Inc.

This project looks to be off to a solid start. Providing file as well as
object and block is really needed to provide complete storage services
for OpenStack.

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