How Openstack stores data in the cloud with Cinder

Posted by bob on Mar 18, 2014 11:49 AM EDT
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Without solid storage, the data of the cloud lives only in the moment. Within OpenStack, storage comes in two flavors: object storage, which stores chunks of information, and block storage, which is more analogous to the traditional idea of a disk drive image. Block storage in OpenStack is handled by Cinder, which provides the infrastructure for managing volumes and sharing them with the other components in OpenStack.

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