Early Availability of SolidFire’s CloudStack Storage Plug-In

Enables dynamic and granular provisioning of all-SSD system within CloudStack.
This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.07.03

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SolidFire, Inc. announced early availability of their driver for the storage plug-in framework within Apache CloudStack.

SolidFire is the first vendor within the CloudStack community to upstream their storage driver into CloudStack.

The development of the storage plug-in framework is an advancement for CloudStack users, removing the need to manually configure storage across different layers of their cloud infrastructure. Accessible for download and testing, the driver allows customers to dynamically provision and manage SolidFire storage and QoS functionality natively within CloudStack. The plug-in framework and related driver will be available within the CloudStack 4.2 release slated for August 2013.

"Since getting involved in the community SolidFire has been working hard to increase contributions and awareness to the storage-related efforts within CloudStack," said Mark Hinkle, senior director, Open Source Solutions, Citrix Systems, Inc. "Delivering the first driver compatible with CloudStack's forthcoming storage plug-in framework is an important milestone for customers looking for more advanced storage orchestration capability from their CloudStack-based infrastructure."

"Our customers are continually looking for faster and more efficient storage solutions," said Ian Rae, CEO, CloudOps. "With SolidFire's unique QoS controls now natively accessible through CloudStack, customers have a compelling storage option for hosting performance-sensitive applications within their CloudStack-based infrastructure."