OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Gains Nine New Capabilities

OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Gains Nine New Capabilities
Ironic Brings Bare-Metal Servers to OpenStack
Erasure Codes Land in OpenStack Swift Storage
OpenStack Nova Adds API Microversion Support
Federated Identity Moves OpenStack Closer to Planet Scale Cloud OS
Glance Image Store Scales Up
Cinder Block Storage Now Supports Encrypted Volume Backups
Trove Adds New Data Stores
OpenStack Data Processing Service Gains More Services
Improved IPv6 Network Support Lands in OpenStack Neutron
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OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Gains Nine New Capabilities

By Sean Michael Kerner

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Ironic Brings Bare-Metal Servers to OpenStack

The Ironic project now enables OpenStack cloud administrators to deploy and manage workloads on bare-metal server infrastructure.

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Erasure Codes Land in OpenStack Swift Storage

In the OpenStack Swift object storage component, initial support for erasure codes debuts in Kilo. The promise of erasure code deployment for storage is improved durability and data protection.

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OpenStack Nova Adds API Microversion Support

The OpenStack Nova compute project gets a major boost in the Kilo milestone with Nova API v 2.1. A key design principle with the new API is that it is backward-compatible with prior versions thanks in part to microversion support.

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Federated Identity Moves OpenStack Closer to Planet Scale Cloud OS

The OpenStack Keystone identity project takes a leap forward in Kilo and can now act as a federated identity provider, enabling multicloud interoperability.

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Glance Image Store Scales Up

The OpenStack Glance service in Kilo now has the ability to make use of multiple containers for storing images.

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Cinder Block Storage Now Supports Encrypted Volume Backups

OpenStack Kilo introduces new encrypted volume backup capability for the Cinder block storage service.

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Trove Adds New Data Stores

The OpenStack Trove database-as-a-service project gains guest manager support for Vertica, DB2 and CouchDB.

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OpenStack Data Processing Service Gains More Services

The OpenStack Sahara data processing service in Kilo now includes a number of updated plug-ins for new software versions, including MAPR, Apache Storm and Apache Hadoop 2.6.0.

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Improved IPv6 Network Support Lands in OpenStack Neutron

The OpenStack Neutron networking project benefits from enhanced IPv6 support with the inclusion of an IPv6 router capability that enables guest virtual machines to get global IPv6 addresses.

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