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From Edison Su <>
Subject RE: Requirements of Storage Orchestration
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:51:38 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Umasankar Mukkara []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:20 AM
> To:
> Subject: Requirements of Storage Orchestration
> Today I had the opportunity to listen to Kevin Kluge at the inauguration event
> of Bangalore CloudStack Group. Some thoughts around new storage
> requirements popped out after this event. I thought I will post to the dev
> group and check what are already in progress. Kevin said, Edison Su is already
> in the process of designing and implementing/re-factoring some portions of
> storage orchestrator.
> I could think of the following extensions to the current cloudstack
>    1. Ability to offload the data protection capabilities to the storage
>    array. (like dedup/snapshot/backup/encypt/compress)
>    2. Ability to provide an API at storage orchestrator so that the storage
>    array can write to this API

Only snapshot/backup are taken into consideration. Any details about the scenario of encypt/compress/dedup?

Such as,  how to use this functionalities, what's the api should look like?
We can expose more capabilities on the API and storage driver layer.

>    3. Extend the current storage offerings to include some of the storage
>    array capabilities such as IOPS guarantee (or throttle), throughput
>    guarantee (or throttle)
> Where can I learn the current development threads around these in
> cloudstack? Edision Su (or) some one who is working on this, can please
> provide some pointers these so that I can pull myself up to speed ?I would
> like to actively participate and hack some parts of it :)
Oh, great! There are so many code I want to change, really need help and get feedback from
other people.
I'll send out the status of my current work and what I am trying to do in another thread.

> --
> Regards,
> Uma.
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