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I wanted to familiarize myself with OpenStack today, as usual, I built out a mindmap of OpenStack.  It is interesting that in they have a current release of Austin out and are on track to deliver the Bexar release in early February with the Cactus release coming just 2 shorts months later in April.  Even more interesting is that Rackspace is committed to deploying the Cactus release on their own servers.

On a similar note, it is suggested the filesystem used be XFS, you know, the old filesystem left over from SGI and donated to the open source community.

Open Stack.png

I didn’t have an opportunity today, but I really want to take a harder look at the architecture in Object Storage.  From what I can discern, Cloudfiles is built on top of Object Storage with CDN capabilities.  On a lighter note, I saw folks on Twitter were having CDN issues because they were using Google DNS server or OpenDNS servers instead of their local ISPs DNS servers… woops!!  An inherent by-design flaw in most CDN implementations…

Also, Amazon just upped the game announcing an S3 block size limit of 5TB.

Current logical view of Object Storage I made while messing around with Omnigraffle – not my best work:

OpenStack Objects Architecture.png

 

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Written by abattre

December 31, 2010 at 11:29 pm

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