Storage Architecture for OpenStack (OSSA)

OpenStack has catalyzed the development of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), and most IT shops are just starting to understand how SDS fits into their architecture. In this half-day, hands-on module, we’ll take a look at some critical architectural decisions you’ll need to make about your storage architecture, including block vs object-based storage, how to choose a file system and key questions about high availability and scaling. 

Course Information

Price: $750.00
Duration: 1 day
Learning Credits:
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Essentials for OpenStack 


Target Audience:

This course is designed for Cloud Architects, Data Center Architects, Solution Architects, Systems Engineers, and Pre-Sales Engineers who need to evaluate and recommend OpenStack solutions for their IT organization or for their customers. 


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to make critical architectural decisions about your storage architecture, such as block vs object-based storage, choosing a file system, and important questions about high availability and scaling.


Course Outline:

Module 1: Storage Services Overview 

  • Ephemeral vs Persistent Storage 
  • Block Storage Applications
  • Object Storage Applications 

Module 2: Block Storage 

  • Cinder Architecture
  • Storage Array Abstraction
  • Commodity Storage Backend Technologies 

Module 3: Object Storage 

  • Object Storage Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • High Availability Ring Architecture 

Module 4: Ceph 

  • Ceph Architecture
  • Applications for Ceph 

Hands-On Lab:

  • Configure OpenStack Storage Services