OpenStack Summit: Austin

Scality Recap

Scality Videos

Scality had a great showing at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016. Along with our partners, we gave three great presentations about OpenStack, and gave an informative and interactive demo about S3, the Scality RING, and OpenStack – and this content is available to you now! Check out the great content we captured from the show:


Video 1:

Six years of OpenStack – What’s Next?


  • Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical)
  • Jerome Lecat (Scality)
  • Steve Muir (Comcast)
  • Ashish Nadkarni (IDC)
  • Matthew Curley (HPE)

It was in the Austin Convention center that OpenStack was first announced in July 2010 by the Rackspace marketing team. The OpenStack project was started to help organizations build cloud-computing services leveraging standard hardware. The community’s first official release appeared four months later.

In 2011, developers of the Ubuntu Linux distribution adopted OpenStack. Ubuntu’s sponsor Canonical then introduced full support for OpenStack clouds. In the years to come, OpenStack would become the biggest open source initiative since Linux, supported by a fast-growing community.


Video 2:

Open Networking and SDS, vendor-level integration amplifies Software Defined Convergence


  • Nolan Leake (Cumulus)
  • Giorgio Regni (Scality)

Open Networking with Software-Defined Storage allows for the freedom of selection of hardware and software. Leveraging the open platform model on bare-metal switches and servers, the unified network and storage solution allows common automation, management and monitoring framework.

Join Scality and Cumulus as we discuss the benefits of deploying Open Networking and Software-Defined Storage on an open platform. See how these new models address the daily challenges encountered by modern enterprises such as common management and monitoring tools, convenient locality solutions, and automatic load balancing.


Video 3:

OpenStack Unified Storage: One Platform to Rule Them All


  • Nicolas Trangez (Scality)
  • Jordan Pittier (Scality)

In the realm of data storage, OpenStack provides APIs for elastic and on-demand self-service provisioning of block, file and object storage. Using traditional storage solutions, this often leads to the independent procurement and management of several types of storage systems (SAN, NAS, object-store cluster) leading to storage silos; which is costly and inefficient.

In this session we present an overview of Scality’s storage platform including its design principles and architecture, followed by a live demo featuring Openstack integration with a Scality cluster. The demo will highlight the storage services and unique failure recovery mechanisms built into the Scality RING.


S3 and OpenStack, the best of both worlds


  • Paul Speciale (Scality)

OpenStack introduces many challenging problems for storage administrators due to the need for scalable and reliable storage for very large scale unstructured data created by OpenStack applications. While many vendors have focused on the problems of VM Sprawl and the need for thousands of relatively small but high performance Cinder Volumes, very few have focused on the problems of storage for OpenStack applications that create and manage Petabytes of image, video and other large unstructured data objects.

Today, a new generation of object storage systems provide the ability for applications in OpenStack environments to access storage over the fast growing AWS S3 interface. This provide advantages and a wide set of advanced storage features including Accounts for multi-tenancy, Buckets with Versioning, Replication and Lifecycle Management (S3).

Furthermore, S3 provides an extensive security models for authentication, identity and access management and user policies and integration with Enterprise security services such as LDAP and Active Directory. This session will explore the use of the S3 API for storage in the OpenStack environment as the best of both worlds for deploying scalable cloud based applications.

Free Whitepaper

Integrating Scality RING into OpenStack

We believe that OpenStack will be the main framework to enable Enterprises to build software-defined infrastructures, and we have made an increasing amount of investments to provide OpenStack-compatible storage services and more.

Learn more about how software-defined storage works with OpenStack by downloading the whitepaper:


Integrating Scality RING into OpenStack