1OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Gains Nine New Capabilities
By Sean Michael Kerner
2Ironic Brings Bare-Metal Servers to OpenStack
The Ironic project now enables OpenStack cloud administrators to deploy and manage workloads on bare-metal server infrastructure.
3Erasure 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.
4OpenStack 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.
5Federated 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.
6Glance Image Store Scales Up
The OpenStack Glance service in Kilo now has the ability to make use of multiple containers for storing images.
7Cinder Block Storage Now Supports Encrypted Volume Backups
OpenStack Kilo introduces new encrypted volume backup capability for the Cinder block storage service.
8Trove Adds New Data Stores
The OpenStack Trove database-as-a-service project gains guest manager support for Vertica, DB2 and CouchDB.
9OpenStack 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.
10Improved 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.