Filling Storage Gap Could Boost OpenStack Deployments

Not surprisingly, Hedvig views underlying storage issues as one reason an estimated one-quarter of production OpenStack clouds will stall in the coming year. “Storage is the weakest link that threatens to stall the whole OpenStack ecosystem from achieving maturity,” Whiteley argued, noting that the cloud platform only provides orchestration to storage. Hence, the startup maintains, software-defined storage is needed to boost OpenStack production deployments.

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Not surprisingly, Hedvig views underlying storage issues as one reason an estimated one-quarter of production OpenStack clouds will stall in the coming year. “Storage is the weakest link that threatens to stall the whole OpenStack ecosystem from achieving maturity,” Whiteley argued, noting that the cloud platform only provides orchestration to storage. Hence, the startup maintains, software-defined storage is needed to boost OpenStack production deployments.