CAStor® for OpenStack™ beta
Enterprise-Ready Object Storage integrated into the OpenStack Platform
CAStor for OpenStack beta enhances the standard OpenStack Swift object servers by integrating CAStor®, our enterprise-ready object storage engine. The integration maintains OpenStack Swift accounts, containers, authentication and access controls enabling seamless integration of CAStor with OpenStack's compute and imaging components.
CAStor for OpenStack gives organizations an option to include a more robust, fully supported object store while still benefiting from the progress the OpenStack community is achieving.
Enterprise Required Feature Comparison
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Why use CAStor Object Storage?
The CAStor boot image contains the appliance OS, server code and boots directly on bare metal from a USB key or from a network using PXE. The process is straightforward, simple and no software is written to a hard drive, which means drives are symmetric, interchangeable and any type or size of drives can be used.
Automated Management and Maintenance
CAStor includes unrivaled automation for management and maintenance that enables plug-and-play expansion, instant provisioning, automated storage balancing and no-downtime hardware retiring and upgrades. One system administrator without specialized storage expertise can easily manage multiple petabytes of storage.
A health monitor continuously checks data integrity, cardinality (number of copies), and hardware status. If an issue is detected, all available servers in CAStor aid in the recovery. This means that recovery times decrease the larger the CAStor object store grows which reduces exposure to data integrity issues.
Governance and Compliance
Policy-based replication and duration can be set per object and is automatically enforced. Users also have the option to leverage Caringo Content Router to enable high availability options to safeguard data by mirroring between object stores powered by CAStor in one or many distributed locations.
Significant Savings in Disk Utilization
CAStor utilizes up to 98% of disk capacity by removing the inefficiencies of file systems. Enterprise-grade integrity can also be achieved with as little as 2 replicas, saving over 30% in hard drive costs and data center space when compared to Swift.
Adaptive Power Consumption
CAStor includes patent-pending adaptive power conservation technology – Darkive™ – that monitors storage system operations and automatically spins down disks and reduces CPU utilization. Darkive can save up to 35% in power and cooling costs when factored into the overall storage infrastructure.
You can download everything you need to install CAStor for OpenStack beta and a free, full-featured 2 TB CAStor license by registering for a Caringo Connect account. Once you have your account, login and click on 'CAStor for OpenStack'. Then follow the instructions on how to download and install the software.
CAStor for OpenStack Requirements
- CAStor Software – download available at Caringo Connect
- CAStor for OpenStack – download available at Caringo Connect
- OpenStack Diablo Release – download available at OpenStack.org
- Caringo offers integration and technical support via e-mail or telephone with knowledgeable support staff through caringo.support.com.