Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage


The first code that is available from the OpenStack project, and its available today, is the code for the storage effort, “Object Storage.”  The man at the technical helm of this effort is Will Reese of Rackspace.  Will’s daytime job is development manager and system architect for Rackspace’s Cloud Files, the source of the code for Object Storage.  Will and I grabbed some time at last week’s design summit and he briefed me on the project:

Some of the topics Will tackles:

  • Object Storage is based on the open sourced code from Rackspace’s Cloud Files.
  • What attracted NASA to Cloud Files (think scale).
  • Rackspace will lead the project to get the community kick started but is looking for the community to take over.
  • Storage and Compute will each have their own tech boards made up of members from Rackspace, NASA and the community.
  • In the second half of the interview Will takes us through a quick overview of the cloud files architecture which is written in python, leverages eventlib, and borrows concepts from memcache and some  key-value stores –>  To learn more, check out Will’s talk at OSCON this Wednesday.

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…

About these ads

11 Responses to Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage

  1. […] Blog: Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage […]

  2. […] Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage « Barton's Blog says: July 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm […]

  3. […] Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage « Barton's Blog says: July 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm […]

  4. […] Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage […]

  5. […] community evangelist Barton George did this interview with project lead Will […]

  6. […] community evangelist Barton George did this interview with project lead Will […]

  7. […] community evangelist Barton George did this interview with project lead Will […]

  8. […] community evangelist Barton George did this interview with project lead Will […]

  9. […] by Barton George, Cloud Computing evangelist at Dell, on Openstack.org. He talks to Rich Clark, Will Reese, Lew Moorman and Joshua […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 97 other followers

%d bloggers like this: