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StorPool Storage with Apache CloudStack Solution for IaaS Providers and MSPs

To build reliable, fast and easy-to-manage clouds

StorPool Storage and the Apache CloudStack Community released a solution brief that aids cloud and storage architects, consultants, administrators, and field practitioners in the design and deployment of reliable, fast, easy-to-manage, and cost-efficient cloud infrastructures based on Apache CloudStack working with KVM hosts and StorPool Storage.

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Apache CloudStack is an open-source virtualization management platform used by some of the world’s largest public and private clouds. It is a multi-hypervisor, multi-tenant, high-availability Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud management platform. With Apache CloudStack and StorPool Storage, MSPs, cloud providers, enterprises, and SaaS vendors can deploy an automated cloud that delivers the application performance and reliability their users need while addressing changes in user requirements over the long term.

The solution brief presents a high-level architecture and the pros and cons of popular deployment models for modern cloud deployments. While every cloud is unique, the common design principles shared should help readers plan how to build their own clouds with Apache CloudStack and StorPool Storage.

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Solution brief is designed to answer topics of concern for cloud builders:

  • How to provide uninterrupted services

  • How to protect user data from loss in case of hardware failures and catastrophic events

  • How to ensure high and consistent performance adequate for demanding applications

  • How to simplify the daily operations tasks and eliminate maintenance downtime

  • How to scale easily with increasing demand

CloudStack has proven itself to be a popular and valuable platform for organizations looking to leverage the benefits of its simplicity and ease of use when deploying private or public clouds,” said Boyan Ivanov, CEO, StorPool Storage. “Cloud providers, MSPs, and enterprises around the world use StorPool with CloudStack because of its efficiency, scalability, and reliability. The solutions brief we have developed with the Apache CloudStack Community highlights how users can achieve a superb experience, including blazing speeds, when combining StorPool Storage with Apache CloudStack.”

The company’s storage volume management is integrated with Apache CloudStack to allow use of the capabilities of the StorPool Storage system through the CloudStack GUI, CLI, and API interfaces. With the integration, the features available in the firm’s get inherited by each cloud deployed with StorPool Storage – enabling cloned provisioning, instant snapshots, thin provisioning, and backup, DR, and QoS policies per virtual disk or VM. Thanks to the way the solution works, VM provisioning is nearly instantaneous, and data placement policies and other settings can be changed in-flight to address changes in user requirements. The result of the deep integration between the 2 systems is that there is no need to manage the storage system directly because all the interactions between CloudStack and StorPool are automated.

The company will be highlighting its capabilities within Apache CloudStack environments at the upcoming CloudStack Collaboration Conference on November 14-16 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Among the presentations given by StorPool executives are Automated CloudStack Deployment on Monday, November 14., StorPool Storage Overview and Integration with CloudStack on Tuesday, November 15., and others.