OpenStack Storage Gets Boost With Riak Compatibility

August 14, 2013


OpenStack Storage Gets Boost With Riak Compatibility

OpenStack Storage Gets Boost With Riak Compatibility

The OpenStack cloud platform got a boost today with the news that Basho Technologies has added OpenStack storage support to the newly-released version 1.4 of its Riak CS software, which will extend OpenStack’s capabilities for distributed storage.

The open source Riak distributed database automatically redistributes data across multiple data centers when you scale, and keeps data available when physical machines fail. Riak CS (cloud storage) is simple, available cloud storage, in the company’s words. It’s open source storage software based on Riak.

“It’s easy to add another node to a cluster is a single command,” said Bobby Patrick the CMO of Basho. “We’ve made it very easy to build large distributed cloud storage that spans multiple locations. That’s what CS does very well.”

Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise significantly boosts the performance of multi-datacenter replication by allowing for concurrent channels, so the full capacity of the network and cluster size can scale the performance to available resources.

The company has also enhanced Riak CS to now support OpenStack’s Keynote authentication service, and it is now formally compatible with OpenStack Object Storage API. This adds a second major cloud, as it supports CloudStack as well. Additionally, Amazon Web Services S3 compatibility was part of the first Riak CS launch. The OpenStack compatibility will appeal to enterprises or service providers looking to build a distributed cloud storage on OpenStack. …



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